When Life Gives You Lemons

October 13, 2016

Is anyone out there?
Is this thing on?
It's me. Real, honest me. Here I sit now almost 6 years since I hit my lifetime goal with Weight Watchers after losing 116 lbs! Not even months after that moment I got pregnant with the baby that most of you know now as the ever joyous and fabulous Lily. Along with that pregnancy and my miracle girl, came a pregnancy in which I gained 80 lbs and NEVER lost them. Add another oh say 50 lbs to that over the last nearly 5 years and I'm fat... really really really really fat.. AGAIN. Please don't tell me not to say that. It's the truth, and please also know that unlike before Lily I no longer let it define my worth as a person. I don't care. I love my life. I love my face, my hair, my outfits. I walk with confidence. I'm a smart bad ass lady! I rock! 

But... just one but... I hurt. My feet hurt. I can't play with my kids like I want to. I'm scared of dying of diabetes or heart disease. So... this is my journey to get healthy ... AGAIN!  I hope you are still here to follow along because you should know that there isn't a moment that I don't think about this blog and how I can get back here to what my passion once was.  But my life... in the last nearly 6 years has changed. I've been thrown A LOT of LEMONS!!!  See, before I was on this journey to get healthy so I could have the perfect pregnancy, and I did get healthy, but I didn't have the perfect pregnancy AT ALL.  My pregnancy was a LEMON!  And what did I do, I threw it back and asked for chocolate... lots and lots of chocolate!  And wine!  And cake!  And chips!  And... well, you get the picture.  And now here I am ready to declare to world once again that I'm FAT and something needs to be done about it.  

I will do this. The alternative is that I die. Please join me. I offer you encouragement and ideas and food, and fuel to make you love yourself. You offer me accountability in return.

I plan to be open and honest. I plan to rock this, and I plan to only look at how far I've come and not how far I have to go. Let's rock this thing!  Who's with me?

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  1. I'm with you, Sarah! 100% lady! We are going to totally rock this! Being diagnosed with Diabetes, for me, was a complete shock and totally rocked my world! I'm here today and I'm here to say NO MORE! I'm taking charge!

  2. Woo!Hoo! You go lady!! Love that you are focus on taking care of you! Keep on inspiring us!

  3. I am with you... I have been told by my doctor, 6 months ago, that I am 'obese' according to there charts and BMI. Of course my wonderful husband told the doc, he would help me lose 30-40 pounds by my next appointment. Well that hasn't and my follow up appointment is next week. I lost 10 pounds then gained it back. I need to get back on track and eat good again. I also have had trouble to pain behind my knee, which makes it hard to do lots of extra walking

  4. Done with Jamberry, huh??? Wow! But you are a great blogger. Wish I had your gumption;
    Love you!!!


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