I’m getting a late start on this new blog that I have decided to start. It’s the end of February 2021 and already lots of things have happened in this new year.
I’m not going to rehash over the year 2020. It was bad for everyone and praying that 2021 is going to be better.
I’ve let my writing go dormant for so long and I forgotten how much I loved writing.
So, here we go with thoughts, ideas, opinions, information and even questions that often rattles around between my ears from day to day. I hope you find my writing interesting, as well as informative.
I spent Christmas and New Years in Chicago with my daughter, son in law, my grandson, my granddaughter and her boyfriend. I had never been anywhere up north except to Ohio where I was born. So this was a new, exciting and a “cold” experience for me.
If you do not know, I was born in Ohio but moved to SW Florida when I was 9 years old, so Florida is home to me. FYI: It doesn’t snow in Florida.
I started back on the Weight Watchers online program on January 4, 2021 and happy to say that as of 2/22/2021, I’ve lost 19 pounds and happy that I’ve made this new decision and that I’m sticking with it.
I’m also mentioning my weight loss journey online again to help keep me accountable.
I started keeping a journal of sorts with lots of pictures the day I flew from Fort Myers, Florida to Chicago, Illinois.
Eventually, I’ll share them with you. I promise it won’t be overwhelming.
Now that I’m retired, I want to be able to do other things and not stay in one place too long. NOTE: A big cause of my weight gain over the last few years (sitting.)
A combination of grieving over the loss of my husband, depression, anxiety and just in general feeling like I don’t belong anywhere has put my weight to an amount that I can’t seem to even write those numbers down but I will say I’m heavier than I’ve ever been in my life. I can’t believe I let it get to this point. It creeps up before you know it.
My trip to Chicago in December 2020 was an eye opener (I’ve had quite a few eye openers in the last 3 to 4 years) that have been life-changing and life-altering for me.
Starting with the fact that due to my weight, I almost fell while getting on the train to go into the city. Had it not been for my daughter and my granddaughter’s boyfriend, I would have hit the ground. As the day went on, I grew more tired and more short of breath that I basically ruined the day for everyone, as they had to wait on me. We didn’t get to go to all the places my daughter wanted to take me to see.
No one was angry with me but I could see the hurt in my daughter’s eyes as she worried about me. I don’t ever want to see that look in her eyes again. Bring the diet on and let’s get to losing this excess weight.
I’ll let you know ahead of time, this blog is not going to follow all the rules of blogging. Writing is no fun for me if I have to worry about ads, SEO and other statistics.
I do hope you’ll follow me on my journey, no matter where it may lead.
Enjoy your week and I’ll see you back here very soon