The first one….

So here’s my first post.  Let’s start with saying that for the past 4 years I’ve been struggling to watch what I eat and lose weight.  I did Weight Watchers and was able to lose about 20 lbs.  That was great, hard work but great.  Then I stopped WW and gained it all back.  Not so great.  I currently have a gym membership.  My goal is to go 3 times a week, but to be honest I usually average twice and last week I went once.  I think that the biggest problem for me is that I can’t seem to get it all together.  I know that there is no magic cure for losing weight.  It’s a combination of healthy eating and exercise.  I can usually get one of them right but never both right at the same time.  I love fast food and junk food.  Chips, chocolate, french fries!  I hate exercising.  I do it, but I really hate it.  I set up all these great goals, but the execution of them is where I fail.  So today, I stepped on the scale for the first time in about 2 months.  I weigh 188 lbs.  Wow.  I would love to one day weigh 160 lbs.  That’s my goal.  I’m not going to give myself a deadline, but that’s where I want to be.  I will go to the gym three times a week.  On the days that I don’t go, I will try to get 30 minutes of exercise by walking or riding my bike with the kids.  I will try to drink more water (ugh, I hate water) and will snack less.  If I do snack it will be fruits or vegetables.  There.  I’ve put it out in the universe.  I hope I’m strong enough to do this – this time.  Next time, I’ll tell you about the one time I actually lost some significant weight.  Maybe remembering how great I felt will help motivate me to do it again.  One can hope!