Monday, February 09, 2009
I wasn't always overweight. I wasn't "skinny" either. I didn't start becoming overweight till I started going to college and working ~ no time for cooking so I ate fast food for breakfast and lunch then had dinner @ the restaurant I worked at
. Then I moved in with my Husband (boyfriend at the time). He did all the cooking ~ everything was fried. Not such a healthy lifestyle. I gained 40 pounds from 18 to 20. At 21 I had my first child. At 22 I had my second child. I only managed to pack on another 20 pounds (must be from chasing 2 babies around the house). I started to exercise 1 hour of weight training and 30 minutes of cardio in the morning then 1 hour step class in the evening. I actually started to see results, Then you guessed it ~ I got pregnant with baby #3. So I stopped working out ~ big mistake. My son was 10 lbs 13 oz. So that's right another 30 pounds added to my weight. 2 years later I had baby #4, but this time it was a c-section and another37 pounds. (The 2 2-liters of soda daily may of had something to do with it also). I topped off at 279 pound what you see in the pic with the blue. I told myself that I would not get to 300 pounds. I got really sick and my heart started doing weird things. I was too scared to exercise for the worry of something happening. I seen an add for curves and figured if the "old ladies" could do it so could I. In the year and a half that I was there I was able to loose 30 pounds. I found out that I had high blood pressure and a narrowing of my tricuspid valve in my heart. I feared that I would not be around for my kids so I decided to change the way I ate ~ but I stopped working out again. I managed to take of another 20 pounds. Over the course of a year I regained and lost the same 10 of those pounds. This past October I decided to get serious again, changing what I ate and exercising 2 days a week. I have managed to lose another 20 pounds. I have lost 80+ pounds so far and have 50 more to go. I am excited for the new adventure that I am embarking on for the rest of my life.