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Posted on Aug 9, 2010 in Weigh Ins, Weight Loss | 0 comments

246th time might be the charm!

I am a large woman. Er, girl. Lady? Female. Whatever. Voluptuous, curvy, full-figured — whatever you want to call it, I am it. Of course, I’m a lot of other things too, but since people base their first impressions off of looks, and anyone who says that looks don’t matter is a bold-faced liar, this is where we’ll start.

I’ve spent the entirety of my adult life overweight. And here I am, the biggest that I’ve ever been, resolved to FINALLY do something about it (hmm, where have I heard that one before…?) I know it’s going to be rough. And as someone who has probably tried all of the (affordable) weight-loss quick fixes in the path (including those of the dangerously unhealthy variety) it will probably be extra difficult. But that’s kind of where this blog comes in — I’m here to stop hiding. To stop pretending I’m “not that bad”, to stop comparing myself to other, larger people and feel good about my not-quite-as-hefty-as-them stature. To face reality, and say this:

My name is Gretchen, and I weigh 246 pounds. I plan to change that.

Obviously I want to be healthy, live better, and feel better, but in all honesty (and this may sound completely superficial but hey, so am I) I just want to be smaller.¬†Along the way, I’ll be posting recipes, reviews, and of course, the trials and tribulations of what will (hopefully) be the lifestyle change that gets me to where I want to be. Hold me accountable. Lend your support, because I think anyone who has ever dieted knows that it is hardly a success when you have to do it on your own. Here we go!

Height: 5’9″ / 175 cm
Starting weight: 246 lbs
Pant size: 18/20
Shirt size: XL – 1X/XXL

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