October, 2011. Before getting pregnant.
Overweight since puberty, I topped the scales at 228lbs by the time I was 30 years old. Sick of living on the sidelines, I changed my life that year by losing almost 70 pounds. Suddenly, I felt alive for the first time. I went to college, I was dating for the first time, and I became the confident, capable woman I always knew I was.
I met my husband at school and we were married in 2009. Slowly, over the next two years, I gained back 40 pounds, despite staying active. I came here in 2011 and with a LOT of hard work and the help of Sparkpeople, I lost 29 pounds... just in time to get pregnant in early 2012.
I stayed active during my pregnancy and ate well, but due to some complications in my last trimester that resulted in a very traumatic birth experience, I came home from the hospital and just started eating.
One day I stepped on the scale and was shocked to see I weighed 215 pounds! I have lost a few on my own, but I need help, and Sparkpeople gave me the motivation I needed to keep food out of my mouth and keep my butt moving on days when it felt like such a long haul.
Now I'm 40, have a one year old daughter and find myself above 200 pounds again, a place I never thought i'd be. I'm ready to do this, and I know I have it in me because I've done it before. This time, I have another huge reason to be healthy... so I can see my daughter grow up and be able to keep up with her in the meantime. It's important for me to be a good role model to her, and that means being healthy myself.
*Lose 20 pounds of baby weight. That will be enough of a challenge for now!
Trying the South Beach Diet. So far so good! I love being sugar free!
2 daily walks with Charlotte, 4-5 boot camp-style workouts/week plus 4-5 30-minute sessions on the treadmill each week. Plus hiking and walks and my work, which is physical, plus running around after a 1-year old!
More protein and veggies, less carbs. And minimal sugar; it makes me cry!
One cheat meal per week.
I hold a BS in Human Resources, but I love to work with my hands and am soon to start an artisan food business.
We are active in our church. I love to sing, cook, read, be outside, love on people and escape to the mountains at every opportunity.
Gave birth to my first child in October, 2012.
| current weight: 205.8
Thinking of you!
892 days ago
oh my wish they would of had a pink baby set -lol see you had one beautiful girl!- congrats
953 days ago
Your little one is so cute.
Welcome back, stop by and say Hi to the London team.
I am doing fine, thanks for asking. My Hubby and I have been in northern Ontario hunting , we left the middle of Sept and we are still up here. No moose and he dose not want to give up.
More snow then we need LOL
953 days ago
I was hoping that I would hear from you one of these days. Thought I'd lost ya forever! It's been a roller coaster ride here. Still trying to get back on track (loyally). Getting back on my feet after a summer of surgeries (both hands/wrists). Out of work, falling into depression, and not focusing on my health led me right back to where I began. Although, this time I know the tools and I know what works. It's a work in progress!
Finishing a paper that is due tomorrow (procrastinated) and preparing dinner. Talk soon!! Yayyy!!! Xoxo
Don't you go anywhere....Haha
953 days ago
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957 days ago