Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weigh Down Under

200lbs that is. Right now my weight has reached an all time high. 

Some background. I've always thought I was fat. Until about 11th grade when I finally got comfortable in my skin, I wasn't wearing bikinis or showing off my body but I realized I'm wearing the same size as all my friends so there was really nothing to fret over...

Flash forward. I graduate at 17, move in with my then boyfriend, we get engaged and then a few years later married, and then right away had a baby. I was very sick during my pregnancy and only gained about 20lbs. I came home from the hospital 3lbs under my pre pregnancy weight of 175.

Life got extremely busy, we had our son in the middle of the holiday season. Then we had a super busy summer and when the holidays and his birthday party were over, I was looking at photos and I HATED them. Over the past year I have gained 55 POUNDS! I look horrible. I have a double chin, fat arms and huge thighs (and thats not even mentioning the gut) ugh!

So it was time for a change... a BIG change. And for the first time in my life I want, I want it so bad I can taste it. I think about it non stop. I feel like its so doable, that everything just clicked. I want to tell everyone about all the hard work I'm doing for myself, but I know no one IRL really cares :) So I started this blog. I hope you'll enjoy following my journey and please, reach out to me so we can support each other on this extremely hard, but so SO worth while journey.

Starting weight-230
Current weight-225
Goal weight-165 (for a healthy BMI)


  1. You can do it! Good luck and remember, you are in it for YOU!

  2. I agree. Do it for yourself. I had the same feeling when I reached my all time high of 245 lbs. I was tired of being fat and feeling unhealthy. I wanted it so bad so I went for it. You can do it and it doesn't matter what anyone else says. I didn't have much support either. People think I am weird for the way I eat and how I chose to live my life now. But because I am doing it for myself and my daughter I don't care what they think.

  3. Just a suggestion. If you can take pics and also take measurements. This will be a big motivation when you don't see the scale move. Sometimes we tend to get discouraged if we are not dropping pounds and we fail to see how much our body is changing. This can sabotage your journey if you don't document your progress.