Me in London England in June 2011 at 194 lbs vs. me today 8-21-2011 at 176 lbs. One month down, and I think I did pretty good! Those jeans went on a lot easier, that's for sure!
Zumba !!! 176 Pounds
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July 30, 2011
All of my childhood, and teen years I was always the skinniest one of my friends and my family. All of my younger years all I heard was "You are so skinny! How can you eat like you do and not gain weight?" I was always really tall and slender. When I reached 15, I was 5'9 and about 119 pounds. When I turned 16 I became pregnant with my boyfriend of 1 year. At this time, I felt I could still just eat whatever I wanted and not gain any weight. Oh, I was so wrong. I went from 119 pounds to 200 pounds in a 9 month span. After my son was born, I weighed about 175, and I was 17 years old. I felt so horrible being that large as a teenager. All my "overweight" friends were suddenly skinnier and prettier then me, and I started becoming really down on myself. My boyfriend (who later became my husband) started showing his true colors as well and all the sudden wasn't so interested in this larger girl. He made comments in front of friends and family and just made me feel humiliated about me weight and about myself. I stayed with him though, and powered through the comments and backhanded compliments.
My weight flucuated from thin to fat for years. We ended up having a 2nd son, and then I ended up leaving my exhusband. Not sure why I didn't leave him a long time ago, but I guess I felt like I needed him in my life since we have kids together. I'm now 30, a mother of 3, newly married to my current husband for a year and a half, and I'm at my heaviest weight I've ever been. I've been yo-yo dieting for years, and I'm ready to never go around this mountain again. I've recently found a love of clean eating. I don't really pay attention to my calorie intake, nor do I have a calorie goal, but I'm logging what I'm eating for now just to be sure I'm not eating too much of the good stuff. :) I eat whenever, and whatever I want throughout the day, but I have to keep it "Clean and Lean"... that's my rule for the rest of my life. Of course a little treat here and there never hurt anyone, but I'm in this for life. I lost about 5 pounds just using this one rule in only a couple days, and I already feel great. I know this will stick if I just apply myself properly and keep going even though it gets hard.
The negitive attitude of my exhusband or even the praising of my looks from my parents when I was younger won't define me any longer.
My goal is to eatas healthy as possible as a lifestyle choice, and stay active.
I went on a once in a lifetime trip overseas and didn't like any photos of my with my body in it, and only some with just my face. This was a huge eye opener for me that I need to get a handle on this now or else I'm going to live the rest of my life disapointed in myself and not enjoying life because of my weight and how I feel about myself and my image. My goal is to finally cocur those feelings once and for all. I'm tired of being disapointed in myself when I look in the mirror.
To eat as healthy as possible and start my Zumba classes again on August 2nd for 2 times a week until December 15th.
I live in the Bay Area, CA. I am a wife of one :) and a mother of three children. I also work in accounting at Otis Spunkmeyer Inc.
July 18- 194lbs
July 23- 188lbs (-6.0)
July 25- 182lbs (-6.0)
Aug 1- 180lbs (-2.0) Goal #1 MET!!!
Aug 8- 177lbs (-3 lbs)
Aug 15- 177lbs (0) poop!
Aug 22- 176lbs (-1)
Aug 29- 176 lbs (-0)
Sept-5- No Weigh in
Sept 12- No Weigh in
Sept 19- 185 (+9) Having a bad couple weeks
| current weight: 176.0