I Am Meg Summers, And I Have An Announcement to Make [PHOTOS]
I have an announcement to make, so I am going public here. Are y'all ready for this?
I started a weight loss plan.
There--I said it. I have a tendency to keep this kind of stuff to myself, because I think that if I don't tell anyone, then no one will know when I fail. All in all, it's a great method--if you plan on failing. I've done that before; I'm not doing it again, so let me say it one more time.
I started a weight loss plan. I want to lose 50 pounds. This is what I looked like a few years ago when I weighed 50 pounds less than I do now.
This is what I look like now.
I mean, not bad, right? I know I still look pretty good, but a) it's all in the makeup and b) I'd rather not be packing fifty extra pounds around if I can avoid it.
Two years ago, I lost 20 pounds with a weight loss plan. I've kept the weight off since then (yay!), but I am still a long way from where I want to be. Sure, I'd like to feel a little more confident when I go to the beach and yes, it would be nice to try on a pair of new jeans without feeling like I need a shoe horn to cram my flabby butt in them, but that's not the real reason I am embarking on this new journey.
It's about one thing: health.
My family has a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, stokes, Type 2 Diabetes, and heart attacks--and I want to do everything I possibly can to prevent them. Scarfing down chicken nuggets and Haagen-Daz ain't cutting it anymore, so it's time to make a change.
Today is Day One of my weight loss plan. It's simple, really--I am eating as low-carb as possible and trying to incorporate plenty of lean protein and fresh vegetables in my diet. I'm drinking lots of water, too. It's a diet in the true sense of the word, because I am making a lifestyle change.
I'm going to write about my progress every week. I want to share it with y'all and, since I am committed to keeping it 100, knowing I have to come clean about my progress and my pitfalls is going to keep me accountable. Wish me luck!