Hello! My name is Sonja, I'm new to myfitnesspal and actually found it by accident this morning while looking for a weight loss ticker to add to another message board. LOL!
I'm 34 years old, married and have one child, a son, who is 11 years old whom I homeschool. I also have 3 dogs. I have a wonderful life but I would like to lose weight so that I can enjoy it more.
My husband and son have never seen me "look my best". My son can't imagine that I was ever thin. I want to change that.
I have PCOS with Insulin Resistance. I am 5'3 and weight 285 lbs. This is the 2nd time this morning that I've posted that information on the Internet - it's not getting any easier... yikes! There have been several wakeup calls through the years, all of which I've chosen to ignore... joint pain, tight clothes, climbing sizes, stretch marks, tiredness, etc. So, suffice it to say - I've KNOWN that I'm fat for a long time... but I've told myself all the old excuses too... "I carry it well", "I'm big boned" (lol.. I'm 5'3, remember?), "I feel fine", "It's baby weight" (that one isn't cutting it so much since he's 11!)... the list goes on and on and on...
My latest wakeup call came loud and clear the other night while I was watching wrestling with my son. I was watching some guys who looked HUGE... I mean, MASSIVE... and when they gave their height and weight... I realized that I weigh more than several of the heavy weight contenders.... HOLY CRAP BATMAN... gotta do something and quick!
So last night I enlisted the help of DH and my friend's DH and moved my mother's treadmill to my house. Last night I walked for 10 minutes at 2.7 mph. Not much... but it was a start. This morning, I walked for 21 minutes at 3.2-3.6 mph.
I don't know that I can look at the "big goal" right now... but my first goal is to lose 10 lbs by May 2nd. I'm having a surprise birthday party for my DH and his family is coming in from out of town. I'd love to be able to buy a new outfit in a smaller size for that day.
I look forward to talking to all of you!