When working on a Happiness Project, you are encouraged to look at what makes you feel good, what makes you feel bad, what doesn’t feel right about your life, and what provides you with growth.
The thing in my life that hits all of those marks is my weight.
I weight less in my forties than I did in high school, and I’m still heavy. Right now, I’m just in the obese category. I don’t think I’ve ever been a healthy weight.
Maybe in kindergarten.
But by the third grade, I knew I was fat.
In 2007 I made the decision to pursue bariatric surgery. I had the surgery in 2008 and lost 130 lbs. Over the last couple of years I’ve gained about 15 lbs. back. One of my goals for 2013 is not only to lose those 15 lbs. that I’ve gained, but also to make a push toward a health Body Mass Index, which I’ve never achieved.
I’ve started 2013 at 184.4 lbs. I’d like to end the year 40-50 lbs. lighter. On Thursdays, I’ll focus on my progress.