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Friday, October 29, 2010

One block at a time

That's how we get there. Get where? Everywhere.

I could spend more time to make this a clever, well-written post, but instead I'm going to just move along and get it done.

I want your help. I am in the process, let me emphasis process, of changing my eating habits and overall relationship with food. I'm not on a diet to fit into a certain dress or bathing suit.
I know that if I don't do something soon, I will end up a diabetic with heart disease and then one day my children will very likely share the same struggles. That might sound dramatic, but only if you don't know my family.

I've been on the Weight Watchers plan for 7 weeks and did very well at first. Down 17 pounds and feeling good, I forgot that it is a daily, hourly choice for me. I put myself on cruise and didn't to stay alert.
I'm off track. I've gained back almost 2 pounds. The pounds don't matter except that they reflect my actions. I actively gained those pounds. (remember the m&m breakfast?)

I know the holidays are coming and if it isn't a holiday it's something else because that's life. I'm lucky enough to have plenty of food options at all times. I struggle with those options, though.

This is what I want from you. I want to be able to talk about my struggles and successes on here. I want you to comment on what I say occasionally. Tell me how you feel or just tell me... something.
I am stumbling and asking for a hand. It is embarrassing but I don't care. It is important enough for me to humble myself and share this now.

Let me be clear: I don't have a weight-loss goal. I don't even have a scale in my house. I do weigh-in at my weekly WW meetings, but that's it.
If ya'll welcome it, I will share my weekly results with you.

Okay, now who's with me?


Daddy said...

Sorry, but most of the health problems are genetic. They were lovingly given to me and Mama from our parents and grandparents. That's just the hand that is dealt to you through birth, and all we can do is try to control them. It's wonderful that you are being proactive and trying to strive for better health now, instead of after the fact. We'll be rooting for you, because we want all the years we can have with all our family. Love you! Keep the positive attitude.

Melissa said...

You are not alone, Cayce. I feel the same way you do about wanting to be here for my daughters and want to learn how to be healthier so they don't have the same struggles I've had. I really think that is my biggest motivation.

Kelly Jo said...

I feel your pain, Cayce. I ate the entire bag of Kit-Kats I bought for trick or treaters. The ENTIRE bag. Sometimes is just seems easier to grab the bad stuff instead of the fruit that I passed right over to get to the candy. The good part is that you are motivated and that you want to be healthier. I think it is great that you put it on your blog...it's very real. Good Luck! This post is very motivating!

Kelly said...

Jordan and I watched super size me, the documentary about the guy who ate Mcdonald's for a month straight (he literally gained 24 pounds in a month!!) I am now thinking that I need to find this guy's picture on the internet, print it, and put it on my fridge to remind myself to NEVER eat fast food again. It was a true wake up call for us. We are going to start a diet/exercise program this week. We also feel the need to just be healthier. Maybe you have started something that we can all do together and support each other. Way to go!

amberlee said...

Just now reading this, but you know you have my support! We've talked about this before and you've been very supportive of my recovery- of course, you can count on me to cheer you on to healthier and happier! :)

And ditto you and Melissa, my kids are the #1 reason I am in this PROCESS to being healthier. I would HATE for them to repeat any of my food behaviors.