Hi ladies! I'm Vanessa. I live in LA county and am newly married. Long story short, I was homeschooled in a pretty dysfunctional crazy house as a kid - lots of love but lots of chaos too. Three years ago I moved to NYC and taught art & English, then I met my husband. When I lived in NYC I walked everywhere and loved it! Now that I live in California I tend to drive and not walk - my neighborhood isn't too pleasant to walk to stores or coffeeshops or anything. I moved to CA at my LWEST weight ever - 145 and finally fitting into a 12!!! I got lazy, overate a lot, and gained 50 lbs over the last year, and I'm bared fitting into my size 16 pants (which I bought a month ago).
I find myself eating for emotional reasons, getting depressed and not exercising (though I have a lovely path that runs by my home and a membership to LA Fitness!). I even have a dog who'd love to walk or run with me!
So, I'm here. I want to feel good in my own skin, I want to be healthy and know I am treating my body as God's temple and not an emotional dumping ground. I know I must be gentle but firm with myself! I need discipline to go forward - and know that though it seems like I'm surrendering something I want, in the long run I will be so much more satisfied!
I look forward to hearing your stories and learning more from you guys!
How have you been able to keep going?! What do you do when you face a "caloric setback" or find you haven't hit the gym in a week?!
In His Love,
| current weight: 175.0