A little about me… I’m a Mom to a wonderful loving little boy. He’s truly the light of my life alongside my Husband. The two of them are what or should I say who gets me up in the morning – with a smile too!
When I was pregnant with my little man, Natie, it actually started out rocky. Not because of the pregnancy, but because my Father was very ill. I spent the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy visiting my Dad upstate in & out of hospitals & rehab facilities. See…my Dad was the last of my immediate family I had left. Two years prior to my Dad’s passing I lost my Grandma & Brother. And on Feb 13th this year it will have been 10 years that I’m without my Mom. I guess knowing about my past helps to remind me why I’m where I’m at today.
With my Dad’s illnesses – heart problems, type 2 diabetes, etc. a lot of them were due to his weight. I’m finding myself following in his footsteps WAY before he started showing these problems – and that is what scares me. Not only for me, but for my Son & Husband. When I was pregnant I found out I had G.D. – Gestational Diabetes. When I met with the nutritionist she told me I’m at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and need to focus on getting the weight off after my pregnancy. I was checking my numbers here & there after delivery & had some concerning numbers. About 10 months after I had Natie I decided to get a physical. Everything checked out great except for the fact I’m “borderline” type 2 diabetes. Ok, less face it – borderline IS type 2 diabetes. Seriously – you would think that would have been a wake up call for me…sure it was for a little bit. I lost some more weight & started working out more, but something happened & it all stopped. Now what was that something – who knows – the wind blew in the wrong direction, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, anything – I was probably looking for any excuse & whatever I chose worked.
So, why the blog you ask? eh…who knows? I’m hoping this will help keep me more accountable…it’ll also be a great way to record my progress – and failures. I’m not naive. I know this is a journey where ups & downs are a given. It’ll be great to read about the failures & see what I did to come out of it.
Where do you go from here?… Not really sure how I’m going to do this… Daily posts? I weigh in weekly with WW – I do online because that’s what works for me at the moment. Hoping to join meetings with a friend in May after she has her baby – (YEAH Baby Smoosh!). So I’d like to keep track of those numbers. I’d also like to do measurements. I guess monthly measurements? In the past when I’ve focused on “diet & exercise” I lost more in inches than the number on the scale, so that would help keep me motivated. Maybe even post some pictures…the good, the bad & the ugly.
Wish me luck!