My wedding day!
Me & my hubby in the mountains this summer!
Well, here I am again. I think this is the 3rd time I've tried to do this. But don't they say the 3rd time is a charm? I sure hope so. I am sick and tired of being overweight.
A lot has happened in the past 2 years since I was on here last. First of all, I graduated with my bachelors degree in December of 2009 and immediately had a job of 7th grade Language Arts teacher at the school I interned at.
In May of 2010, my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first child. We were elated. The first trimester was a doozy as I was sick most days all day. I actually lost 10 pounds in the first trimester. But, when "morning sickness" finally faded away and my appetite came back, it was game on with food. I was so happy I could actually hold food down that I ate pretty much anything I wanted. I gained about 30 pounds throughout my whole pregnancy. Most of it was put on in the last month which was super stressful because we were in the process of buying a house and trying to be moved in before our son was born.
We closed on our house on our 3rd anniversary and were moved in that weekend. We had a huge painting party that weekend where a ton of people came to get the inside painted. Then, on January 20th, just 16 days after closing, our son was born. He was beautiful and I managed to lose all of my baby weight in the first 3 weeks but then due to the stress of being a new mom, a home owner, and still holding a full time job, I put on about 20 pounds. I am at my heaviest weight (except when I was pregnant) and I am completely disgusted with myself.
On vacation this summer, after seeing myself in a bathing suit, I decided it was time. I feel it in my soul that I am going to do it this time. I actually have no craving for pizza or sweets like I usually do. They literally turn my stomach. I created an eating plan and exercise plan and I HAVE to do this...for me, for my son, for my husband. I have to lose this weight and be healthy.
I would like to lose about 30 pounds and go down 3 sizes.
Besides that, I want to be as healthy as possible. I don't want to just diet...I want to make this a lifestyle change. I think that's the only way I will be truly successful.
PORTION CONTROL! And lots of water. More veggies, more fruit. No more empty calories! Do something active each day (at least 10 minutes). Don't put myself down or compare myself to others. Don't get discouraged. This is a PROCESS. It will not happen overnight. But I can and I WILL be successful.
| current weight: 196.5
Hi there, and thanks for your comment on my page! You mentioned being a bread and pasta junkie, and I always have been also. I never thought I could give them up, but I told myself at first it was just an experiment to see if I could make it a week. I was surprised to find that once I cut out the carbs for a couple of days, the cravings went away. It doesn't bother me at all now not to eat that stuff. Wierd. Anyway, some encouragement - some things seem hard at the beginning, but if you just do it anyway it gets easier. Best of luck to you!
2762 days ago
Haha -- happy to help! It's weird... leftovers don't *seem* like leftovers when they are frozen and reheated -- it's more like you purchased a frozen meal at the store.
Congrats on your progress so far, and good luck with your continued efforts!
2860 days ago
Thanks for stopping to look at m page! I am so glad that I could be an encouragement to you!! I know I felt the same way when I first started. I was so overwhelmed and wasn't sure I could do it. Then I would look at other people's pages and feel so much better :) Good luck in all you do! If you need anything, or want to vent let me know :) I won't claim to know everything, but I'd love to be there for you. good luck and God Bless!
2865 days ago
Thank you so much!
This isn't an easy process, but making healthier choices each day just makes me feel like I am doing something important for myself. =)
If I ever wanted to quit, I just had to look back at my old pictures and realize I feel so much better with the weight off. I have more energy and I like the feeling of getting stronger. (Basically my secret is that I'm a Taurus which means I'm stubborn, stubborn, oh and did I mention stubborn? I decide what I want and there's no stopping me!) lol
2866 days ago
Just stopping in to say hello and to Welcome you to the Calling Christian Women and the Christian Living team. So glad you have joined us here I'm looking forward to getting to know each of you better. I wish you all the very best, take care!
2922 days ago