Before I had gotten pg with our oldest I weighed right around 145-135, then after I had him 11/5/2004, I weighed 160, then gained 20 lbs. I finally got it into my head to lose all that & then some. When I joined here in May I was feeling down about myself I needed a change of pace & redirection. I did lose it all & then some I had almost reached my goal weight reaching 131 lbs, my goal was to get to 120 lbs or less. But I wound up getting pregnant again after trying off & on for over 4 yrs. I had our youngest 2/28/2011 & weighed right around 152-150 lbs. I was breastfeeding so I lost about 10 lbs got to 142 lbs, but then I started slowing on breastfeeding & started gaining again. I came back on here & thought I was starting over, I had started writing down everything I was eating, but that was short lived.... I'm now up to 162 lbs, so I've gained 20 lbs yet again, something I promised myself I wouldn't do :(. I was talking to my mom the other day and she said, this is about the time that I started gaining more weight after having my oldest son. Then she said, "you always are encouraging others and telling others that they CAN DO IT, why don't you follow your own advice?" (maybe not the exact wording she used, but close). She's totally right about it, this is about the time I started gaining weight after having my oldest and also I give advice, encouragement, etc to others around me, but I don't always follow my own advice. She also said, "if you can't follow your own advice, then what help will you be to others if you can't even believe in yourself?" She's totally right, I need to believe in myself and regain confidence in myself that I CAN do this before I can even give advice & encouragement to others.
I had tried to start over after having our youngest, but lost track this will be the 3rd time of trying to start over. I have a better feeling about starting this over again this time around. I have other friends near me who also are looking to lose weight, so hopefully if I get connected with them, I can stay focused this time around. But even if they don't connect with me, I have to do this for myself! Nobody can change things for me, except for me with God's help.
So here I am, yet again! Going to try to stay more focused this time around. Wait, not try, I WILL stay more focused. I have to!
Today I took a walk with my oldest son, well he was riding his bike, it wasn't a very long one, but it was a walk. I also took him to the playground.
Then we came home & I started tracking my food & also the walking I've done.
My starting weight is: 162 lbs
My goal weight is: 120 lbs or less.
Starting pic for journey