Monday, December 16, 2013

This is it. I've had enough.

Today, I'm going to admit something that really irritates the living daylights out of me.

See... since that fateful day when I decided to take charge of my life, most of it has fallen into line. I've taken huge strides, both in my writing and my singing. On top of all that, my outlook has grown more positive.

But one thing defies my every single attempt at control: My weight.

Before you comment and say there's nothing wrong with my weight, I should say this. The photo you see on my profile is two years old. In the past two years, I've gained practically another body in weight. And that isn't healthy, not by any stretch of the imagination.

Add to that, my family has a history of heart disease and diabetes. So at the rate I'm picking up weight, I'm well on the way to being another statistic.

Me being me, I am not tolerating it. Fact is, I got the scare of my life last week. I have always had low blood pressure. So when terrible headaches started, I thought it was a migraine.

Until my pain meds stopped working.

On my mother's suggestion, I checked my blood pressure and to my horror, it was high. Not "I'll stroke out" high. But definitely "I should not be seeing this reading" high. And it's happened three times since.

That was the final straw.

So screw that it's close to Christmas, or my birthday, or aaaaany other excuse I might think of.

I want the weight to be gone by March 2014.

I'll be doing it by diet and exercise. The healthy way. And I'm going to make sure that this time it stays off. Because face it, with my family history and my current issues, I can't afford it.

So in summary:

My Current Weight: 223lb, 8oz (101.4 kg)
My Goal Weight: 143lb, 5oz (65kg)

I'll let you know how I'm doing.  


Rob-bear said...

Go for it! I've lost about 25 pounds, and would like to lose another 50!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Emily R. King said...

Good for you! It's hard! Remember: it took some time to put on the weight, and it will take time to take it off. But every day adds up, so hang in there! It will happen!

Andrew Leon said...

Take sugar out of your diet, and the results are liable to amaze you.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good luck! Daily brisk walking works wonders too - 2 miles in less than 35 minutes is brisk, but you can build up to that if you need to. I used to walk in my lunch hour and to and from work. Let us know if you need help or motivation!

Quanie Miller said...

Misha, good luck to you! I wish you the best in this journey. Please keep us posted.

Robyn Campbell said...

Misha, I am trying to lose thirty pounds (not quite as much as you) so I get you, pal. Email me if you need strength or just an ear to talk to. Exercise pal, exercise. Keep me posted. We CAN do this! Hugs. Merry Christmas.

Julie Luek said...

Oh my "sistah". I just wrote a post on this on my Julie Luek blog ( because AUGHGHGHHG I struggle with this too. It's an ongoing thing with me. I'm going to turn 50 in 2014 and truly I'd like to find a little peace in this area. I'll be right there with you.

Connie Keller said...

I'll be praying! You can do this!

Geoff Maritz said...

For someone who has taken charge of her life, this shouldn't be too difficult. Go dancing, often. :)

Lexa Cain said...

Wishing you good luck. I'm a little heavier than you and will never diet again. I spent about 30 years of my life dieting -- denying myself bread, fried foods, dessert -- and HATED it. Now I eat what I want. If I have to choose between happy or healthy, I choose happy. But we all have different lives to lead - so I hope your diet makes you healthy AND happy! :-)

My Meddling Mind said...

It's good that you are writing and talking about it because that is going to help you in reaching and maintaining your goal. You seem like a pretty take charge kind of girl, and I'm not saying that because of the title, but because of what you have share in the past. So, I have no doubt that you will do this.