I am kinda nervous/embarrassed to tell my story in here. Here it goes :)
I was always pretty fit growing up. I played softball, marched color
guard, and did various other activities that kept me moving. I ate
pretty much whatever I wanted but could keep the weight off because I
was always moving. We ate a lot of fast food and processed junk food. I
can remember coming home from school and eating a bowl of nachos with
nasty cheese whiz or oreo cookies. In my senior year of high school it
started to catch up with me. I didn't stay active after my activities
were over for the year. I got engaged to my husband, moved out of my
parents house, graduated, and got married all in the course of a year. I
went from 130 to 190 in a year.
It didn't get any better after we got married. Josh was
in school and worked full time & I just worked. I spent a lot of
evenings home by myself eating JUNK or out with friends eating JUNK!
The pounds kept creeping up.
Fast forward a few years to my
second pregnancy. I was HUGE!!!! After I gave birth in February of
2005 I weighed almost 240 pounds. Just disgusting! In 2006 we were on a
family vacation and had pictures taken and when I saw them that was my
"moment." I told Josh that as soon as we got home we were signing up
for the YMCA and we did just that.
That was the best
decision that I think we have ever made. We were both overweight and
made a commitment to ourselves and to each other that we were going to
lose weight. I started out just walking on the dreadmill and the
elliptical and eventually graduated to group excercise classes where I
met Kelly McGee Erickson.
She was such an inspiration and great motivator for me. In the course
of a year I had lost 75 pounds. I felt great and looked great. I was
an excercise machine and was eating really well. In 2007 I got pregnant
again. I maintained the working out and eating well through out the
What happened from there over the last 4
years????? I started eating less clean and working out less. HOWEVER,
eating is the main problem for me. I just can't seem to NOT eat. I
make the worst choices.
I am really hoping to turn my life back around and get back on track. I know that was really long and for that I apologize ;)