Hi Jenn!! Congrats on the newest addition to your family and WELCOME TO THE TEAM! Believe me, I'm pretty sure about half of the people on this team feel EXACTLY like you do! LOL! Being a mommy is HARD! Add on working full-time and it gets even harder! You'll notice that our team may not be the fastest moving or most involved team because, well, because we are all mommies! But we are a very supportive group and know exactly what you're going through in your struggles to lose weight! I hope you'll post often so we can get to know you! Have faith and never give up...YOU CAN DO IT!!
** Mary Jane **
"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim
current weight: 166.6
Fitness Minutes: (70,104) Posts: 1,381 6/21/10 1:11 P
Hello everyone. Like everyone else who comes to this site, I'm here to make some changes in my life. Life is stressful and hecktic and because of those two reasons, I can't allow myself to live unhealthy anymore.
I have two kids. My son is 3 1/2 years old and my sweet baby daughter is only 7 1/2 weeks old. I was already 30 lbs overweight when I got pregnant with my son. I gained 63 lbs with his pregnancy and failed to lose it all. I still carry 20 lbs of his pregnancy on my frame. With my daughter, I did better and only gained 30 lbs, and quite honestly, in 4 weeks had gotten down to only having 4 lbs remaining of her pregnancy, but failed to do anything to go further, and have since gained 4 lbs back... So, the 30 lbs, plus the 20 lbs, plus the 4 lbs puts me, currently, 64 lbs overweight (I gained 10 lbs before getting pregnant the last time).
I am currently at my highest ever non-pregnant weight and it quite honestly disgusts me. I'm tired of my clothes not fitting right, I'm tired of trying clothes on and feeling disappointed in how they look, and I'm tired of being tired... so, today starts a new day in my life.
My plan at this point is to start slow. For instance, today, I'm eating a salad and sub for lunch with an iced tea, which is quite different than my usual cafeteria hot lunch. Also, instead of taking the elevator to the cafeteria, I hiked it up and down the 6 flights of stairs. Had I been wearing adequate walking shoes, I would have taken a walk over my lunch as well. That will come tomorrow.
I plan to follow the Body For Life eating fundamentals at first. Once I make some progress there, I'll reassess what is happening and possibly add calorie counting if I'm not making the progress I wish to make. I will be starting with walking and eventually incorporate weights and running to my program (not sure how to fit all that in right now but I'll come up with something).
I'm not new to this game... I've been playing the weight loss game for about 6 or 7 years now and have never been successful at lasting longer than 12 weeks... not giving up and keeping things fresh will be important for me to keep moving.
Anyhow, that's me and my weight problem... :) I look forward to meeting new people and getting reacquainted with some I've lost touch with.
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