This past weekend I joined Weight Watchers! It’s some of my biggest news in awhile! 

Going from college to the real world is honestly a huge struggle. In college you think you’re working hard - and you are - but you’re on your own schedule. In the working world you’re on someone else’s schedule and it can become increasingly sedentary. 

I felt like I didn’t know limits and I needed guidance with portion control. Driving to work, sitting at a desk, it all limited me getting my steps in. It’s hard juggling working full time, commuting over an hour, working out, blogging, having a social life, and sleeping, while trying to plan my meals and knowing what is enough and what is too much.

Talking about weight has always been hard for me. Whenever I have mentioned things to my friends they've always said weight is just a number. But when you're a size 14 and all your friends are a size 4 - you notice. My friends and family are all amazing in that they've never once brought that up, they've never made me feel like I was any less of a person; because I'm not! For them it's never about how much I weigh  but who I am. This isn't to say I'm any less because of a clothes size, but I feel less fit and I feel less in control. Weight is just a number - but for me it has been weighing heavy on my heart lately, and I'm excited for this next chapter.

I don’t want you to think this is going to turn into a Weight Watcher blog! This is obviously a big part of my life and I want y’all to be apart of it. I will still be blogging about all aspects of my life, and will continue to focus on all aspects of my life and things y'all want to see more of, not just my weight loss journey. I’m just excited to finally be in a place where I’m ready for change. 

At my first weigh in last Sunday I weighed 232 pounds. There is nothing wrong with that weight, I am not ashamed of that weight, but for myself I want to try to start caring about what I put in my body and how that affects my day to day life. I want to make positive changes that I can notice that help my health in the long run. I’ve accepted myself and promoted self love because at 232 pounds I’ve reached it. Not every day, not all the time, but I do love myself. I know my worth, and I’m ready for a new adventure. 

My goal weight is 180 pounds. It may take a  long time to get there but I’m excited for incorporating a lifestyle change that is real and that will stick. This isn’t a fad diet, this isn’t weight loss pills, this isn’t a pyramid scheme. This is real women really managing what they’re putting into their bodies and I couldn't be more excited. Monthly updates to come!

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