Sunday, May 4, 2008

A "Weighty" Issue

Those of you who have known me for the last 10 or so years (has it really been that long??) know that I've really struggled with my weight. At one point I was running and was down to a very healthy weight. I was strong and I worked hard to get there. Well, I've let myself go, my weight has crept up to the highest that its ever been, my blood pressure is high, my cholesterol is high and I get winded walking up the stairs (which is hard, because I have them in my house). So, its time to take the proverbial bull by the horns and do something about it.

I've started on the South Beach Diet. No caffeine, no sugars, low carbs.....lots and lots of water. For someone who has existed on caffeine, sugar and carbs most of their adult life, this is hard. But, I'm going to do it.

So, wish me luck, say a prayer for me and I'll let you know how I'm doing and when I hit certain milestones.

3 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

Good Luck Pati! I know you can do this...

Carol said...

Yes you can - I know what you are made of and it is Good Strong Stuff - Keep your Goal in site and your eye on the prize. A healty and fit YOU!!!! YEA!!!

Glad I found you on this "Blog"

Raedene said...

South Beach is a good diet. My diabetes doctor put me on it and I have lost thirty pounds so far. Keep going! I am praying for your mom and you, too.