Real Appeal

A few months ago, my husband and I started up with a program called Real Appeal.  We have weekly meetings with a coach and can schedule one-on-one’s as needed.  It has been really good.  The mailer from our insurance came at just the right time – we were looking for a change and this gave us that little bit of extra momentum.


This is my first check-in photo.  I intend for some of that extra fluff to be removed from my body.  On a general level, I like my body but I know that I can be a bit more streamlined.

As of right now, it is all about the food log and keeping track of what we are eating.  I already see some trends and some “empty calories” that need to be removed or reduced.  For one – no more opening wine bottles inside the house – unless we have company.  I always feel like I need to finish the bottle (not same day!) within a few days. At 120 calories a glass and really no nutritional content, the habit has to change!

The Journey Begins

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

I am tempted to start with “Day One – The Journey Begins” but that is so not true.  My journey with my weight started more than 30 years ago.  I cannot remember when I first realized I was a chubby kid.  I know that by 4th grade, I was already avoiding full length photos.

This is why I have to change now.  Instead of enjoying the feelings from remembering a great time with my husband, I look at my picture and think how big I have gotten.  I know I can be healthier.  I will not allow myself to go above 185.  This is the line in the sand.