There were 2 factors in me finally deciding to loose weight. First, one day last year I finally took the time to look at myself in the mirror, for the first time in 9 years, and realized that I was fat and I looked old. I couldn't believe how much my body had changed in that time. I had been so busy having babies that I didn't even feel the time pass. I knew I had to do something, but I didn't feel I could afford the healthier, more natural diet I needed.
The second motivator was when I broke my ankle last March. I knew there was no way I was going to get full use of it back without changing what I did everyday. Not only that, but in order to prevent long-term problems, I have to keep my body strong.
I still can't afford the whole/organic food lifestyle I want, but we try to cut out as many preservatives as possible and eat as much homemade food as we can. I also discovered FitTV on our new DirectTV set up (we haven't had any kind of cable in over 5 years), so that has been a great help in working exercise into my day. I get to try a variety of exercises without paying a lot of money to buy videos I may not like.
| Pounds lost: 14.0