College graduation. That robe did nothing to help my figure whatsoever.
Badlands. Even though it was like a million degrees outside, I still wore pants to hide my legs.
Hello there, my name is Leila, and I guess I'll let you know a bit about myself. I'm in my mid to late twenties, and have been married since May 2010. At my highest weight of 234 lbs, which at 5'9" is definitely not ideal, I decided to really try to do something. I've always been on the big side, so I'm not looking to drop to some tiny number like 130 lbs, but if I can reach 160-165 within a year or so I'll be more than happy.
While weight loss is definitely an important goal, I also hope to shift to a healthier lifestyle for the long term. This is a goal for my husband as well, who is not overweight at all, but needs to change his habits nonetheless. Our main motivation is that we plan to start trying for our first child sometime soon. I want to be living a healthy life before I'm pregnant, so that being healthy during pregnancy comes naturally. We also hope that if we can use this time to change ourselves, then we will be able to be healthy role models later for our child.
In addition to trying to be healthier, I am also working on a Ph.D. in Mathematics. The stress is insane, and just escalates my desire for unhealthy junk food. But I'm doing my best to handle both school and a lifestyle change at the same time.
Well, I guess that's an overview of what my goals are. Wish me luck, and good luck to all of you working towards your own goals!
Long term weight goal:
Mid term weight goal:
Midterm clothes goal:
-out of plus sizes (a comfy size 16 or smaller)
-Tone up for a comfy size 12
Right now I'm:
-Following the Medifast plan
-Commiting to follow the Couch to 5k plan with my hubby
-Introducing light weight/strength training
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| current weight: 198.2
Thank you for commenting on my blog! Seeing that hundreds number go down for the first time in years felt GREAT!! Every step forward is more encouragement for me to keep going!
1259 days ago
Thank you for your kind words on my blog! Even though I hated being blue, I was glad I didn't turn to carbs to feed my blueness!
1261 days ago
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"
Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"
Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!
1262 days ago
Thank you for commenting on my blog! OMG, I love that!! "Food rehab"!! PERFECT!
Before I started on the Medifast diet, I really truly think I was a sugar/carb addict. I don't think for me I would have been able to just modify my diet to be healthier, because of those carb/sugar cravings. Medifast got me off the sugar/carbs and helped me lose weight (which kept my motivation up!).
I hope your week has been going well!!
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