My journey

Monday, February 09, 2009

I wasn't always overweight. I wasn't "skinny" either. I didn't start becoming overweight till I started going to college and working ~ no time for cooking so I ate fast food for breakfast and lunch then had dinner @ the restaurant I worked at emoticon . Then I moved in with my Husband (boyfriend at the time). He did all the cooking ~ everything was fried. Not such a healthy lifestyle. I gained 40 pounds from 18 to 20. At 21 I had my first child. At 22 I had my second child. I only managed to pack on another 20 pounds (must be from chasing 2 babies around the house). I started to exercise 1 hour of weight training and 30 minutes of cardio in the morning then 1 hour step class in the evening. I actually started to see results, Then you guessed it ~ I got pregnant with baby #3. So I stopped working out ~ big mistake. My son was 10 lbs 13 oz. So that's right another 30 pounds added to my weight. 2 years later I had baby #4, but this time it was a c-section and another37 pounds. (The 2 2-liters of soda daily may of had something to do with it also). I topped off at 279 pound what you see in the pic with the blue. I told myself that I would not get to 300 pounds. I got really sick and my heart started doing weird things. I was too scared to exercise for the worry of something happening. I seen an add for curves and figured if the "old ladies" could do it so could I. In the year and a half that I was there I was able to loose 30 pounds. I found out that I had high blood pressure and a narrowing of my tricuspid valve in my heart. I feared that I would not be around for my kids so I decided to change the way I ate ~ but I stopped working out again. I managed to take of another 20 pounds. Over the course of a year I regained and lost the same 10 of those pounds. This past October I decided to get serious again, changing what I ate and exercising 2 days a week. I have managed to lose another 20 pounds. I have lost 80+ pounds so far and have 50 more to go. I am excited for the new adventure that I am embarking on for the rest of my life. emoticon
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    Congratulations on the weight that you have lost so far! We all know that it is not easy that is why we are on SparkPeople and we are all here to motivate eachother. Have a great day!

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