A reminder that I'm not 180lbs any more and I need to stop thinking I am!

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Hi there. My name is Katy, I'm British and I'm 25 years old. I'm currently a student about to start an English Degree in September 2011. I'm a huge reader and can't wait to study Literature for the next three years.

My journey to weight loss started when I was around 17 years old when I stepped on the scales and saw 180lbs. I'd been a big child and just kept getting bigger and bigger. I got told constantly that it was "puppy fat" and that I would grow out of it even though I knew that wasn't the case.

By the age of 18, I had lost 45lbs and got down to 135lbs. I felt fantastic and finally felt like the real me. I studied Performing Arts at college until I was 20 and kept the weight down through dance and daily warm-up's in the course and also trips to the gym which slowly faded out.

Half way through my second year at college, I met my now fiance, Alex. After being together for just under a year, we found out we were having a baby. I gained during my pregnancy obviously and once I'd had my daughter, I was at 150lbs.

I hovered around 145-148lbs until September 2009 when I finally started to use Spark People properly (having been a member since early 2008). Between September and January, I dropped to my lowest ever of 132lbs. I also started running in the October and ran a couple of 5K's, a 10K and a half marathon in 2010.

It's now June 2011 and I'm back up to 145lbs. I'm an emotional eater - have been since a very young age - and I'm finding myself eating stupid amounts of food to make myself feel better. I've stopped running and working out in general and although I've kicked the habit in the middle of May, I started smoking again.

I'm back here again, with my goals reset to do this once and for all. I'm sick of bouncing back and to with this; one minute feeling amazing and the next minute feeling like a fat, lazy hippo. It's my fiance's birthday in August and we have booked a hotel room for a nice night out together. My aim is to be 130lbs by this date and to tone down as much as I can. I struggle to fit in workouts with being the full-time parent but I need to make the time, even if that's at 5AM!

Support and motivation is greatly needed! Which is why I'm back at Spark People!

Member Since: 1/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,962

My Goals:
Be 130lbs by August 6th

SW: 145lbs
CW: 143.6lbs (14/6/11)

My Program:
- 2.5l water per day
- 5x 30min workout per week
- Whole, non-processed foods
- 2-4 fruits per day
- 2-4 vegetables per day
- Daily walks with my beagle
- Cycling to college 3x per week (3.2mi per day)

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I love to run, read, knit, cook, bake, watch TV and films, take photos, music and lots more.

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  • v JOY26505
    I want to tone up and lose belly fat. Be my friend and we can help each other keep up with our goals so we can be great and feel our very best!
    803 days ago
    i would seriously recommend strength training 3-4 times per week. i am continuously learning it is KEY! That and eating whole foods, clean.

    Hope it goes well!!!
    2759 days ago
  • v REEKU731
    Hey there hon! Thanks so much for the blog comments! The concert was amazing and I'm so happy we were able to go! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets bored with just running! I totally LOVE running, but I just can't do it every day, especially if I'm restricted to indoor treadmill running! The P90X Kenpo workout is fun - I enjoy the yoga and stuff at the beginning

    You will totally rock that marathon someday! That training requires a lot of time & dedication, so I can totally understand the need to wait a little while before you start training for it.

    2759 days ago
  • v REEKU731
    Hello my friend! Thanks for the comment! I am glad it was helpful to you! Getting back in the habit of eating healthier is always tough, but you can do it! We are all here to support you through everything!

    2771 days ago
    hi!!! just checking in on you incredibly shrinking woman~!!
    2853 days ago
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