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I have been heavy for most of my life, but had lost 123 lbs by late 2005/early 2006, I had almost 2 years of maintenance (I was at my lowest adult weight of 174) and then the weight started creeping back as life got busier... it was definitely easier for me to eat healthier and exercise when I was single. By my wedding day in December of 2008, I had gained back about 56 lbs of what I had lost. Over the course of the past 2 years since the wedding, I have gained it all back... plus quite a ...
I have been heavy for most of my life, but had lost 123 lbs by late 2005/early 2006, I had almost 2 years of maintenance (I was at my lowest adult weight of 174) and then the weight started creeping back as life got busier... it was definitely easier for me to eat healthier and exercise when I was single. By my wedding day in December of 2008, I had gained back about 56 lbs of what I had lost. Over the course of the past 2 years since the wedding, I have gained it all back... plus quite a bit... I went from being a success story, back to being "the fat chick". Well, I am finally fed up with the fat and want to lose it all over again... for good this time.

I have let myself go for far too long... I am over 300 lbs, I had always said that I would never let myself reach 300 lbs... but then I did and now I am 317 (my highest was 367). I know that if I had gotten a hold of this problem when I hit 250 and tried to re-lose the weight, that I could have gotten back to a healthy weight and would have been able to have a viable pregnancy by now... that is my main goal with all of this... to be able to become a mother. If I can achieve that, then all of the trials and hardships that I am about to face in losing this weight will have been worth it. I am tired of having miscarriages because I am too fat, I don't think that I can emotionally handle another miscarriage. I also know that I cannot physically handle all of this excess weight anymore either... those 2 years when I was at my thinnest weight were the best years of my life... I want to get back to that, and I know that I can. I know that a lot of my weight gain has been because of depression and just not caring about my body after the miscarriages (I have had 5)... but that has to stop. If I ever want to have biological children, I have to do something about my weight now, while I am still young enough to be able to.


Updated Goal:
My original goals were very unrealistic and did not allow for plateaus... lets face it 3-4 lbs per week CONSISTENTLY is unattainable. I am going to break the rest of my weightloss into five 25lb segments and not put a specific time-line on it...

*** Started Phentermine 37.5 0n 3/24/2012***

Under 300: Puppy, jump up & down to celebrate!!! MET 3/29/2012!!!
299 to 275: Mani AND Pedi
274 to 249: Jewelry item
249 to 224: Louis Vuitton item
224 to 199: New Car!
199 to 174: IVF
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Member Since: 1/1/2011

SparkPoints: 4,780

Fitness Minutes: 600

My Goals:
~ Get healthy
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 times per week
~ Lose 100 lbs in 2011... didn't happen, but 52 lbs in a year is pretty decent
~ NO McDonald's in 2011~ ACCOMPLISHED!!!
~ No McDonald's, Burger King, or Wendy's in 2012
~ Limit eating out & start cooking at home more~ Need to continue to work on this one...

~ Get pregnant and have a viable pregnancy sometime with in the next year (2012)... if not, then it's time to pursue surrogacy via my amazing friend, Ashton

My Program:
~ Drink at least 8 cups of water daily
~ 5 servings fruits/veggies daily
~ 1000-1200 calories daily (if low one day I will allow an overage or "cheat" day)
~ Exercise 30 minutes 3-5 times per week, minimum
~ Avoid "fast food" as much as possible

Personal Information:
I have done this weight loss thing before and really had to contemplate whether or not I was ready and willing to do it again. I have lost over 100 lbs before, I know how to lose the weight... I also know that it takes quite a bit of hard work. I am finally at a point in my life where I am ready to do it for ME! Not anyone else... ME!

Other Information:
~ I am 26 years old
~ I have a wonderful husband named Adam who works as a computer engineer for the Navy
~ I live in Panama City, Florida
~ I am currently a home-maker, but have been both a teacher and an LMT in the past
~ I am training to be a Birth Doula
~ I have 4 dogs: a German Shepherd named Bandi, a Chi-Weenie named Sadie, our new 6 week old German Shepherd puppy named Bella (Easter 2012 present/under 300lbs reward), and a foster dog is a yellow mutt puppy who I found on the side of the highway and have lovingly named Molly (since she acts like the female equivalent of the "Marley and Me" dog)
~ I also have 3 cats: Sabrina (jet black with bright green eyes), Louis (flamepoint siamese with bright blue eyes) and Max (an orange fat-ass that is a ninja pillow thief in bed :-D)

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THEMIGHTYLILLIE
9/15/2011 10:44:03 PM

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You know what I don't get? Why don't we see the emoticons above very often? I mean, I can't even tell you how often I have need of a mullet guy, a sandwich with a glass of wine, an ab roller looking machine, a dump truck and drama masks........ not to mention ALL of the international flags. It is pity we don't have any useless emoticons on here.........

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GOIN4GR8
8/5/2011 10:49:32 PM

I just saw your status on my feed, and I wanted to come by to offer you a virtual hug. That STINKS!!! I can't imagine how hard ... my heart goes out to you.

Laurie

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NESSAM80
6/6/2011 2:15:07 PM

Hi, thank you so much for adding me as a buddy! How are you doing today?

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KAYWEB555
5/18/2011 11:05:17 PM

How are things going for you other than that stupid furntiure compuany and you just got them back good here on spark.
Still waiting for the baby? How is the weight going!



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ARMYMOM43
4/24/2011 5:49:40 PM

Hi there hope you having a Great Easter



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