Sanity ☑ (so far...)
215.6 lb... 4/17/17 OMAD SW
A little About Me to get us started:
Hello there! My name is Amy. I am a mom, a wife, and a homemaker. I turn 39 next month and before I get any further, I need to give a big shout out to the BIG 4 0. Yes that's right, I'm coming for you like a storm this year, get ready!!! Keep reading to find out why...
I have HUGE things currently pulling on my time and my emotional being. I find myself needing to focus on life outside of food and dieting, but at the same time lose weight. LOL, that seems impossible sounding, I know, but I have to believe that OMAD is the way to peel two carrots at once! Making a permanent move to Australia, selling my house, and clearing out decades of personal/family possessions into a few suitcases is rather traumatic to say the least. All of this needing done inside of the next 3 months, mind you. I have to do it though, because I chose it and now the ball is rolling with or without me. So let's tackle the emotions...
To start, I have 30 years experience dieting and losing weight. Somehow though, without fail, I typically self-sabotage into sliding backwards. I let things get to me, little things, big things, I am your typical emotional eater and yo-yo dieter. That's why I am grateful that MFP has found it's way into my life because I really need a helping hand. Now, more than ever, I find myself in the most stressful position I have ever faced.
It makes sense to track successes and failures, no doubt, and the way to stay that course is through Community. I had huge success 5 years ago when I submerged myself into Vegan Facebook Journal groups, so I know it works. I had a 60lb loss. Unfortunately though I turned that loss into an 80 lb gain and have been hanging out ever since between 230-240lbs.
So here we go
I am plunging myself back into a social group to get, and hopefully give, the support to make it work. I am determined to lose my extra weight and get myself ready to shift gears into a completely different lifestyle on the other side of the world. I have extreme heat and humidity to face. I have going back into the workforce to face. And I have to face living outside of my safe little bubble to enter a culture that is outdoor physical and social dominant. Losing weight is an absolute MUST and I look forward to shedding possessions and social anxiety while doing so. I am excited, I am terrified, I am ready...
Thank you for reading my initial story! There's a lot more to come so adding me as a friend would be awesome.
in regards to my vegan diet, I grew up and have eaten an OMNI diet for most of my years. I promise I am not one of those crazy dogmatic preachy vegans.
I mention it in my titles and headings for those doing specific searches. I won't judge anyone else's choices.