Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m sure I’ve said this a few times before but today is certainly diffrent. I swear. Starting today. March 6th, exactly one month before my 21st birthday I am beginning a weight loss journey. Not just a weight loss journey but a journey to a healthy new me. Someone who doesn’t let the way she looks affect how she acts or feels about herself. I’m ready to take charge of this new life. I have so much going on inside of me that I really need to start taking care of before it gets worse. Ulcerative Colitis is a life long problem and my diet will only effect it the way I choose. Clean eating. Working out. At least 10000 steps. At least 90 minutes in the gym 5 days a week. It’s not like it’s hard. It’s just a lifestyle change. Change is never a good thing to do so drastically. But I’m so tired of waking up in the morning and not liking what I see when I look into the mirror. I am in control of my fate. Who cares if I stay up later or wake up earlier to go to the gym. So what. If I want change I have to make change. I’m so tired of waking up and making excuses for myself. Excuses go no where, and they get you no where. So if you will go on this journey with me we can do it together. I stand before you here 170 pounds. With a goal weight of 140 pounds. All that is 30 pounds. Ideally I’d like to do that in about 3 months. That’s the goal. Something to strive for. I will be writing down everything I eat in a jounal, how I exercised, amd lastly and more importantly how I felt about myself for the day. I will not and I refuse to starve myself. Lastly. I am doing this for me. Sure I want to look great at the beach but who cares. I want to be healthy. I don’t want to worry about this or that health problem. I want to be healthy for me and for my future. obviously this will be a challenge and weight loss with IBD is certainly not a walk in the park due to all the medications but I will not let that distract me. I will not lot let it become an excuse. I will lose weight and I will challenge myself. Good luck! We can do it!