I never thought I would end up blogging such a personal thing as a weight loss journey. Actually, I never thought I would end up blogging anything at all. But, lots of things have happened in the past two years that have become the catalyst for a whole bunch of changes in my life, and most of those changes have not been positive ones. Life has become an uninteresting, frustrating and lonely road through my time span here on earth-especially in the last 10 months. I won't bore you with all the details, but over the course of 2 years we adopted a baby girl from China, 7 months later my step-father died of complications from leukemia 2 weeks after he was diagnosed, 4 months later HIS father died unexpectedly, 3 months after that my 16 cousin was found dead in his bed of a drug overdose, and 6 months after that, my other grandfather died over Christmas. In the past ten months I, who have never had a weight problem, have gained 22 pounds and can no longer fit into any of my clothes. It has affected me mentally, physically, socially, and hurt my relationships with family members. I am sick to death of being tired, depressed, and embarrassed to go out in public. I saw my doctor on Monday, and hopefully with what I discussed with him and a new prescription for iron ( I am severely anaemic) I can get my energy level up, my weight back down, and get myself out of this rut I have been in. I invite you to follow my journey if you'd like. Encouragement and understanding from others is always a good thing. I am putting myself and my sanity back on my priority list. I want my confidence and my life back. Perhaps if I do it right, I can help inspire someone else to do the same. I am going to post my weekly weigh in, as well as a weekly stamp/papercraft project. This was something I loved to do and gave up on as well. I am a CTMH consultant, and am really looking forward into getting back into the swing of things! God bless!