A friend in Washington State had asked me some questions about my weight loss journey..... and I figured I'd put the Q&A here too!
1. What motivated you to start?
Seeing a number on a scale I never ever ever dreamed I would ever see. And having my GYN tell me that my weight was a direct influence on my health. I haven't seen that number since May 11, 2006. My first week, I lost 12 pounds which was enough to get me below that threshold. I firmly intend to never get anywhere NEAR that number again.
2. What is a continuing motivator for you to stay on plan?
Honestly, it's both the good feeling I have now that I'm shrinking and the dread fear of dying from being obese. I am enjoying watching the changes in my body (even as I cringe at the batwings and muffin top that are now sagging to the floor.) The odd thing is .... I always had this sense that I would die young, in my 50s. When I was in my 20s, I had this strange sense of peace about it; accepted it as a possibility. Once I hit my mid-30s, I suddenly had NO intentions of ever wanting to die that young.... and when it hit me that I just might, and it would be my own fault.... well, that also snapped me into reality.
3. Do you know your before/after BMIs?
I do keep up with my BMI. I am still in the "obese" range, but it's dropped around 18 points since I started.
These are just a few of the questions that I don't mind being asked -- and answering!!!