Saturday, January 7, 2012


Today I woke up and decided that I needed to take a good look at myself.

I will be 44-years-old this week and by most standards I would be considered obese.  When I look in the mirror I see a woman that has struggled with weight management since her twenties.  At the age of 25 I was admitted into a program for eating disorders.  When I was my most fit I was 125 lbs and wore a size five. 

When I began working on my self-esteem issues and how I viewed my body I weighed 109 lbs and was a size 2.

At my heaviest I was over 200 lbs and wore size 16.

Today, I am 172 lbs.  Depending on the style I wear a size 10 dress; somestimes a 12.

It has been over two (2) months since I had reconstructive surgery on my left knee.  I am currently participating in physical therapy to regain complete mobility and range of motion.  The surgeon indicated that it would take about a year to completely recover.  I have been instructed not to jog or run or to push myself.

So, what do I do to become fit until I am able to participate in healthy lifetstyle activities?

I am educated enough to know the simple things:

1)  drink lots of water
2)  get enough sleep
3)  eat more fruits and vegetables
4)  cut back on the sweets and the sodas
5)  keep on going to physical therapy

I am hoping that as I record my attempts and progress, I will continue to be driven to become healthier and more fit.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your recovery, and becoming more fit!

    I think it is a common struggle with women, especially when you have perfect stick-people constantly parading in front of us on the television or movie screen.

    But, I have found that when I am doing what is right, and I am in tune with the spirit, I don't feel bad about myself, but can acknowledge honestly, and without a critical eye, that I need to take better care of my body, and God has outlined a way to do it. :)