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MY WEIGHT: Let the Journey Begin

January 17, 2010

Today, I am introducing another new occasional series to my blog.  This one is uniquely personal – my ongoing battle with my weight.  You can get the basics from the ‘Occasional Series’ page on the Thought Bubble – my current weight, my target weight, and how much I need to lose are all there.

To give you some quick background on this issue, we need to go back to my childhood.  I was a skinny little thing when I was young.  In fact, until I hit puberty I was rake-thin – if not underweight, then certainly very healthy.  Unfortunately, once I was about 10 or 11 years old, things started to change.  Not only did I start to put on weight, where before I never had any trouble keeping it off, I also stopped growing up.  I had been the tallest person in my class.  Then I stopped growing, and everyone else carried on!

Ever since then, I have been short and dumpy.  My weight gradually increased during my teens – not at all helped by bullying, low self-esteem and a myriad of other factors that I won’t bore you with here and now.  I lost some weight in my early twenties…and then I got pregnant.  Various complications with Chipmunk’s birth and for a long time afterwards meant that the baby weight didn’t shift…and I kept getting bigger.

Last year, I went to the gym.  And then I stopped.  This year, I am back at the gym and determined that no matter what, I will not be packing it in this time!  I have also ditched most (if not quite all!) of the junk food that I so love, and which is such a big part of my problem.  This time, I am determined to succeed.  I am tired of being unfit and unhealthy.  I am tired of not fitting into clothes I like!  I am tired of being tired.

So, in short, this series is where I will share my progress (or lack thereof!) with you, my friends.  Inspired by @Bevsyarncrazy, I have decided to share my achievements visually with you, using a weight-loss ticker from TickerFactory.com.  When I get to the other end of the ticker, I’ve made it!


I hope to pick up and share many tips along the way – everything from healthy eating to new and ingenious exercise crazes!  I look forward with a mixture of excitement and trepidation to making this journey, but I know that whatever happens, I am not alone.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2010 16:50

    Good luck with the weight loss! My daughter found success through attending Weight Watchers – but different things work for different people.

    • bubbleboo permalink
      January 17, 2010 16:59

      Thanks so much for bothering to read and comment, I very much appreciate the support! I have bookmarked your lovely magazine – I especially love the advice about checking for holes! I can’t afford WW on top of the gym sessions right now, but as things change and improve (I hope!) that may become an option. 🙂

  2. Lizzie permalink
    January 17, 2010 17:42

    Good luck Boo – it’s a hard task you’ve set yourself and I look forward to the after pics!

  3. mum permalink
    January 17, 2010 17:54

    When you are determined as you are, you will succeed…..and whatever weight you are doesn’t change the lovely person you are. xx

  4. January 17, 2010 20:26

    We are all works in progress. You are already a beautiful person and I have faith in you! You are correct when you say that you are not alone in this journey. I will be reading along with you.

    Thank you for the shout out on your blog. 🙂

    Bev

  5. January 18, 2010 00:12

    I’m built the same way! I was “tall” until I hit my peak at age 12. Now, pushing 50, I’m pushing the scales, too. I love to walk for exercise; but foot injuries have prevented that for several years. maybe weights? I’ll see.
    Good luck!

  6. January 18, 2010 10:27

    Good luck!!! It might be a painful process, but it will be totally worth it!

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