Me....I have been trying to lose weight for years to no avail. My body just didn't want to give it up. And other than tracking in my notebook, it wasn't much help even with exercise. So I stopped trying for the longest time. Then I seen my photos at my son's baseball game and the Christmas before that with my kids, I just couldn't believe how big I gotten. I was always the you need to put weight on person because I was so thin, then I got married and had children. UGH. I was embarrassed, always wearing some sort of sweat and big baggy shirts. I just didn't want to be that girl anymore. Everyone thought I was so confident but in all honesty I was crying inside everyday. So over last summer I decided it is going to end. But to make it easier I would wait until 3 of my kids started school in september. Then I would tackle my weight loss starting with walks with my then almost 2 year old daughter and begin potty training her. Well it kept getting put off, one week i actually did a ton and lost about 5 pounds. But my eating wasn't changing much. I don't remember how I found sparkpeople but I fell in love with it right away. Less than a week after joining I sure it was at an end, not due to giving up but due to my lawnmower running over my foot. But I found that despite no exercise, just eating right allowed me to maintain the loss I started with, so I kept at it and reintroduced exercise. I have never been happier. It's been almost 9 months, and I plan on staying here for a long time. I don't want to go back to my old unhappy, unhealthy self.
Jen, Michigan (Eastern Time Zone)
SW 9/23/12: 215 lbs
12/30/13: 185.6 lbs
1/30/14 : 181.6 lbs
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ---Lao Tzu
| current weight: 178.2