Hi! I’m a girl who’s on a journey – a journey to find health and happiness and financial freedom. I’ve been overweight since 2nd grade. Being overweight has affected me many different ways – both positive and negative.
I was fed up with being the fat girl and started a weight loss journey on June 1, 2010 and lost 75lbs by February 1, 2011. It was awesome! I was so healthy – exercising 45 min 5 times a week, eating low carb and enjoying my new life. You can read more about that below under “The Old Journey”.
The New Journey
My new journey began 12/23/2015 at 272.8 lbs. My program is eating healthy, limiting carbohydrates, and exercising. No wraps, no pills, no drinks, no patches, no surgery – just plain ‘ole fashioned hard work.
My goals can be found on my goal page, but in short I’m striving to see 175.0 lbs. My short term goal for this year is 199.0 lbs by June 30th. I haven’t seen onederland ever as a teen or adult.
The Old Journey
In November 2011 I found out I was finally pregnant! Something we had hoped and prayed for for many years. I was adamant about keeping the weight off my body – I didn’t want to ever be that fat or that out of shape again! I gained about 40lbs during the pregnancy and lost most of it shortly after the birth of our son. The only unfortunate part of the pregnancy was that I couldn’t maintain eating low carb, since it’s not good for baby’s brain development. I became accustomed to eating carbs once again, knowing in the back of my mind that my body just can’t handle more than 75-100 carbs a day.
I chose to breastfeed and, from what others told me, I expected to lose even more weight because, apparently, breastfeeding makes the weight melt off. NOT TRUE IN MY CASE! I felt famished all the time and ate large portions and often. I didn’t care what I ate as long as I wasn’t starving. Adjusting to the new schedule was rough at first and we were having easy dinners – most of which were casserole type dinners.
I’ve started and stopped a million times it seems…but the important thing is that I am making this happen now.
Plan and execute. That’s all you have to do!