Thursday, July 29, 2010

First blog post

I've tried to keep a blog before, but I've never been successful. I love reading blogs but for some reason, I haven't been good about doing one for myself. I think the time is right to begin again.

Maybe the reason why I've never been successful is because I'm always worried about what I'm saying and who is reading it and what the may think. I think I'm over that now.

Maybe I should tell you who I am, in case you don't know. My name is Kara, I'm 31 years old and live in Indianapolis. I'm a wife and a mommy to 2 little girls. I also work full-time. That doesn't leave a lot of extra time.

I've struggled with my weight for a long time. But even when I thought I was struggling, I was actually a normal weight. I always felt fat in middle school and high school but looking back, my true weight problem didn't begin until probably college.

I seem to gain weight very easily but I was always able to lose it when I put my mind to it. That was until I gave birth to my 2nd daughter. I lost all my pregnancy weight but it slowly started creeping back on. That was about 3 years ago. I now weigh about what I did when I gave birth to her. Not very good.

I've started seeing a shrink to help me. Obviously no one chooses to be overweight. It happens for a reason. I began to see that my reason was more emotional/psychological. I've been to one session and he said it basically sounds like I don't put myself first. I don't make losing weight a priority. So tomorrow, in our session, we're going to work on ordering my priorities.

The plan is to start my diet on Monday. I know it's not good to say diet, and I know it's not good to start on a Monday. But I'm out of town this weekend for a girl's weekend and it's just what I'm going to do. So starting Monday, August 2nd, I will be doing Phase 1 of South Beach, because it works well for me.