I've been struggling to lose weight for just over 2 years. I started at a whopping 260 pounds at the beginning of my senior year of high school in late August 2007. From there I joined Weight Watchers, and had a lot of success.
Buuuut, my social life took off. I guess once I lost some of the weight I became more confident. Which was good, except I was sick of being a recluse and sitting on the computer all day. I started socializing a LOT, making up for lost time if you will haha. I kind of forgot about my goals, but maintained my weight. I slowly lost more weight until about March of this year, where I picked up again. Over the summer I turned 19, quit smoking cigarettes, and started p90x. At my lowest weight, I was 198 pounds. I hadn't been under 200 since I was 13 (and was 5'1'' at the time, compared to my now 5'7'' =P), and I was only 38 pounds from my ultimate goal.
And then in the beginning of August, I got an effing boyfriend and started college.
LOLGOALS were replaced by studying for statistics tests, attempting to keep a social life, and enjoying time with my first boyfriend. Oh yeah, and eating WAY TOO MUCH CRAP WITH MINIMAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY! *gasp*
So here I am, December 3rd 2009, standing (or sitting?) at 219 pounds.
I'm ready to freaking lose weight. There's no if's and's or but's about it. I did not work my BUTT off to get THAT CLOSE, and then screw it all up because my boyfriend's mom hates anything low-fat with a fiery passion and the cafeteria at school hates me.
No. I quit smoking. I'm working my tail off in school to qualify for nursing school. I have the knowledge and the support to lose weight. Heck, I even know that if I STARTED working out again, I would LOVE IT, and be happy!
It's that initial getting-off-your-butt moment that you need, and that moment was today. No more fat Natalie.
Thanks for reading! =]
I just want to like what I see in the mirror, and feel fit and strong. I like taking care of my body, I just suck at following through.
-P90X (I LOVE IT!)
-Extra cardio at the gym whenever it tickles my fancy
-Nice walks with my boyfriend.
-I'm going to follow the outlines for carbs, calories, fat, etc. here on Sparkpeople, but I'll choose my own food. I make it a point to try and eat as many vegetables as I can in the day, and a good amount of fruit. I also want to reduce my portion sizes and I've switched back to lowfat. When my boyfriend's mom makes something that's too high fat, I have Smart Ones frozen dinners to get me by.
I live in Northern California and I'm a college student, hoping to get into an RN program.
For fun I like hanging out with my boyfriend and my friends, baking, exercising, reading, watching movies, and going on road trips.
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| current weight: 199.0
did you found out what was the 3 hour diet
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2350 days ago
I've always loved the surgical side of the hospital. What area are you wanting to work in?
I started P90x a few months back and did it for about a month and then got off schedule. Haven't started back yet, but need to soon.
2625 days ago
Wow! So glad that my page motivated you!! :)
BTW.. you profile picture makes me crack up everytime I see it! haha
2628 days ago
I am starting back to school in Jan. I took several years off and I am finally ready to go back and be dedicated to it. I'm getting my associates right now. I may go back later and get my Bachelors in order to be a surgical nurse. I think it really just depends on the hospitals and the state.
I see a comment from a P90X leader. Did you just start that?
2629 days ago
I noticed that we have some things in common! We both like cats, both did weight watchers, we both quit smoking, we both have brown hair and have never met a blonde Natalie.
Wonder what else we have in common? Lets see...
I was born In Fairbanks Alaska, moved to Moses Lake WA when I was 15, moved to Hayward CA for a few months, and now I am back in Moses Lake. I have had issues with depression all my life.
I love to draw, my favorite color is blue, my favorite foods are icecream, spaghetti, and fetachinni alfredo.
I was adopted when I was 4. I have a sister named Tammy who is a year younger than me, she is the all american girl, blonde hair blue eyes, skinny because she doesn't like food. And I have a 40 something year old brother who is no relation to me, he is my adoptive mom's son.
Oh I used the Dr. Phil's weight loss challenge book/show to lose 50 lbs 5 years ago and got into peak physical shape. I kept it off for 3 years, then on my honeymoon I slacked off and started gaining it back while we were struggling to conceive our daughter. When I finaly got pregnant I weighed 120 (up 15 from wedding day), then I gained 50 lbs with the pregnancy and topped off at 175. Then after birth I settled back to 145. And now I'm pregnant again. But happily I have only gained 20 this time and I am due next week.
Sorry this is so long! Just some more homework for you to read LOL!
2631 days ago