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