Yep. I’m trying this again.
Some of you are all, huh? Again? What are you talking about? And the rest of you who have seen me attempt this weight loss journey multiple times are either rooting for me, or wondering if I’m a glutton for punishment/embarrassment. See, I’ve tried sharing about efforts to become less of myself a few different times on this here blog, but all before it was called Pass the Plants, so you may have never known. Plus I hid all those old posts so no one can even find them.
So, here’s a video that I made to tell you all about where this is coming from.
The Too Long Don’t Watch Summary
Here’s the situation. I share exclusively plant-based recipes yet I’m 100 pounds overweight. Can you say oxymoron? No comment about the moron part. I’m uncomfortable in my own body and I don’t want to be uncomfortable anymore. I can do something about it, so I will do something about it. And I’m going to tell you about it here every week. Cool?
So. Here’s where things stand right now. Gotta have a baseline, right?
Week 1 – By the Numbers
Current weight: 250.6 lbs
Goal weight by 40th birthday on March 18, 2019: 199.6 lbs (basically, just want to get under 200 pounds by that day)
Final goal weight: 150 lbs (aiming to hit this one year from now, October 1, 2019)
Whenever I’ve written about this in the past, besides the amazing support and encouragement (thank you in advance!), I inevitably get comments from people saying I’m just fine the way I am, etc. The truth is, I’m not. I’m not fine at all. Yes, my weight is just a number, but I know that there is much more than just extra pounds holding me back from fully experiencing my life and living as joyfully as possible. That is my motivation for taking on this challenge, yet again, and doing it publicly. I need to know I’m not alone in this, and sharing about it is the best way I know to build community around a very difficult and sensitive topic.
Here’s to less. And more. If you get what I mean.