Thought I'd try something a little bit different for my blog. I got to thinking the other day that the thing that I struggle with the most as well as so many other people is managing my weight. This blog is called "The Diary of a Former Fat Girl" because I was for most of my life a "fat girl". This isn't one of those situations where I deluded myself into believing I was fat because I was. I'm the type of person that calls a spade a spade so yes, I was fat. That's not to say I was obese, but I was always trying to lose weight.
When I was 11, I managed to drop 25 pounds & I kept it off for a few years, but then I got into high school & it all went down hill. I spent most of high school & college trying to lose the weight that I had put back on, but for one reason or another I got lazy and never dedicated myself to the cause the way I needed to. I LOVE food. I like cooking it and eating it. I'm Italian, it's kind of in my blood and my family almost centers around food. There is always something not on the diet laying around and it's always so appealing that it's hard to pass by. If you're Italian I don't even have to explain what I mean about there ALWAYS being delicious food around. Someone is always trying to get you to eat something and after awhile you just give in. It wasn't that I didn't exercise either. I belonged to a gym, I had trainers but I just couldn't dedicate myself the way I really needed to.
A year after I graduated college, I became so disgusted with how I looked and how I felt that I decided to really dedicate myself to eating well and working out. At first, it was pretty awful. Every muscle in my body hurt and I thought I was going to turn into a piece of poultry from all the chicken I was eating. Slowly, it started to pay off and I started to drop weight. In just 6 months I was down almost 30 pounds and was on a mission to keep my figure. I'm tempted all the time to forget about my salad and just eat the salami sandwich. I have a HUGE weakness for ice cream so I know all about wanting to lose yourself in a pint of Hagen Daaz. There are times when I have to talk myself out of reaching for the cookies in the cabinet...I wish I could say that was a lie but there would be no point in lying.
Okay, so that's my back story. The purpose of this blog is to show where I started, where I'm at and where I hope to go. For those of you out there that struggle with your weight (especially the ladies) you will understand the daily battle you have to have with yourself. For the past 6 weeks I have increased my mission to get a slammin beach body for the summer. This blog will document my progress and hopefully encourage other people as well as make them laugh as they go about their daily battle with trying to keep off the weight... So while this may be slightly embarrassing to put myself out there here it is for you to see...
This is at the start of 2007
This is the start of 2010 more than 30 pounds less
Stay tuned for daily updates & progress pictures as I aim to get the body I'm after. Until next time...