From as far back as I can remember I have been overweight and have attempted one diet after another to try to become that skinny girl I always dreamed of being. I'm starting this blog in hopes of using this as my motivational tool to finally change my lifestyle and get healthy. Feel free to cheer me on, give me advice or criticize me if need be. I'm way tougher on myself than anyone else can be on me.
Usually on Thanksgiving I'm focused on pigging out to the point of being in a turkey induced coma but this Thanksgiving is about more to me. I try to be a positive person year around but alot of times even I start whining about the negatives in my life. No my life isn't where I want it to be right now but at least I have the opportunity to change that. I'm so thankful for being able to go back to school and make a better life for myself and my kids. I'm thankful that I have 3 wonderful, happy, healthy sons who drive me crazy sometimes but I wouldn't trade them for anything. I'm thankful that I have a family who is always there when I need help even after all of the mistakes I have made in life. I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head, food in my belly and the freedom to enjoy life. I'm also thankful for the finding this weight loss blogging community and making so many wonderful and supportive friends. I would not have made it as far as I have if it wasn't for everyone that has been here to motivate and encourage me. Lastly I'm thankful that I have finally found the strength to take control of my life and become a better person spiritually, mentally and physically. We don't realize how lucky we are to be born into a country where we have the freedom to pursue anything we want in life. But today is a day to give thanks and I'm definitely thankful for the life I have.