Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time to Get Healthy!

Three kids and an undisclosed amount of weight later, I realize it's time for me to get real and get healthy.  I'm not only doing it for myself but for my kids.  Being a stay-at-home mom can make you lose yourself in the mommy-role.  When you make or get food, it's what the kids want, which is more chicken nuggets and french fries than most of us would like to admit.  

We don't put ourselves on the top of your priority list and for most of us, that's hard to do.  We think it's selfish or worry that others will think it's selfish.  Even though we think we are taking care of ourselves, if you break it down, you are just taking care of your kids.  It's time for a change!  I need to take care of myself.  If I don't take care of myself, who will be around for my kids? 

With a recent medical problem, I had my ah-ha moment and decided to get serious this time.  I began doing research (some done in the past) and really thought about how my head works and how my life is.  After checking out my options I decided to sign-up for Weight Watchers online.  I'm still figuring things out but am allowing myself time to do so.  I am also making sure that I make realistic, small goals and work my way to my ideal weight.  And my ideal weight is not the ridiculous recommended weight based on my height and age but, a healthy weight.

I have a long way to go and I'm nervous with lots of questions.  My biggest challenge will be making this new meal plan work with my family.  But, I hope that this change will make a healthier me, make me a better role model for my kids, give me the energy I need to keep up with my kids and help my family get healthier too.  I look forward to this new beginning and plan to share the knowledge I learn along the way with all of you. 

Please share with me:  
  • Have you tried something to help you be a healthier you?  Did it work? 
  • How did you stay motivated? 
*You can sign-up for free at Weight Watchers Online, now through June 18, 2011 with a 3 month plan.


  1. Love,love,love weight watchers. It really helped me to start looking at portion size and labels. I wish you great success! I hope you enjoy it like i did.

  2. Thanks Danielle! I'm glad to hear it works. WW is really opening my eyes to portions too! Thanks again for your support. =)