After; 125 pounds and wearing a bikini for the first time in years!
BEFORE: 200 pds @ age 30, with high blood pressure, chronic back pain & no energy
After; 125 pds @ age 33 with healthy BMI, healthy blood pressure, no pain & lots of energy!
I am a homeschool mom who was always making excuses about why I couldnt work out or eat healthy foods. While I was pregnant, I gained over 60 pounds & kept it on for almost 8 years! In May of '08, I started Weight Watchers at home, & began working out every day, no excuses, & have now lost 80 pounds! I feel so happy, healthy & energized! I think the hardest part of making any lifestyle change is taking that 1st step. I also always remind myself that it doesnt require perfection, just persistence. To the mom's out there; take the time to take care of yourself every day too. You are worth it.
To maintain my weight loss long term. (forever!)
To lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
To dance at not only my daughter's wedding, but the weddings of my grandchildren!
To die very old and used up, with a smile on my face.
I workout at least 30 minutes every single day, no excuses! I often do 45 to 60 min.
I try to eat a lot of healthy whole foods like fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains, and lots of high fiber foods! I avoid fast foods, sugary junk food, and anything fried!
Following the weight watchers program by myself, at home taught me how to make good choices, be more concious of what I am eating, and changed my relationship with food.
I have lived my whole life in the same town, but I love to travel and have adventures. I dream of someday retiring in Europe with my German husband. I love to read, walk, watch movies, speak German, spend time with my family, swim and LAUGH! :)
My mother has struggled with obesity and high blood pressure during most of her adult life, my father had a massive stroke in 2007, and has coronary blockage due to poor diet. I didnt want to follow them down that road. I decided to make the changes needed to stay healthy and happy. I am even happier to note that my mom has currently lost 40 pounds! A healthy family is my ultimate goal.
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Wow Stephanie!!! I'm totally impressed!
2181 days ago
Stephanie, I've SP friended you, but not sure this will get you access to me. WTF?? It's just another computer program to learn!
I don't know how to get on the NFLT team, either.
2598 days ago
GO Stephanie!!!! You are doing so awesome!!!!
2845 days ago
You are definitely an inspiration Stephanie!!! Thanks for all of the support
2878 days ago