I’ve blogged before. I actually have 2 other blogs. But, I have never really blogged about my struggles with weight loss other than a brief mention. I never wanted to put it out there for my friends and family or anyone else to see or find if they searched for me.
But yesterday I started contemplating it and by today I had the basic design set up and a domain name registered. By the end of the day I was catching up on entries from my first week on the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program.
My intentions is for the blog to keep me accountable. I plan to share what I am learning, what I am cooking and eating, tips and good ideas I find and what is and is not working for me. Whether this is read by no one or read by thousands it doesn’t matter, but I will be writing. And if my story helps even one other person beside myself that’s a bonus worth writing for.
I have realized since I hit 35 and had babies that weight loss got a little harder than when I was in my 20’s and early 30’s. The body was more forgiving then.
I also did not have kids until I was in my later 30’s. It was a lot easier to have a schedule that accommodated exercise and eating well; this of course affects anyone with children at home, regardless of age (yours or theirs).
The title of the blog domain GettingHealthyInTheMiddle.com refers to losing weight after 35. But many of the “opportunities” we all face on our road to getting healthy could affect anyone on this journey, whether you are 20 or 70.
I do think my reasons for wanting to lose weight are a lot different than when I was in my 20’s.
Back then, I wanted to wear a certain size clothes. I wanted to get back to the weight I was in high school. I wanted to look good in my wedding dress.
Now, I want more energy to keep up with my kids. I want to stop taking blood pressure medication. I want to avoid having a heart attack as a result of being overweight.
Sure it would be awesome now to look and feel good in my clothes, but now that is just icing. In my 20’s that was the cake.