Me ready for date night (Dec. 2014)
Me in 2000 (my goal photo)
Me in 2013 (before i gained the last 20 lbs)
I am happily married of going on 14 years this August. We have two beautiful happy and healthy children (boy, age 9 & girl, age 8).
We moved back home (California) 2 1/2 years ago; from being stuck in Vegas for 9 years. Being SO miserable there, each year getting harder and harder, I packed on 88 pounds total (the last 3 1/2 years there were the worst and I gained 58 of the 88 in those 3 1/2 years).
When we moved back to our home state (December, 2 1/2 years ago), I was happy to report that, by not even really trying much, I'd lost 13 pounds almost immediately. I believe, not only was I walking more and controlling portion sizes ... I was also a lot happier being back home. Closer to Family and Friends. I believe emotional state has a lot to do with weight control as well. It showed.
Anyhow. Slowly, family and friends got strange towards me when I'd share how excited I was to be back home near all of them. How I was also happy to get back to my old self ..... and how I was trying to eat better and get in shape for my health and all. Then I shared how much weight I had lost already at that point. No one seemed to care for me or my achievement. No one cheered me on, no on congratulated me. Heck, no one even offered to workout with me like they had asked others they chat with (right in front of me) to do. Nothing.
Having that "no support" or "love for me" shoved in my face frequently, I slowly got discouraged ... wondering why they would want me to fail and be so unhealthy. I got down when they would only be happy when I'd fail at trying to reach my weight loss goals.
Eventually, the 13 lbs I had lost came back. Not only that, but ... I had gained 13 more. I was so disappointed in myself.
So, it's still tough with that negativity constantly in my face. But, I want to ... no ... NEED to succeed at my goals for me and my health. I've been getting serious over that last month about getting in shape. Especially since I have a beautiful dress I want to fit back into for my 14 year wedding anniversary coming up soon. I want to look and feel good again. I am ready to get more serious & hopefully get real close to my goal by my wedding anniversary. Also, I want to feel comfortable in my own skin once again.
I actually need supportive people in my life, for a change. Any encouragements, workout buddies, support, tips, etc. is very much appreciated. I'm in the Lake Elsinore/Perris, Ca area. Thank you!
- Track each day
- Drink all my water
- Portion control
- Healthier food choices
- Cardio/ST Daily
I plan to lift weights, walk/jog, and do my dance/sports games and dance dvds. I like to mix it up so I don't get bored.
I plan to eat (HEALTHY) small portions every few hours in hopes to speed up my metabolism (Dr. orders).
I will also drink lots of water and some tea [Green tea (not so much coffee anymore)].
I was born and raised in California. I never struggled with weight issues, UNTIL ..... my husbands job moved us to vegas 9 years ago, that's when I couldn't understand how and why I gained so much (the past 3 1/2 years being the worst) so fast. I will never blame it on my kids either. I had healthy pregnancies both times and gained and lost the amount I should have in a healthy time frame. Never a problem there.
It wasn't until my daughter was 3 - 3 1/2 that I packed A LOT of it on. So, I know it's not due to my kids. I believe I was healthier than ever with both pregnancies. ha ha ha
This past mid December is when my husbands job moved us back to California. I've already noticed a change in my emotional state, for the better, as well as my weight. That's very motivating.
So, now I want to get serious about it and finally reach my goal, for good, of getting back to my healthy weight and my happy funny self.
I live in southern California and would like a workout buddy/group.
Though I have hated running since 5th grade, I would like to FINALLY say I ran a 5k (been planning to do that for like 8 years, now. It's time I should finally attack/reach that goal). So, training with someone would be great.
I don't have a gym membership and don't really plan to get one. I like my "home/neighborhood gym." :)
TOOLS: I have a weight bench set, workout DVD's/Games, dance/sports games, stability ball, ankle weights, and a resistant band ..... well, and of course my neighborhood park. LOL
| Pounds lost: 5.8
Thanks for checking in on me! You need anything just let me know :)
210 days ago
Added you. I understand how hard it is when you don't have support ... You can find it here. Had read your hobby comments, being passionate about many things .. me too. Now we need to be passionate about taking care of ourselves. We can do this!
321 days ago
Keep moving forward -- for you! Tracking fitness & activity is a must for me. Water too! I've been doing Jessica smith YouTube free videos and challenges! You can do this!!
326 days ago
Great job on your weight loss!
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