Why blog – Annie’s story

Why blog – Annie’s story

I can’t speak for my sister, but in my lifetime, I’ve lost a lot of weight. I mean, A LOT. OK, probably not the most ever, but maybe over 120 pounds. So how, you might ask, am I currently at my highest weight ever?

I don’t know. And that’s what this blog is for – figuring that mystery out. At least for me. I’m not here to tell anyone what to do. In fact, my sister hates vegetables and I love them – so I can’t even tell HER what to do.

Some facts – my son just turned 10 and I weigh nearly the same now as when he was born. Not true when he was 5 or 8. Somehow, based on notes I have on my phone, I have gained and lost 25 lbs. at least three times and then gained and lost 10-15 lbs. innumerable times.

Every time I “diet” I lose weight. Atkins, Whole30, Weight Watchers – they all work for me… as long as I’m “on the diet.” I don’t want to BE “on a diet” for the rest of my life. But then again, I don’t want to be 40 lbs. over weight either. So it’s time to choose and do something different this time.

The one thing I haven’t tried is chronicled “Losing It,” tracking not just what I’m eating, but what I’m thinking, feeling, doing when the weight comes off, and eventually, inevitably when the weight begins to creep back on. (I’m not kidding myself.)

And maybe, just maybe, by chronicling what’s going on I’ll learn something about myself. I can’t speak for you, do with this what you will. Laugh at my expense or join me or do nothing.

But me, I’ve got to do something. Again. It’s getting late in the game. Oh, and I recently turned 46. So, here’s to Losing It. And hopefully not finding it again in two years.

Wish me luck.

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