HI! I'm a SAHM with two kids, ages almost 2 and almost 4. I'm married to my best friend. Been together for 7 1/2 years now. Married for 5. I started hitting the gym, to which I have had a membership since I was in my teens, at the end of Jan of this year on a regular basis....a good friend asked me to start doing some of the classes with her. So, it really began as a social thing for me, not a fitness thing and certainly not a weight loss thing. Yet, five months into it I have lost 30lbs and find myself doing fitness activities daily. I try to get in 100 minutes a day. It makes me feel good. And lately it seems to be rubbing off on my dear hubby, and he has quit smoking and started trying to get more fit himself.
I have actually lost more than 30 lbs, but it has been over many years. In 2006 I hit my heaviest of around 260. I'm 16lbs away from a 100lb weight loss. Sure, it's been over 5 years, but I have also had two kids in that time, and not really exercised much or dieted at all. I still don't diet. F#$! diets! I don't know anyone who has done the whole diet thing who has not gained the weight back at least once...so that says something to me about diets.
I will admit that I had eating disorder issues as a teen (though those have less to do with weight than other stuff, at least mine did). Diet pills, calorie restrictions, excessive workouts, laxatives.....all that good stuff. I don't deal with such issues anymore (knock on wood) I was thin and fit up until I was entering my late teens and early 20s and then I went over 200lbs.
So, that is my intro. This is a really quiet group.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle
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