Hello, my name is Margie Rigney and I’m severely overweight.
My husband loves me. My family loves me. I’m a very lucky woman.
I come from a world where bacon grease is a spice.
I used to think I was just “overweight” but after heading back to the gym and doing the math, I found out otherwise and it scared the grits out of me!
I’m not the kind of overweight where you might need to skip a meal and then your jeans fit better, but the kind of overweight that makes you move your car seat back, just so you don’t rub the steering wheel and those favorite jeans are now on a hanger in the back of your closet along with your twenty year old wedding dress.
I’ve tried it all. Lo-carb, starvation, diet groups and self loathing. (Mostly that last one).
I’m tired of being the largest gal in the room, the tired mama who can’t get on the floor with her kids without getting an airlift and I’m ready as I approach the last few years of my forties to get serious about my health and hopefully open an entirely new world to my family that includes eating better without surrendering our taste buds.
Good-for-you food doesn’t have to be bland, counting calories doesn’t have to be a chore and I’ve tried everything else so what do I have to lose?
Welcome to a world that is entirely new to me.
While I may never have the body of a twenty year old, hopefully I won’t still have the body of two.
My goal for this blog is to journal my successes and failures…with a heavy dose of humor for both.