Before and After (not totally accurate, but ok)
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As a kid, I was always the tallest. Back row center was my spot in every picture. Besides being tall, I was usually bigger than most of the other kids. Some years, it was fat. Other years, it was just bigger. As I neared graduation from high school, I finally got my weight under control. I maintained a 5 pound range for about 4 years. I never really dieted through that time, I just made sure to cut back when my pants got a little tight.
When I met my daughter's father in 2003, we were both thin. In a year's time, he gained about 50 pounds, and I gained 20. Our lives just revolved around food. Going out to eat, munching while watching movies, every activity had the perfect snack...usually an unhealthy one. I wasn't too worried, because I'd had a fairly easy time losing weight the first time around once I got serious. Then I found out I was pregnant. Fifty baby pounds later, I had broken 200 pounds.
After my daughter was born, I dropped about 30 pounds or so within a year. My fiance was out of town for the majority of this time and I worked as a waitress, so my eating habits went back to my normal, and my activity level was fairly high. When my daughter was 17 months old, I quit waiting tables and went to a desk job where the money was better (and steady) but the movement was low. Within four months, we bought a house, and somehow between then and now (4 years), I've gained nearly 50 pounds.
My main problems- 1. I like sweets and lack self control 2. I adopted my ex-fiance's love of meat and cheese 3. I switched from a physically demanding job to a sitting constantly job and didn't compensate with exercise.
-Hold plank for 60 seconds
-Do an unassisted pull-up
-Run a 5K
-Lose 50 pounds by the end of 2011
-Do a "boy" push-up
-Cardio at least 10 minutes a day
-Strength training at least 2x a week
-1200-1600 calories a day, aiming for 35% protien, 35% carb, and 30% fat
I live in Augusta GA and have for forever.
I love rockabilly and old country, but I try to be open minded about music.
My favorite author is James Rollins...spies, archaeology, science stuff...awesome.
| current weight: 225.3