Blog #1: Introductions
Friday, December 07, 2012
Hi there. So I guess it's only appropriate I introduce myself to you and tell you how I got this moment making this blog right now.
I've been overweight since 2nd grade. As a young child I had very poor health so I couldn't play outside and run around like most kids without having asthma attacks that ended up in the emergency room. Few people know that about me. In 2nd grade I was 100 lbs. I remember my class learning about weight and so my teacher thought it would be a great idea to post all the children's weight on a chart in the classroom. Needless to say that was when I became "the fat girl," I've been her ever since. The teasing was so bad I had to switch to a different classroom. From there the weight piled on. By 6th grade I was 250 pounds. I stayed there until I was 19 when I added an extra 65 pounds after returning home from college afterwards some poor events. I stayed there until I was 22.
Like most overweight individuals I had my occasional attempts at the gym, eating better, and trying to lose weight. Needless to say few of these were successful. However before my 22nd birthday I met the man of my dreams that loved me endless because of my spirit, not because of how I looked. He never judged me or made comments about my weight. He gave me the push I needed to love myself enough to finally do something about it. I'd also had the worst year yet in my health, I'd visited the doctor an average of twice a month for a year from various illnesses and body pains. It was finally time to do something about it.
That Christmas I got myself a Bodybugg and started my journey. My real journey! By July I'd lost 60 lbs! By September I'd lost 65lbs! It was incredible. I went to my gym 5-6 times a week, for an hour to two hours at a time. I weight trained and did my cardio too. This is when I fell in love with Zumba! In September I transferred to a 4-year college from my community college and my weight loss was halted. I still went to the gym at least 3 times a week at first and stayed on my diet but the pounds stopped coming off so I stopped trying.
Here we are a little over a year later, still 250 lbs. I'm ready to start my journey again and aim for farther shores. This weight has been around for 14 years. It's time I lost it.
I recently married the man I mentioned earlier and he is my biggest supporter. I'm still in college full-time worked towards my Bachelors & I also work part-time with autistic children. I'm also part of community service based sorority. I have a lot on my plate right now, but it's time to make time for myself again. I want to know what it's like to weigh 240 lbs, 230lbs, 220lbs, 210lbs, 200 lbs..... 150lbs.
I'm ready to be a healthier me, I'm ready to have no limitations, I'm ready to be free. I'm ready for the change. Here we go!