Because of my rebellious nature, I sort of wanted to prove that I was okay even though I was overweight. For years I was. I saw my doctor regularly, good cholesterol, good blood pressure, everything was okay. Lately my blood pressure has been creeping up. I tried to pretend that I was okay. I was OKAY. But the day came when I wanted to be more than okay. I want to be healthier and I want to have more energy. I want my kids to see me making healthy choices. It's risky to be putting all of this in a blog when I have just started on this path. Some of you are going to see me at a conference next weekend, and guess what? I'm not strictly following the food plan when I am there. (I'm stressed enough about the conference, can't even think about tracking points!)
There is another part to this equation, my wonderful husband of fifteen years. He has his own story to tell, but he has also gained weight that he is ready to lose. We have decided to try Weight Watchers together to see if we can become healthier. We hope that by doing this together, we will be able to stick with it and support each other. I feel like we are at the beginning of a very long journey. However it is not a journey that I dread, I am excited to see what's going to happen. I'll let you know how it goes, and if you have any suggestions or hints, I would LOVE to hear them!