Monday, September 14, 2009

Welcome To My Blog

"This Is It." It is September 14, 2009 and I am at my highest weight ever. I'm 5'5" and weigh 320 pounds. That's right. I'm posting my weight on a blog for the whole world to see. That alone should be inspiration! In a way, I think "I don't know how I got to this point," but in other ways, I do know. Am I ashamed? No. But, I am disappointed in myself. I have high cholesterol and borderline high blood pressure. I have talked my doctor into letting me stay off the high cholesterol medication, vowing to eat healthy and exercise. I really do not want to be on medication at the age of 33. I'm too young for that! I am at the point where I feel like I HAVE to do SOMETHING about my weight. I have a toddler who needs me around for a long time, and a husband who wants me around for a long time. I've put this off, I think because I'm scared and I feel hopeless at times. But, I've decided THIS IS IT! I HAVE to do this. I've lost almost 80 lbs before, so I know I CAN do it. Right now, I'm 100 lbs heavier than my weight when I got married in 2004. Sometimes, in my mind I just think "what's the use, I'll just gain it back AGAIN!" I am going to STOP those negative thoughts and LOSE IT FOR GOOD! And I'm not just going to lose weight, I'm going to do it in a very healthy way. I plan to exercise moderately, eat healthy, and nurture myself psychologically. My tools will be the Weight Watchers Points system and the book "The Complete Beck Diet For Life" by Judith Beck. And, of course, this blog and YOU, my readers! I welcome any comments and suggestions from all of you! Thank You for taking this journey with me. I look forward to sharing the joys of celebration, as well as the tears of disappointment with you.


  1. Hey Mel!

    WOW, good for YOU! I am so proud that you are so over it and are taking a stand! I have also lost over 70lbs and it was very HARD and I can tell you it is So worth it! I will be here for your support and to give you any advise I can on eating healthy and ecercise, I am kind of an expert at this point! LOL
    But seriuosly, If you need ANYTHING just let me know or send me a message, there will be hard days, but look at little Nicholas as inspiraton, he will keep you motivated as well!
    I love you and wish you all the best in this journey.. and again, WELL DONE for taking a stand!

    best of luck!~!

    JOSH :-)

  2. Way to go, Melody! That post took a lot of courage, and I think you'll look back on it and be really proud of it! I'm rooting you on all the way!

  3. Yeah for you! That is awesome. I need to find that motivation and get myself going as well. Im 21 and have high blood pressure :/

  4. Melody . . . GOOD FOR YOU!!! My name is Tena and I am also starting my healthy living journey - again. I want/need to lose at least 90 pounds so I can GET OFF the blood pressure medicine. I saw your post on the WISH board on the DIS, and came over here to lend my support. Maybe we can be inspirations to each other!?!?!?

  5. That is awesome! We can do it together :)

  6. Melody! Saw your link on the DIS. Good for you, brave desprate girl. I need to lose also. I will be following you. Ironically, I started a blog here today too. Not about weight loss though. Looking forward to your next update or thoughts!