This blog was conceived as a place to record the progress of Tom and Teresa as they came through their bariatric weight loss surgeries and the time following. I was the support person for them both in that effort. I cheered from the sidelines. I managed the diets and I counted the nutritional numbers. I modified the diet for the whole household, and I was the one who struggled to find the things that we could all eat -- no easy thing in those early days of tender and picky new tummies. It was never about me in those days. I was really the background member of the family -- and my weight was not ever the focus.
Now it is my turn. I have gained weight steadily in the last few years, watching helplessly as the numbers on the scale climbed up and up and up. But now, I am determined to make the trend turn around.
I am not having any surgery. I hope that does not become necessary. I am working to change my diet, and I am hoping to increase my exercise levels (although that has not happened yet).
I started working on this seriously on about the 5th of January -- maybe like a lot of people, as a sort of new year's resolution. It was never that formally, but I am determined to do this for me this year. So far, things are going well. The weight is beginning to come off. I am encouraged.
So here we go again. Not as dramatic as before, but perhaps one more transformation in the offing. I do hope so.