Monday, January 09, 2012
Hi everyone. Some people know me as Pam, some as Ahuva, and others as Pamuva, and yet others as Puva. No, I do not live in a Dr. Seuss book, unfortunately.
Instead, I am a 25 year old nurse, mommy of 1 crazy baby, wife of 1 crazy husband, sister to a crazy sister, daughter of a crazy mom and dad. Is my life crazy? Yeah. I am an orthodox Jew, which means I make home-made potato latkes, challah bread, and all sorts of quiches, kugels, chicken, roasts, cakes, pies, and the like. I am obsessed with food blogs, especially smittenkitchen.com. You rock Deb! The vegetable that I could eat tons of at the moment and not get sick of is fennel. The vegetable I will never in my life get sick of is beats. They taste great together. Coincidence? I think not.
To briefly describe my weight loss journey.... I have been puggy my whole darn life. Darn! When I graduated high school I reached my mature height of 5'5" and weighed about 153 pounds. It was really hard for me to always feel like the heavy girl, and it continues to affect my self esteem to this day.
I studied abroad in Israel after graduation and lost some weight. I felt much better, but I because my goal was 135, and all of those years of bad self esteem kept me from feeling good about myself.
I got married (!), and during my pregnancy I was really, really, really careful. No milk shakes for me. I made my own yogurt and cottage cheese. I love that kind of stuff. I especially like it when I tell people that I make my own yogurt and cheese, and they say, "You are amazing!" Groovy. It turned out that I lost weight, and after my baby weighed 138 pounds! Go me!
I still am struggling with maintenance and feeling good about myself. I always am sweating about these few (usually around 5) pounds that I desperately want to get ride of. I also continually compare myself to other Spark Members' goals, and feel that I should be lowering my goal, even though my doctor told me 135 is fine. I am hoping that this blog will help me accomplish these things.
I love reading the classics. Right now I am on a Henry James binge. I am always and forever on a Pride and Prejudice Binge. I think there should be a Jane Austen team on SP. I love Mr. Darcy. Don't tell my husband that he is nothing like him.
I have no idea who is going to read this, but whatevs.