My last experience with this connection was just over a year ago when I had reached my all-time high weight of 344.2 pounds. That number is pretty frightening, I know! I spent the next nine to ten months putting my health front and center in my life as I joined Weight Watchers for the umpteenth time and started to exercise. I was thrilled to lose 98 pounds! Then just as quickly as that connection I had made appeared, it disappeared. I cannot explain where or why it went. The result of losing it, though, has been devastating as I have gained back fifty pounds or more this summer.
In an attempt to find that lost connection, I have been preparing myself and my kitchen for the time when I begin to take care of myself again. Here is a list of some of the things I have done over the past several weeks:
- Bought hungry-girl.com's latest cookbook, 200 under 200
- Subscribed to hungry-girl.com's newsletter
- Began to follow Ruby(from the Style network) on Facebook & Twitter. I don't get Style, so I can't watch her show.
- Bought a digital food scale to accurately weigh my food
- Bought a new blender to make healthy drinks and snacks (It is still in its box in the corner of the kitchen.)
- Cleaned out my fridge and filled it with healthy fruits and vegetables, many of which I had to throw out before I could eat them
- Made a grocery list template on my computer listing healthy, unprocessed, fresh foods to choose from
- Began to search out other blogs on weight loss for inspiration (I love to read about others successes.)
- Started blogging myself
- Began talking with friends about putting together a support group for those of us struggling with weight issues
I am hoping one of these things will lead me back to a healthier, happier life and that connection I lost.