Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Beginnings

It’s 2011 and time for a new start.  I turned 50 this past year. That's right. Half a century.  I know too many people who are having health problems because of carrying too much weight.  I know the aches and pains in my knees, hips and feet would likely go away if I take off a lot of weight. 50 pounds. How do I know this? My doctor told me.  After I got the injection in my knee (that didn’t work, btw).  I don’t want another injection again.  Never.
I started this blog because I want to start taking better care of me and I know that I will follow through if I start chronicling what I’m doing online.
In the past I’ve been more successful at losing and keeping the weight off while going to a gym or using a treadmill at home.  Finances are not going to allow for any of that this year.  So.  What to do?
Use the internet , of course!  And the library!  And my very own common sense! All of those things are free…..
I’m putting it all out there people!  My starting weight is 230 pounds.  The heaviest I’ve ever been in my life.  Even when I was 9 months pregnant.
Pictures may or may not happen…..
Exercise and eating right will…..


  1. Way to go! Great resolution. Found you on Bloggy Moms, following your progress!! Happy New Year!

  2. Hello I am from Bloggy Moms and the dare. I am so Proud of you for what your doing. I will be 50 soon and I can also stand to lose some weight as well.

  3. Good luck! It won't always be easy, but having clear goals and surrounding yourself with supportive, encouraging people helps! I'll be sure to check back in and see how you're doing!

  4. Good for you! Accountability through blogging has been very successful for me. Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to following your journey, and providing support and help whenever I can!

    I've followed you through Google Reader, and look forward to your posts.

    Pat @

  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog & following. I am now following you back, looking forward to hearing about your year long weight loss journey. Good Luck, every think of an online blogger weight loss club, would love to join you. Let me know what you think, Michele

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