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WHY I STARTED THIS JOURNEY:

I have always been heavy my whole life. But from 2005-2008 I had gained quite a bit of weight (going from weighing 160 to 238). And I have always been a strong believer that you can be heavy and still be healthy. I had never really had any health issues until the end of the year 2008. I started developing symptoms of Hypoglycaemia (or borderline diabetic). I couldn't go a few hours without food or I would start getting the shakes, and be spaced out. The ...
WHY I STARTED THIS JOURNEY:

I have always been heavy my whole life. But from 2005-2008 I had gained quite a bit of weight (going from weighing 160 to 238). And I have always been a strong believer that you can be heavy and still be healthy. I had never really had any health issues until the end of the year 2008. I started developing symptoms of Hypoglycaemia (or borderline diabetic). I couldn't go a few hours without food or I would start getting the shakes, and be spaced out. The first few times it happened I was worried, but not too concerned. Over time it got worse and worse. One day after eating breakfast Billy (my husband) and I decided to go to some stores and walk around. We were out about 3 and a half hours just walking around and looking. I started to feel bad, and bad escalated into worse. Before I knew it I was shaking violently! I told Billy I didn't feel good, and I think I need to eat. We went home, and I was shaking so bad that I couldn't even fix my own sandwich! Billy had to make my food for me. *tearing up now* This scared me to death!!! So I looked it up on line to see what was going on with me. I came across a few pages listing the symptoms for Hypoglycaemia, and realized that was what was wrong with me. I was developing Hypoglycaemia. I was really scared. I talked to Billy about it, and he agreed that could be what was wrong with me. After a couple of days of worrying, stressing, and wondering what to do I found myself laying on my bed crying. After a few minutes of this I then dried my eyes, took a deep breath, and I got determined! I knew what I had to do. And I was not going to just sit there and make myself become a diabetic! I did not want to deal with that, and I knew I WAS NOT going to deal with that if I had a chance to change it!

But I knew I needed some help. Over the years I had went on many diets. One time I'd lost 40 pounds! But as soon as I'd quit them I'd gain it all back and more. I'd even tired a couple times while Billy and I were living together to lose weight. The first time was not too long after we moved in together, and We were still living in Oklahoma. Billy and I decided to start exercising, But that didn't last more than a week. The second time I tried to do it by myself not too long after we moved to Ohio, and again that didn't last more than a week. But this time it seemed different. This time I was determined! This time I didn't want to do it to just look good. This time I was doing it to fight! To fight a battle against something I desperately feared. I knew I could not fail!

So I got up and went into the living room where Billy was at. I sat down on his lap, and gave him a big hug. (This was all the day before we were suppose to leave to go back to Oklahoma for Christmas. We would be gone a week so I knew I had to wait before I started this new journey). After giving him a hug I said to him "Baby, I've got to lose weight. I'm starting to have health problems because I'm getting so heavy, and I don't want to deal with that if I have a chance to change it. But I need your help. I don't know if I can do it alone. Will you help me when we get back from Oklahoma?" *crying now* There was no questions asked! He said "of course I will, and gave me a hug. It makes me cry every time I tell this story because I know I am so blessed to have such a wonderful man who will do anything for me.

We left to go to Oklahoma the next day, and I started telling everybody that Billy and I was going to start losing weight when we got back. I even told them that I planned on losing 100 pounds! We got back to Ohio on Sunday night. 2am so basically Monday morning, and starting Monday night December 29, 2008 we headed to the gym, AND NOT ONCE HAVE WE QUIT IN THIS JOURNEY!!!
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My Goals:
My over all goal is to loose 118 pounds with in 3 years so I will be healthier, and personally satisfied with my wieght.

My goal this year is to lose 40 pounds, and to become mentally and physically strong.

My Program:
Cardio and strength. I love kickboxing and running!

Personal Information:
I'm originally from a small town in Oklahoma. In August of 2008 I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio After living in Cincinnati for 1 year we moved to Northern, KY.

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I'm 5'2" and have been heavy my whole life. The thinnest I've been was 160 in a size 15. Which is how much I weighed when I met my husband. I topped at 238 in December 2008, and in a size 18-20. I knew it was time to change!
I'm not going on one of those CRAZY diets. I'm Changing my life. This is all with the help of my wonderful husband Billy. We are doing this together so we can live a long healthy life with each other forever!

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9/17/2010 10:55:18 AM

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Thanks for letting me know you were here and encouraging me to come over. Now I just have to learn my way around! emoticon



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