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My healthy lifestyle took a backseat to my relationship!


Thursday, June 06, 2013

So here I am...over a year later...what happened??
When I look back at where I was say almost 2 years ago, I was in the best shape of my life, but I was still missing something. I was alone, very lonely and so I had nothing better to do then work out all the time. I met the love of my life in March of 2012. From the moment we met, I didn't want to be away from him! He is the best thing that could have EVER happened to me!!
We got engaged in July of 2012 and then he got orders to move to Colorado in April 2013. Being that he is Air Force, it is MUCH MUCH easier for me to move with him as a wife instead of a fiancÚ....so July 30, 2012 we got married at the court house.
We have been together now for over a year and we are about 2 months away from being married for a year! It has truly been the best year and 3 months of my life!
That being said....I got very comfortable with him and work got VERY crazy and stressful and I lost my motivation to maintain my "healthy" lifestyle. Then we moved, and let me tell you, living out of a hotel room for 2 months sucks!!! I put on at least 10 pounds in those 2 months!

I knew I was gaining the weight back...and part of me cared and then part of me what just to tired to do anything about it. So here is where my major "Oh S**t" moment came in and I finally came back to my senses....
We are having our real wedding ceremony/reception in September. I already have a beautiful dress picked out and it's hanging in a closet upstairs. My mom made a comment a few weeks ago..."Gee...I hope your dress still fits"...Let me tell you how much that one hurt! So, last week, I tried it on and sure enough...It doesn't fit anymore. I think I spent most of the day crying. My husband was very supportive and said all the right things. So Tuesday last week, I got my sh*t back together! Because let me tell you...I will NOT have that dress taken out!!! This is my MAJOR motivation!!

So, here I go again....I have done this once before, so I Know I can do it again!
I have managed to put on 40 pounds in the last year and 3 months...so now I am working to get it back off!!
I think I strayed away from Spark people because I didn't want people to think of me as a failure. Then I realized that, I am not the only one that this happens to...and the best way to get through it is to open up and share my story!
My first goal is to lose probably 10 to 20 pounds to get back into that dress and then about 20 more to get back down to 130 pounds!
I've lost about 3 pounds last week, so I think I am starting off strong!!
Wish me luck!! Time to get my healthy body back!!!

We got our engagement pictures taken in Nov. 2012...This one is my absolute favorite!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ZIZZZY 6/6/2013 3:09PM

    Welcome back to spark! I know how tough it can be to gain weight back. Congrats on your marriage and best of luck in this next part of your journey!

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LOISDESK 6/6/2013 12:56PM

    Welcome back to SP! This is definitely the place to come for support!! No finger pointing or judging here! We've all been through what you've been through as far as the ups and downs with our weight. The good thing is that you've caught yourself. You had a tearful realization that was your breaking point, but now you're back on track and I KNOW you'll reach your goal!
Love the picture, btw! So sweet!!
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JCWIAKALA 6/6/2013 12:55PM

    Congratulations on the wedding, a happy life, and the fact that you had the courage to come back. You can do this!

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JENSTRESS 6/6/2013 12:48PM

    Good luck, good for you and WELCOME BACK! I stayed away before for the same reason. You can and WILL do this!!!

Oh, and Congratulations on getting married and being in beautiful CO Springs! (I have Army friends/fam stationed there!)



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