Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday's a good day to start a blog...right?

I have been saying for months that I am going to begin blogging. I don't know why I haven't gotten any farther than just saying it before now. But Thursday just seems like a good day to begin. Now....where to begin...that's the question.

Because my weight and my efforts to control it are such a huge part of my life I feel like that's a good place to start. So here's a little bit of my history with regard to my efforts to live a low carb lifestyle.

I have been low carbing off and on for years. I had lost weight in the 90's doing Atkin's and kept the weight off until 2001 when my life train wrecked.....maybe I'll talk about all of THAT in a future entry. When my life was falling down around me I turned to Ben & Jerry (yes, as in ice cream) for comfort. I quickly discovered that Ben & Jerry worked even better with "Uncle Eddie's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies." So....after a few short months of that, I found myself at somewhere between 215 and 220 pounds. I'll never forget the day when I looked at a photo of myself and realized I was fat again. I was honestly SHOCKED! It's crazy how we can deceive ourselves when we look in a mirror.

So...I thought, "no problem" I'll just go back to low carb and lose the weight again. Somehow is just wasn't as easy the second time around. I discovered low carb "goodies" which I had about as much self control with as I did with Ben, Jerry, and Uncle Eddie. I met and married Vern, which kept distracting me from my diet. And besides, Vern didn't mind that I was fat, so I told myself it didn't matter. But it did. It mattered because every time I looked at photos of myself it was painful. I was embarrassed to look at them. I am ashamed to admit this, but I even accused Vern of intentionally taking unflattering pictures of me. So, I played around, sometimes eating low carb and sometimes just eating anything and everything. I did add daily exercise to my day and that, at least, I have managed to continue with.

Over the past two years I have lost around 40 pounds. I am not sure of the actual number because I was afraid to weigh myself at the very beginning. So I only have a rough estimate of what I weighed, based on my last doctor visit, before I restarted on my quest to be healthy and whole again. 27 of those pounds I lost doing the Kimkins diet.....and THAT I'll talk about in my next entry.

10 comments:

Jimmy Moore said...

You finally created your blog, Vickie (although it's not "Everybody Loves Vickie")! WOO HOO! Congratulations and I wish you well with it. :)

VernsWifeVickie said...

Jimmy..I am honored that you're the first to read my blog. Thanks so much for the good wishes. AND...thanks for providing us KK survivors/refugees with a new home.

OceanBlue said...

Nice Vickie! I can relate to the picture thing. I finally just told them to stop taking pictures of me. Life goes on and the pounds will come off. So....when's the next entry? I want to read more!

Hilary244 said...

Vicki - Great Start! Somehow, I am always behind Boo. I can't wait for the rest of the story.

Sparky's Girl said...

Great start Vickie! And you even used my suggested name! (Jimmy, I'm not gloating... much. LOL) I understand about the pictures. Pictures always motivate me to get with it!

Deni said...

Vickie,
Your story sounds so much like mine! No wonder I've always liked you! ;)

Jimmy Moore said...

Ah, but I named your Hottie name, Amy! Or should I say "Picture Perfect!" :D

Sparky's Girl said...

Ok Jimmy.. ya got me there. :)

VernsWifeVickie said...

WoW!!! I am so thrilled that you have all taken the time to come and read my blog. I'm thankful for each of you. I was playing around at Becky's campsite this morning and used up all my time so I'm planning to update my blog later today. Thanks so much for coming and reading...it means alot to me.

Christin said...

Hi Vickie! Love the new blog! I'll be following ya. You're such a great person and I love reading your very eloquent words. :)