Saturday, November 13, 2010
Here I am 43 years old, and fat once again! I lost 60 pounds in 2002 (well it took two years) doing WW, I hit goal and maintenance. I kept it off for two years and I never ever felt so great in my adult life. I swore I would never ever ever be fat again... and here I am and let's be truthful I have been fat again for years.
When I was 30 I worked evenings and was a stay at home Mom during the day. My husband and I were like two ships passing in the night as we did the switch off as he came in from work (I went out). This worked out very very well. During this time I was able to join a gym and ran regularly. And dropped 60 pounds (weight I put on from having two babies).
In my mid 30's I went back to work full time, as I could work during the day because my kids were in school. I love my work, and I am at the same job I was 8 years ago-- but within three years of this change in lifestyle I woke up and BAM I put all of my weight back on.
It came on so slow and gradually I think the people I work with think I started work this chubby. During the last 5 years that I put the weight back on-- I did lose and gain the same 25 pounds a couple of times...
I have to say my wake up call... when I didn't attend my 25th High School reunion (this year) that I helped plan and coordinate. I did have to unexpectedly go see family, that could not be avoided so I couldn't go-- but I have to tell you I was relieved! I am 43 years old and still worried about what others think- though it is more then that it is what I think too.
When the School Nurse at my school (where I work) suggested we do a Biggest Loser Challenge during the holidays, I thought- "what do I have to lose?" WEIGHT! A great group of people at worked joined- and we have teams and everything. It could prove to be successful.
SO here I am AGAIN... but I believe my goals are different from when I was younger. I truly just want to be healthy! I want to be rid of my UARS that causes me to sleep with a sleep machine and want to be heart healthy so I can live long and see my kids grow into their adulthood (one is already doing that) and enjoy my "golden years" with my husand!
So I will play and up my chances of winning!