Why start this journey?
Because it’s important to be healthy and to feel good about one’s self. I could pretend I was okay with my body for a while and ignore the health issues that I was heading towards, but I didn’t want to go there, so here we are.
Health problems? You never mentioned those before!
No, I didn’t, mainly because I don’t have any specifically related to my weight. I don’t have diabetes or high blood pressure or anything like that. But I’ve seen where gaining excess weight has brought members of my family and I’m still young enough that without surgery or serious diet plans I can turn myself around so I don’t go that route.
What was your heaviest?
Probably just recently. I weighed in a little over 250, and for my height it wasn’t great.
What was your lightest?
Spiritually? ;p kidding. I was probably at my most healthy weight after I left India in 2007 when I was around 170. I felt good and I liked the way I looked.
I’m a big fan of apples, pomegranates, coffee, roast chicken, rice, most soups and bread.
Seriously. I love bread. And for someone who is trying to lose weight, it’s not the best thing to love. My mother thinks that my father’s side of the family has some kind of gluten intolerance or that something about bread doesn’t metabolize well for us which is part of why we gain weight so fast. And she’s probably not wrong about that. But I love bread. And its a problem.
So I’ve become more conscious about my bread intake, but I can’t just stop eating it.
What kind of work do you do?
I’m in communications. Which for me means a lot of sitting in front of computers.
Do you exercise?
Badly. I’m not a huge fan of exercise and not because I’m lazy, it’s just that what ever exercise high you’re supposed to get, I don’t get. Nothing about the situation appeals to me. That said, I make the effort to actually do it. I don’t do it well, but I do it.
Why call your blog “Start Over and Press Reset”?
Because it’s how I need to think about this process of loosing weight. I need to give myself permission to take it one week at a time and restart the process every week. Otherwise I’ll look at this seemingly insurmountable goal and just cry until I find all the bread in the world and hoard it.
Any advice for beginners?
Just keep trying. As of, October 2014, it is about my 8th time starting Weight Watchers and every time I learn something new about the program and about myself. This time it’s all about forgiving myself for gains and remembering that every week is a new start.