Me in Australia, Dickies Beach 2008
The week before leaving CA.
April 8, 2010 , pretty and plus sized. Still stuck at around 250 lbs!
GOODBYE 2009! I was born and raised in Southern California and my husband's job relocated us to VA. He had to start his job right away in Dec. 2008, which I stayed behind in CA with my kids until Aug.2009. It was very difficult to be away from my husband for so long. I really wanted to lose weight before moving here, but with ALL the responsibilities of the kids, the house, and the move, my emotions were stretched thin at times. I did spend alot of time hiking with friends (since I was practically single), but didn't do good with my eating habits. So weight loss did not happen for me.
When I finally arrived to VA in August, I think I was in culture shock or something and was quite upset for awhile. I thought the humidity was gonna kill me, my husband moved us to the middle of nowhere which looked like a campground to me, not to mention my husband and I were used to living without each other for 8 months and now we had to "get to know" each other again. Plus I REALLY missed my friends.
It took me a good 3 months to love my new house and surroundings, and to embrace the different weather here. I have quite a commute to and from work (actually it's the darn traffic!) I solved this problem by joining a gym next door to my work, so now I go to the gym after work while I wait for the traffic to die down.
So, now that things have finally settled down (I know, things don't really settle down), I'm ready to start focusing on myself and getting healthy and fit.
*To explore Virginia by finding places to hike.
*To try kayaking by the end of summer.
*To try fishing with my family.
*Get shooting lessons at a shooting range.
*Find a way to make new friends by joining a league/club/group or something.
*Find out what kind of plants I can grow here in VA.
*my weight loss goals*
*** FIRST 50 LBS.***
12/31 255 (starting weight)
1/29 250 - GOAL MET
I will do at least 30 minutes of cardio 3-5 days a week.
Strength training 2-3 days a week.
I will track my food daily and stay within the recommended calories.
I will find ways to be active on the weekends, such as hiking, biking, walking, etc...
Born and raised in Southern California. Married going on 20 years. Have 3 children ages 19,16,13.
Recently moved to Virginia, man it's cold here!
| Pounds lost: 8.0