Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I Am Overweight

I took this screen shot of my Wii image last January. And six months before, I was lighter. Emotionally and psychically. In the last two years I have gained nearly 20 pounds. I call it The Weight of Autism.  

And last night I stepped on the scale. I have passed the 160 pound mark.

I am overweight. I am far from in shape. And I am not happy. It's hard getting dressed in the morning because I try on several outfits trying to conceal my weight - some days are more successful than others. The thought of going someplace nice depresses me because even though I have closet full of clothes, the items I want to wear don't fit. And I can't stand going shopping especially when I have to keep buying bigger sizes. Nothing fits comfortably anymore and it makes me incredibly self conscious.

I know that if I don't do something about it, I will keep gaining weight.

I hate New Year resolutions. I never keep them. But this isn't about a resolution. It's about making a life style change. It's about making better choices. It's about being healthier. Because The Boy needs me to be.

For my other life style changes check out my post on - Resolutions For An Autism Parent  


1 comment:

  1. It's hard watching ones weight on top of being a spouse, working and being a parent, so to tell the truth, I'm over weight too. But I accept it because I don't have 2 hours a day to work out like I used to.


AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.