Sunday, August 15, 2010

Let's get healthy together.

I don't know about you but I've been dieting since I was 11 and have had a few successes over 30+ years but haven't ever maintained weight loss.  Add to that the fact that I've always gained back more than I lost in the first place.

That's about to change.  It has to.  I refuse to be obese for the rest of my life!  Earlier this year I began to have pain in my knees and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and torn menisci in both joints!  Did you know that every unwanted pound you carry around is like 3 pounds to your knees?  I found myself yearning for a handicapped parking permit and shopping for a "cute cane".  Luckily, I've come to my senses and have decided to make my health a priority.  I won't resort to those aids without a fight!

I hope you'll check back often to join me on my trek.  I'll be sharing my experiences and since I'm a pretty awesome cook you can count on some tasty healthy recipes.  So, what are you waiting for?  Let's get healthy together!


  1. I am with you! I agree completely and yet I have my own problems with my weight. I really look forward to your healthy recipes and you are an encouragement to me and you can do this!!
    I am trying to find my own means of loosing weight and getting more exercise, it isn't easy with small children and moving to a new area but I will find my routine once again and I hope sooner rather than later (being close to moving time again).

  2. I'm in! The title of the blog is brilliant! It applies to every aspect of this. Be less self conscience, less large, less weight, a smaller size, lighter on my feet, ETC. So close and yet so far away. I love the first week of a new plan. I sit with my logbook and write every morsel that touches my lips. My children were teasing me at the table tonight saying that they remember that last round and that they know that the enthusiasm will soon dwindle. So far so good. I am looking forward to weighing in! What an odd thing to say, to actually look forward to that most humiliating experience.