Believe me when I say that my love of fabric yo-yo's has nothing to do with this post. Several days ago, while visiting Sharon at the Red Geranium Cottage, I noticed that she had issued a diet challenge to her fellow bloggers. By nature, I am not a competitive person in any way, shape, or form, but I knew that this challenge would be a good motivational tool for me. It doesn't take a genius to see that I am overweight.
I have been a yo-yo dieter since I can remember, and at the ripe old age of 53, nothing has changed. Over the last couple of years, I have gained quite a few pounds, losing a few, then gaining most of it back again. Several months ago I had my thyroid tested and it is as normal as can be so that excuse went out the window. At the moment, I have a very limited wardrobe because most of my clothes do not fit me. Somehow it brings me great comfort in knowing that I am not alone. By golly, gee whiz, just look at Oprah. She's a woman with unlimited resources and yet she cannot get it together either. I must say that she is much braver than I am because she has revealed her current weight and weight gain and I don't think that I can. Posting this onto my blog where everyone in the world can read it is humbling enough.
Part of Sharon's diet challenge is to post a before picture. I have thought long and hard about whether I would be able to fulfill this part of the challenge. I have decided that I am going to close my eyes and hope for the best and post my doggone photo for the world to see. It's a side view, and probably the worse possible view to show you. Darn that Sharon, she's just so convincing and inspiring that I think I probably would follow her to hell's gate...well, most likely not, but you get what I'm trying to say. So here it is.
I enlisted my son to take a few photos of me. I was amused that the first thing out of his mouth was that I should slouch over and not smile. I laughed and quickly informed him that he had been viewing too many weight-loss adds because those before and after shots are so obvious and cheesy. Anyway, it is very evident that I don't have to slouch over and not smile to get a typical before photo. ROFLMAO
Another part of this challenge is to provide diet tips, recipes, and support. Each person will post an update on their blogs each Monday(I've missed this Monday's post due to being sick). I have a link to this challenge posted in my sidebar if you'd care to follow along. Who knows, maybe you could use some motivation too.
And by the way, it seems to me that I am not the only one around here that needs to be on a diet. I'm just sayin'.
So, now that I have spilled my guts to the world, I will soon be heading out the door for dinner to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. By the way, he's a helluva young man and I love him dearly. Wish me luck that I make healthy choices. It's going to be difficult as my evening will be filled with an abundance of temptation but I know that I can do it. Most likely. Maybe. *grin*
Take care, everyone.