My name is Nae, and….I am fat….morbidly obese, actually. I am 44 years old, stand 5’ 2” and I weigh 281.4 lbs. Oh, and did I mention that I am lazy? I haven’t always been overweight. In high school, I weighed 110 lbs. soaking wet, and was very active.
Since graduating from high school, I have struggled with my weight on and off. I am currently the heaviest I have ever been, and am thoroughly disgusted with myself. I have health issues such as high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, anxiety, and a seizure disorder. I have problems with my joints, and calcium spurs in my feet. In other words, I’m a hot mess. I am a huge couch potato who loves to play video games and watch TV. And eat. I have a wonderful spouse who is also overweight and is diabetic, lactose intolerant, and has gastroparesis and anxiety issues. My spouse had lost over 100 lbs., but the stresses of work and some family crises has caused her to gain back around 62 lbs. of that weight. We both want to change our lives and become healthier individuals. It is just hard to get the momentum going to make that change.
But, I think I am ready. And, I think she is too. I will try to record our journey here in order to help others who are going through similar issues find the encouragement and courage to make the changes necessary for a healthier lifestyle.