Day One.

This photo was taken July 4th 2012.  This girl was ON IT!  She was a runner.  She ate within her calories 90% of the time.  She felt great in her clothes.  

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I have been on a bad spiral of food and sloth for several months now and that is NOT how I want to live my life.  My spiral has also affected my kids now, as they too have gained weight and that is not fair.  It’s my job to teach them how to live as adults.  I should be teaching them that healthy eating 90% of the time is important.  I should be teaching them that exercise is part of everyday life, not just when you are “on it.”  There should be no… “on it.”  That should be what life just IS.  Always ON IT.  Always taking care of yourself.

I went to a hoarding seminar Friday and one of the things I took away from it was when he said that the average person brings in 2-5 items into their home every couple weeks or so… and then discards just as many.  A hoarder can bring in 75 items, and discard maybe 2, if that.  That got me thinking about my weight and eating.  I am a food hoarder.  I don’t hoard food in my house…  I hoard it in my body.  I take in far more than I need or use.

Another interesting factoid that he threw out there was that almost all hoarders are obese or overweight.  Coincidence?  I think not.

I am going to use this blog daily as my tool to guide my journey as a place to put my thoughts and food diaries and exercise logs.  I don’t want to clutter up my personal blog with this stuff

… maybe someday I will figure out how to combine them with tabs or something.

This is me today.  This girl is lazy.  She eats crappy, high calorie foods all the time, is “on it” for a few days and then falls “off it” and ruins any progress she has made… and then some.  This girl has 2 pairs of pants that she can wear and even those are super tight.  She can’t wear any of the super cute clothes that she bought last year when she was the other girl.

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