I have signed up for Resolutions in Motion for the next six weeks! I’ve picked a goal for myself and I have six weeks to meet it. Hopefully, since I’m actually blogging about my goal and there are other bloggers working towards their goals, I will feel motivated and actually make a lifestyle change.
So, here’s my story. Ever since I moved away from home after high school, my 135 lb. weight has been steadily increasing. I moved in with my granny and, let me tell ya, granny cooked differently than my stepmother did. We had gravy with dinner, cornbread every night, green beans cooked with a bit of bacon grease. See?! No wonder the weight started piling on, right, lol. Well, I eventually met my husband, so I ate because I was in love and loved food. I was happy. Then, I had a significant weight loss about five years ago but that was only because I had the help of a dietician that everyone was flocking to in Southern Georgia. I felt healthier, had more energy, looked great, my hair even felt different. Yeah, that got expensive fast so when I quit going, I slowly gained the weight back.
When I struggled to become pregnant, no doctor could tell me why I was infertile but they were pretty sure it was because I was obese. I was about 170 lbs. then which was large for my stature but definitely not unheard of. About 6 months later, I found out I was pregnant and was overjoyed! I actually lost 17 lbs. while pregnant and when I started gaining, I only gained about 7 lbs. over my first pregnancy weigh-in but was still considered obese by my doctors. After I had Kenna, I quickly lost some weight but, of course, it returned, because I was still craving citrus. To relieve that craving, I started drinking Mountain Dew and although I don’t eat entirely unhealthy, I am still inactive.
After seeing this completely unflattering picture a while back, I couldn’t stop thinking about how people see me at 200+ lbs. I was disgusted, I still am, that I let myself get this way and how could I have not noticed. I had no one to blame but myself. I haven’t wore that blouse since, lol.
My goals are:
Drink at least the recommended 8 oz. of water a day
Cut out the every day Mountain Dew drinking
Try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day
I want to look happier and healthier like these before pics!
This was the latest picture from June 2008
Easter 2008 (look how little my neck is?! And no double chin =)
This was a weekend I went down to see some of my family in central Florida. I don’t even recognize myself in this picture! But hey, I look happy and I’m with one of my favorite cousins ever!
So wish me luck and a prayer or two =)
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