My name is Lynne and I have 126lbs to lose. I am a single 30 year old gal who loves photography, scrapbooking, blogging and the outdoors but whose weight holds me back from really living my life. Growing up I had two desires, the first was to be married to a lovely man with a house full of children and the second was to help other people.
Towards the end of last year it really started to hit home with me. If I don’t start being intentional about my actions and start making real changes to my lifestyle, I won’t be in a position to see those desires come to life.
Each year I pick a word to focus on and this year my word is “wholeness”. My goal for this year is to find wholeness in every area of my life; in my eating, my body, my spirit, my emotions and my outlook on life. These past few years have been difficult ones, and have greatly contributed to the weight gain, but the thing that I am finding more difficult to live with on a daily basis is not so much the extra weight (although that is clearly an issue), but rather the lack of self-confidence. This affects how I see myself and the things that I do, or often don’t do, in life. I love dresses but never wear them, I shy away from meeting new people, I find myself trying to be invisible in a group of people and I don’t stand up for myself the way that I know I should do. I can’t let this go on – it simply has to change no matter what it involves.
Health and being healthy is very similar to my one little word for the year, wholeness. For me, being healthy not only means eating well and moving more but it also means following my dreams, learning to love myself and taking an active part in my own life. For me, the first step of this journey begins with the physical. My goal is to lose a total of 134lbs and I know that I am the type of person who not only needs a structure to it, but who needs flexibility within that structure. In line with my personality and what I know I need, I have signed up to WW online. I have started moving more since January, and my aim is to keep that movement up and improve on it. Three to four sessions per week has been built into my schedule as I know that that is the only way that I will get it into my daily life. 134lbs is a lot of weight to lose but I know that this process is one which will probably take me twelve to eighteen months – and that is alright with me. A pound a week, even half a pound, will be considered a victory and will bring me one step closer to my healthy self.
I have also started on building my confidence again. This confidence journey is also going to take a lot of time and effort, but it’s such an important step in this process. Once the weight begins to come off and the confidence grows, I hope to be able to make new friends and meet my man, I would love to open up my own business and I above all else I want to be enjoying my life.
If I am to be successful at becoming a priorfatgirl, I would be so honored. It would not only give me the opportunity to help other people (my second heart’s desire) but it would also help me to stay accountable. This journey is such a difficult one, but I really believe that by being real with how things are going and acknowledging the highs and lows, that this journey will be the best one yet. The thing is, even if I am not successful with joining the priorfatgirl family, I know that this is my time to make the change. I will succeed.