Here is me doing something that I thought I would never do: I'm making a public post about my goal to lose weight. I hate doing this for many reasons, but I've decided that like it or not, this time it's the real thing, and writing about it is my way of increasing my accountability!
Weight loss is something I think about constantly, especially because I know I am in such desperate need of it. I can never seem to find quite the right motivation to get myself to do it, which means it's a constant battle. I also don't have anyone that I'm accountable to for my progress. However, today I officially joined a "Biggest Loser" contest at work, even putting money in to participate, and I don't want to lose my investment, so now I'm more determined than ever! I'm ready to make a secret and strong desire a reality, and I'm going to need all the help I can get. So, between the contest and this blog post (which makes me accountable to everyone who reads this) I'm hoping that will do it. (Thanks for the inspiration, Angie! I was thinking about your post today and decided it's a perfect idea to write about it in my blog no matter how much I may be opposed to the idea.)
All I can say is that it's about time I decided that I'm really going to do this!! No more looking in the mirror and thinking how horrible I look all the time or looking at pictures from college and wishing I could be that skinny again, when really I wasn't that skinny to begin with, just more so than now. Three months from now, I'm anticipating having made some very positive changes, shaped up and worked harder than I ever have before. Wish me luck!! Yes, I will be reporting on my progress from time to time, although it might not be weekly.