In the fall of 2016 I stepped on a doctor’s scale, immediately sliding the weights to 450 pounds, the scale’s max, to save the nurse from having to pretend I could weigh less, and was sadly not shocked when the scale wouldn’t balance. For the third time in my life I weighed over 450 pounds, again.
I prayed for a few months and tried several diets, losing and regaining some weight and continuing to pray. One day I decided to look at sparkpeople’s site, and I’ve been logging meals since then. For the first few days I put pictures of my meals on Facebook, believing this visual meal log would be another way to hold myself accountable. I began looking for motivation in weight loss blogs and decided to start my own.
I log pictures of my meals here each day, also sharing recipes and meal ideas I want to remember and think others might enjoy.
I save articles I find about motivation, handling struggles, exercise, and other diet tips when I believe I’ll want to refer to them later. I use this blog to (1) collect tools to help me achieve my goals and (2) to document the process.
My health plan:
- Log meals on sparkpeople and through photos daily.
- Read at least one motivational item daily.
- Move every day.
- Portion control plus lots of vegetables, fruits, and water. Nothing is off-limits, in moderation.