Friday, April 22, 2011

{ It's a New Day....It's a New Blog }

It's so intimidating to figure out what to write for my inaugural Vegan Lolly blog post.  So instead of writing something, I wrote nothing for several weeks.  But in thinking it through, that is exactly what I have always done with my weight. So not anymore...let me just start this blog with telling you a little about my continuing story.  I had such a significant amount of weight to lose that it seemed too overwhelming and so I stood still...did nothing.  Well, actually I did do something...I kept gaining weight. :)

But things changed in the Spring of 2010 and since then I have lost more than 70 pounds!  Oh, I still have a very long way to go, but on that day last Spring, at the age of 45, as unhealthy as I had ever been, and my self esteem at zero, I had reached rock bottom.  My weight loss goals seemed overwhelming and unattainable.  I could fake it well, but inside, both physically AND spiritually, I was dying.

Through a series of "AHA" moments that would require entire blog posts of their own (!), on that day last Spring, I set a new course for my life and my health.

I hate looking at "before" pictures of myself, and have very few of them actually, but thought I should post something here for posterity....

I'm still a work in progress and I want to use this blog to document the vegan life that I love so much, share my weight loss successes (and even the disappointments), share my journey of going from a sedentary chick to a girl - dare I say it - that actually could be enjoying exercising (but still doesn't do it enough), share interesting health and nutrition information that sparks my interest, post some of the yummy vegan food that I make, and finally, if I am honest, there may just be a picture or two of my beloved four-legged children.
 See...I just had to do it! :)

I'll talk to you tomorrow!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have done so well! I cant wait to read more of your blog. I have just started my weight loss journey and created a blog too. Stop by and take a look if you like. Congratz on your weight loss, you look fantastic!