From the time I was 12, I thought I was fat. We are talking morbid obese here. I truly thought I was as a whale. At 13, I was already 5'8" and not lacking in the chest department. If I recall, I weighed all of 120 maybe 125 pounds. Now at that height, that is probably underweight, but since most of my friends were 4 and 5 inches shorter and barely needing a bra, I thought I looked like a big giant ox next to them.
Fast forward to age 18 where I had reached my top weight of 189, but not my top height. No, see in our family we grow until we are at least 20. I finished at six feet. However, due to a slight curve of the spine, and the fact that I slouch, I look more like 5'11". I digress. At 189, and needing the biggest size I had ever worn and shopping at the FAT stores, I was disgusted with my body.
The year I turned 21, my mom had here 30 year high school reunion. Well, she had already started to lose weight and was getting thinner than me! Well hey now, I want to do that. What is your big secret? Her big secret was Weight Watchers. I gave it a whirl and lost 50 pounds. I weighed all of 135 pounds. At my height that was too skinny. But for the first time in my life, I didn't feel fat. I was happy with who I was. It didn't come easy either. I exercised, was extremely disciplined about what I put in my mouth and kept a very strict food journal. I maintained that too skinny of a body for 11 years.
Then we moved to VA and something happened. Oh yeah, I remember. Nutella.
Ever hear of it? Stay away. It's pure evil. It did me in. I was getting cocky. Thinking, I am doing fine. Forget I am over 30 now, and have had two children. I am still good. My clothes still fit...for now.
By 2005 I weighed nearly what I weighed in high school. I had finally given away all my skinny clothes. After baby 3 was born, I lost the pregnancy weight but was no where near the body I once had.
Present time. I have put on more weight since that
Why start a blog of course!
So join me in my adventure as I try to change my eating habits, start moving more and attain a healthier body.
I will post here on a weekly status. I don't want to overwhelm myself with keeping up two full time blogs. Plus the progress will show better, and I can report how each week goes.
Comments and suggestions are not only welcomed, they are encouraged!!!
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