Saturday, September 25, 2010
I been trying to lose weight for so many years.When I hit the 275 lbs I couldn't believe how big I gotten.I was a size 24 then I saw myself in a picture that my husband took on my daughter birthday it was truly a low point in my life.I can remember when I had trouble breathing and was tired all the time and I was facing 10 mayor health problems if I didn't start taking care of myself butter if I wanted to be around. I didn't want to die or be sick. So
I knew that I had to change.I also remember when I was 130 and I looked good. I was a size 9/10 back then boy do I mess those days. So I started changing the way I was eating.I cut out all the fried and fatty foods and cut out sugar in my coffee and teas.
I stop drinking regular soda and turn to diet soda instead.I also started drinking lots of water to. I started walking a lot for exercise and after a few months I was losing weight.So I added an Elliptical to my workouts and eating more veggies and fruits.I was losing more so I kept at it.I got myself down to 240 lbs. I was happy with my results.I took up kickboxing and lifting weights I did this for a few months and I see the changes in my body. I been working hard since I started in Oct 2009. I had some rough points where I would gain a couple of pounds here in there.But I just kept at it cause I wanted to do this no matter what.
Well let me just say I am now 204 lbs.I am very close to being under two hundred.
I wanted to share with you's my journey to success that I made towards a better lifestyle.Let me just say it hasn't been easy.I had many rough roads.But I kept going and didn't stop.
Cause I knew what I had to do to get in good health. I wanted to be in good shape and to eat right. I wanted to be a role model for my kids and husband.I knew that I needed to get my bad eating habits under control.I also needed to get my sweet tooth under control.
I also use to rely on foods as a tool to relieve stress.I use to skip meals all the time. I also never use to exercise cause I hated it.I was the one who sat on the couch at munch.
I hated my life bad then.I had bad relationships as well.So food was my comfort and I ate what ever I wanted.In the pasted I tried so many diets and I lose then gained.I got bore trying.Finally I met someone who liked me for me not what I look like.He didn't care if I was skinny or big.Would you believe we been married for ten years now.He is a very understanding and caring and I couldn't ask for a better husband.When I join spark I was lost and scare that I may not be around to see my kids grow up.I am a mother to 7 kids. But only 6 lives with me and my husband.See my oldest son who is finally in college back east.He was taken away due to he touch his brother and two sisters.They had him in a sex treatment center for 3 years and counting.Yes he still in one but he able to go to college and they pick him up to and from.He can never live with me again.So as you see I was under so much stress back then.But with seeing a counselor I come to realized that it wasn't my fault it was his.He was sick and needed help.I also found out he is gay.That was hard at first.But I ended up telling him I was angry at him for touching his brother and two sisters.
I also said I was okay with him being gay.I told him it was nice of him to tell us.Cause that must of been hard to finally come out of the closet.I also said I will always love him no matter what.I also said you're not alone cause you have your real father in the same city which you get to visit on weekends.I also said you 18 now and this is your time to do better and stay out of trouble and that we love you and you can call us anytime.
My counselor said I had to focus on healing and taking care of my young children that home and to release the stress I was under.So I pore it out by working out. That what I did and it paid off. I must say I lost over 68 pounds and I only gain two lbs back.
Which isn't bad as long as I can keep myself focus.I am joining weight watchers an a week with my mother n law. So I am so excited about that.Cause I will have more help to help me reach my goal weight of 130. But for right now I just be happy when I reach 190's you know.So If I can do this you can too. All you need is faith and you can do anything you set your mind to. I now workout 5-6 times a week and I keep my calories under control. I stay away from sugar and all fried foods. I am eating more whole wheat and grilled stuff now. If I do happen to stop by a fast food place I looked the menu over and I order the grilled chicken salad with lite dressing on the side and diet coke and I am good. It's a learning process you know. I am proud of all that I learned so far and I am still learning things every day. This is my story and I hope this helps someone who needs motivation....You never too old to learn something new.... I am doing it and you can to.....So let's do it together.......
Starting weight was 275 lbs
Current weight is 202 lbs I had to updated my new weight.I lost another 2 pounds....