Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Back in 2007 when I was at my (then) heaviest weight I had ever been; I decided to get active, and joined Curves gym. I lost about 50lbs over a number of months, and I was feeling pretty great. Then to my amazement I found out I was pregnant. My husband, and I had been together for 6yrs, and I was sure it was never going to happen. I ended up gaining around 54lbs while I was pregnant with my son. I struggled with depression, and found out I had hypothyroidism. Once I got on medication I was hoping the pounds would start coming off, but unfortunately I just continued to gain... and gain. I have a huge problem with emotional eating, and it seemed like there was always something going wrong that made me want a chocolate bar, or I was so tired after work I just wanted to stop at McDonalds for dinner. I joined a gym, and started to feel great, but then I would miss a few days, and get anxious about going back. The turning point for me was when my (now 4yr old) son was playing with me, and said "Mommy, why is your leg so fat?" He didn't mean it to be hurtful, but that was probably the most painful thing I have ever heard. I came across an article on Huffington post about people losing large amounts of weight, and saw several of the people had mentioned using Spark People to help them with their weight loss. I am so glad that I found this website, and I am hoping to eventually have a success story to share of my own.