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First Time's a Charm?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I've never tried to lose weight before.

Sure, I gained 90 (yes, you read that right) pounds with my son and got back down to a reasonable weight. However, his birth caused a reaction that made my thyroid become hyperactive (a malady I sometimes secretly wish I still had. Sadly I am now firmly - and frustratingly - in the "hypo" camp) and so most of the pounds slipped off in a relatively quick time frame, without exerting much effort.

I gained some pounds as my thyroid stabilized while keeping my diet (that of a pregnant woman who gained 90 pounds!) the same. But soon I lost my job and started waiting tables to hold us over until I found something new. All the walking it entailed, and limited time to eat, kept me in pretty decent shape weight-wise, despite the fact that the times I would eat, the food wasn't particularly nutritious.

Through the following years the scale began to steadily climb until I recently got pregnant with my second child. Add 70 pounds to my already expanding waistline, on top of the fact that I'm now in my 30s, my thyroid is under-active, and my job is sedentary (I do stand up and work most of the day, though!) and you have a pretty urgent problem.

I sure am kicking myself for not implementing a healthier lifestyle sooner. But I'm hoping that the first time I've ever put an effort into losing weight, that it sticks. Especially since so many of us have been up and down, over and over. I really want to set the example for my kids, so they learn to make better choices from day one. My goal is that they'll never get to the point of having to dig themselves out of a hole.

God willing it will only take once!
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TWEETIBEAR 1/15/2013 9:39AM

    Loved you frankness and honesty....and you have definitely come to the right place! you'll get lots of encouragement here...and if you feel lost in the crowd, it's OKAY to ask for help...go to someone else's page and/or blog and get yourself motivated again.

You're only in your 30's, NOW is the time to get hold of it. I wish someone had guided me back then! My son is in his 30's and I still think of him as a baby (or at least a teenager, hahah). I'm 70....DO NOT let the next 40 years slip by. Now. On your way to the goal line!

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CC3833 1/11/2013 10:34AM

    You can do it. If you really try and put all your heart into it you can do it. Slow and steady wins the race... This is what I've been telling myself lately. When I lose only one pound I get a bit antsy but then I tell myself slow and steady wins the race to calm myself down a bit. You're not alone we are here to help you along the way.

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GOPINTOS 1/10/2013 6:12PM

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Thanks for sharing!

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OMMAMA7 1/10/2013 3:54PM

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Start slow and be kind to yourself! So many people try to do everything perfectly at once with lots of fitness and not much food and then that can set you up for burning out or getting injured. So take it slow, build one good habit at a time and it's VERY likely you'll learn these healthy habits for life and stick with it!!! You can TOTALLY do this!! That's another thing - positive thinking! Believe you will do it, and you will!! :)
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