I am also, of course, many other things: smart, hardworking, blessed with a good sense of humor, wife to a great man, sister to a lovely lady, daughter of absolutely wonderful parents. I've won awards for my writing, give very good tours, and cook many delicious and healthy meals. On my best days, I am interested and interesting.
But I am also fat, and I want to change that about myself. I want to be able to run again, I want to stop worrying about diabetes whenever I get thirsty, and I want to go shopping and get excited about how I look in cute outfits, dammit!
I have tried to lose weight before, and always. I've had success and failure. I don't think that this time will be any different, but I figured I could at least start with the truth.