Back in the Saddle Again

My name is Jennifer. I am 41 years old. I weigh 225 lbs and am only 5’1″. Ridiculous!

“I have eyes. I can see, you know. And I can see that you’re not taking care of yourself.” These were the simple, gently delivered words spoken by my loving husband that finally threw me over the edge, propelling me into action two years ago. Thus the name of my blog. My serious commitment to my diet lasted about three weeks. I can blame it on a few comments from a brother-in-law (see October 24, 2009 post), but that pretty much became an excuse to be a victim and quit.

Fast forward two years, a couple of years older, a few pounds heavier, and I’m ready to start again. There wasn’t any particular trigger. A few fat pictures I couldn’t quite accept (“That cannot be me!”). The increasingly uncomfortable feeling that my skin was too small for my body. The realization that I’m not ready to give up on life. I’m not ready to be an old lady.

Why? Because I am convinced that there is always hope. Always reason to try again. Not trying again means I’ve decided by default to be a helpless old lady who can’t hike, bike, kayak, swim, go four-wheeling, or participate in many other physical activities that I used to enjoy.

One year from now, I intend to be able to do all those things and more!

I am excited to be joining the online weight loss community. Excited to be inspired by others, and hoping to be an inspiration myself. Back in the saddle again! : )