Post Baby - Sept 2013 - 205 pounds?
November 2011 - 2 year anniversary 173lbs
At my heaviest - 2000 - 257 lbs
I have 28 pics in my gallery
finally getting fit (this time after baby!)...
Editing for my "return" to my Sparkpage. I just turned 35 and am coming back after over a year of being away, for a great reason. I had my son in April 2013, and he is a joy. I have struggled to find the balance of taking care of him and myself and am now determined to get off the baby weight (still have 20 lbs and he is 8 months) and to get back to running and making getting fit a priority. It will be a balancing act, but my Hubby is super supportive, and I am signing up for a 1/2 marathon ...
Editing for my "return" to my Sparkpage. I just turned 35 and am coming back after over a year of being away, for a great reason. I had my son in April 2013, and he is a joy. I have struggled to find the balance of taking care of him and myself and am now determined to get off the baby weight (still have 20 lbs and he is 8 months) and to get back to running and making getting fit a priority. It will be a balancing act, but my Hubby is super supportive, and I am signing up for a 1/2 marathon just 4 months away...so gotta get myself in gear! I want to be a fit and healthy mom and to model that to my son, so here goes.....
----------------------------------I am in my thirties and looking to finally live a healthy lifestyle! I want to go beyond trying to lose weight to getting fit, and every day I want to make the right choices and take the right steps to get there. I am recently married and have a new puppy and want to get our family off on the right start for a long and healthy and happy life!
I've fought my weight essentially forever....or at least as long as I can remember. Back in early high school was the first time I ever really focused on dieting, and it never stopped. Lots of ups and downs....and ups and downs. A pretty common story for a lot of people.
So in college I gained a lot of weight...A. LOT. I was a super senior and had come back from a study abroad (where I struggled finding anything I liked to eat) and when I got back I guess I rebelled and found EVERYTHING I liked to eat. Ultimately I gained about 50+ pounds on an already 'not small' frame.
I graduated & became an 'adult' and over time got to my highest weight of 257 lbs. I knew I was big...but don't really think I 'got it'. It took a while, but it finally clicked and I joined WW and started to really see results. Over the course of the next two years I got down to 176 pounds. It was great. Unfortunately a lot of my success came during a move across the country where I knew no one & had no friends....so I didn't have much to do but work out & focus on myself. Then the move 'home' happened. I flew back at my lightest of 177...and never saw that number again. I had a life again.....and there is definitely an inverse relationship between my social life and my weight. The better one is the worse the other is.
So it went on that way for a few years.....I gained about 10 pounds, and stayed there for a few years. Another 10 pounds crept on and I stayed there for a few years...and so on...until I'd gained back about 40 pounds. But sadly I always had the 'but I'm still smaller than I was' excuse. Well yes....smaller than huge isn't exactly something to be proud of.
So I met my husband and we dated for 2 years and got engaged and we got married almost a year ago. It has been wonderful. I am so blessed to have the best man in my life. I am the happiest I've ever been (So again...good social life -- not so good story on the scale.)
Finally (I hope) it really clicked that I need to get back to taking care of myself. I have a whole other set of hopes for my life now that are more tangible -- kids, long marriage, etc -- but I wont be able to do any of those well if I am not someone who takes care of themselves. I know that...so that's why I'm here.
I got back 'on track' this summer and I am finding my way back towards a 'goal' weight. But that is just a weight goal. I really want -- my real goal - is to be a fit healthy person. So I'd be lying if I said what the scale said doesn't matter...of course it does. But I'm trying to be the person that gets it is just one indicator of health & fitness & not the be all end all.
| current weight: 185.5
Member Since: 3/10/2010
Fitness Minutes: 1,480
To get to a healthy weight & stay there for good!
~Overall: 92 lbs lost from my heaviest! It has been 10 years since I started my journey of weight loss...can lose it just can't keep it off!~
189 - Massage
184 - Pedicure
179 - Massage
175 - New Clothes!
Beyond the weight..My goal is to be "Fit"....To have muscle tone, and a lean body not just having a number on a scale.
May 2012 - Pittsburgh 1/2 marathon -- 2:29:34
2013 - Pregnant & New Baby -- very little running
2014 -- Planning for Pittsburgh 1/2 Marathon - May 4, 2014