I hope everyone’s New Year is progressing wonderfully and as planned!
As promised here is the post with a little more detail in whats going on with my life. Of course, if there’s any questions please leave them in the comment section below!
As I stated in my first post I have been overweight for the majority of my life, which is a goodly portion as I’m 30. As a child I was slightly chubby, as some children just are. My parents tried to help me make wise food decisions when I got older and remained chubby, but by that time I was old enough to make many food decisions on my own and, shall we say, they weren’t wise at all.
I’m currently weighing in at 296lbs. This down from about 310lbs so I am making progress at a safe pace, even if I feel it’s too slow. Instant isn’t a thing in regards to weight loss for me. It’s unfortunate I cant just unzip and step out of it. It did take me my entire life to get here and hopefully it’ll take less time than that to get rid of it! I’m looking to lose slightly over 100lbs.
The approximate 14lbs I’ve lost so far have been because of diet change. I have yet to start excising as I was trying to get the whole eating better thing down before adding more into the mix. I’m planning on walking at first. I would like to eventually start running but the last time I did that I really hurt one of my feet so I’m a little timid to do that again. I did one of the worst rookie mistakes, I pushed too hard too soon.
I was originally on a slew of medications for my diabetes. My hubby and I are trying to conceive and many of those medications will cause birth defects. My Dr. advised me that once I got a positive pregnancy test we would look into alternate medications but it made me too nervous and I would stop taking them weeks at a time. My Dr saw how nervous I was about that so she switched me to insulin and metformin. I also take a vitamin and a folic acid supplement. I do occasionally take additional supplements on a weekly basis as the metformin gives me diarrhea, and sometimes it’s painful. For most people this side effect goes away after several days. For me it’s an ongoing issue I’ve discussed with my Dr.
We currently rent a room from my In-Laws. While I would enjoy having out own place I also love living with my In-Laws. I’m very lucky that they love me, I them, and that we get along. We’ve all heard those horror stories in regards to that. We do occasionally don’t see eye to eye but that is part of being human. Hopefully, some time soon, we will have two rooms with them. I’m planning on making one a living/family room type space and the other a bedroom space. I also like to help around the house and generally participate in family life by making dinner.
I currently have five animals. I have a dog, Beethoven, a cat, Evil Genius, and three rabbits, Gravy, Biscuits, and Special Sauce. Beethoven is a Shih Tzu and is an older gentleman at almost 14 years. Evil Genius is much younger at about 2 years old. She is a Siamese mix of some sort. Gravy is a California, Biscuits is a Rex, and Special Sauce is their baby (who happens to be larger than both of them!). All are spayed/neutered with the exception of the rabbits.
I currently work as a technical support agent for one of the clients my company contracts with. They are located in San Francisco, but I’m lucky enough to be able to work out of my home. Currently out of a small storage space my Father In Law converted into an office for me :). Hubby just finished getting his CNA license so is in the process of finding a career in that field. He already has quite a bit of experience in it as he has been a day time care provider for a young paraplegic man for the last 5 years or so.
No one knows what the future holds for them but I’m hoping for a really good year! I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I’ll see ya’all this Monday!