You will find alot of support, here on SP. You have been successful in your previous weight loss and you can do it again. It does take some dedication, determination & work. But think about all you have been through already. You are stronger then you think and you can do this! There may be missteps along this new path, but that's OK. You don't have to be perfect - no one is. Plus your not alone on this journey...we are all in this together. When you put out your hand for support, there will always be someone there for you. ♥
current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (29,272) Posts: 7,774 11/30/11 6:00 A
Welcome aboard and sorry to learn that you've gone through some life changing moments... Stay focused and specific in your goals and remember, there is nothing that you can't do when you set your mind to it.
Those who only talk about it are usually passed up by those who are quiet & actually doing it. Life's a climb but the view is great.
current weight: 206.0
Fitness Minutes: (20) Posts: 7 11/29/11 3:01 P
Hi! My name is Tiffany. I recently joined this sight in an effort to help myself lose weight. By hearing other people's stories and advice and successes (and struggles)... I hoping it will motivate me to lose weight, eat healthy and stay motivated to exercise. Well, let me start off by telling you a little bit about myself. When I was younger I was a great athlete. Basketball, Track, Cheerleading... you name it, I did it. I didn't necessarily have to worry about healthy eating or portions, because I was active enough to burn off whatever I ate. But when I got to college I struggled with my weight. I continued to eat whatever I wanted and didn't watch my portions. Soon after graduating, I was a little over 200 lbs. WOW! I tried Jenny Craig, but that was way too expensive and the food did not feel me up.
Unfortunately, at this time I started going through relationship problems. He was a professional athlete on the road a lot, and I just started my professional career. We started to grow apart, as our opposite careers kept us away from each other most of the year. This gave me the motivation (or lack thereof) to lose weight. I became very sad, that I lost my appetite. I shed close to 30 lbs from loss of appetite alone. I was eating, but just not as much as I typically do. The weight loss motivated me to start exercising and eating healthier. Soon I shed another 20 lbs. I was back to my pre-college weight!
I enjoyed this weight for about 3 years. My relationship continued to be shaky, but we stayed together. I got pregnant and gave birth to my first child in 2009. After the baby I had gain close to 25 lbs. I swore I was going to work out and knock the weight off ASAP, but when I my relationship problems grew worse..... Well Separation.... let's just say I lost motivation to do anything at all. Shortly after this, I put on another 35 lbs (well within another 1.5).
Emotionally, I am feeling better. I am still sad some days. But, for the most part good! I'm embracing being a single mother. Working hard to get back to things I enjoy and love about myself. And I'm trying to stop definining myself through a relationship, but through myself. I'm challenging myself to become a healthier, happier person for myself and my daughter.
Half the battle in mental. The other half is hard work.
Thanks for reading and please share advice if you have any. I look forward to meeting everyone.
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