Katie's Way to Healthy is a blog about a 24-year-old girl who is trying to lose a great amount of weight, just about 90 pounds, and and who is trying to learn how to live a happy, healthy, productive life.
I have been overweight since middle school (and I was chubby even as a child) and I am determined to get to a healthy weight the right way, by slowly changing my diet to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and to become more active. Throughout my adolescence, everyone told me how pretty I was, but the implication was that I would be so much more attractive if I were thinner. Instead of being inspired to lose the weight, I ate more and more. I used to hide cracker boxes and empty yogurt containers in my room, because I thought no one would notice if the food just magically disappeared. (They noticed, believe me.) One of my favorite sayings is, what you eat in private shows in public. It's taken me a while to realize that is true--I still sometimes struggle with hiding my binges and pretending that they just didn't happen.
A year and a half ago, I somewhat successfully lost about 35 pounds by exercising 4-5 times per week and eating healthy, but as soon as I stopped exercising the weight came back on (plus some). This time, I am using the Weight Watcher program to keep me accountable and help me stick with the program, because, let's face it I'm not going to lose 100 pounds in three months. This isn't the Biggest Loser. I started Weight Watchers on March 25th 2010 and so far I have lost 29.6 pounds, which certainly makes me feel better even though I am not yet even close to my goal weight. In order to lose the weight, I've tracked my points (I get 28 per day) and I have exercised 3-4 times per week. Now that I have lost some weight, I would like to bump my exercise up to 4-5 times per week.
This blog will serve as a way for me to stay committed to my overall goals, track my progress, experiment with new recipes and activities and hopefully serve as an inspiration for people in similar boats as me. Enjoy!