Marital Status: Married
Current hobbies: Scrapbooking, cooking, video games, reading, and school
Education: I have finally completed my general education/associates degree and I am in the process of moving out of state to a four year state university to complete my bachelors of science degree in Economics with a concentration in International trade.
My weight loss journey: As a young child I was put into many sports by my parents that I didn’t necessarily like very much (gymnastics, soccer and cheerleading). I was a normal weight until about the age of 12 years old when I started the dreaded puberty stage. I began putting on weight pretty fast and at that point I was old enough to refuse sports programs and that is when the parent mandated dieting began. I do not come from a family of obese people but it felt like I was constantly on a diet and light exercise regiment. I would lose weight from time to time and always gained it back. At the age of 18 I moved out of my parents’ home and into my own apartment where I had free range on any foods I wanted to eat and NO MORE EXCERCISE! I packed on the weight until I was 210lbs at the age of 19. I started to feel depressed and hopeless and felt like there was no way I would ever find a boyfriend let alone a husband because I was so fat and gross…I wasn’t in school and I had nothing going for me as far as I could tell and I was left in my apartment with my own thoughts and slipped into very unhealthy diet practices. I thought I had no other way out, I felt like I had failed at every diet in the past and I only had one option and that was the dangerous route. I quickly went from 210lbs to 150lbs in a matter of a few months. I started attracting attention from people who never had interest before but somehow I still wasn’t happy and as far as weight loss I had much more to go until I was “healthy”. I met a wonderful man who is now my husband and one day just snapped out of my unhealthy dieting practices and started to gain weight again…call it comfort if you will. I promised myself I would never let myself get as big as I was but I hadn’t learned healthy eating habbits so the inevitable was bound to happen. I grew to a whopping 250lbs maybe even a few pounds more and I was waiting for that “moment” that supposedly just comes to you…in fact I had been waiting for that moment since the 230’s and I had surpassed it by far. I came to the realization that the “moment” doesn’t exist! You have to create your moment!! To jump start my so called moment I looked at my wedding pictures (where i was fat) and I looked at myself naked in the mirror and I asked myself…is this what you want? You want to look this way forever? I decided that I have been being a total fool and I needed to stop killing myself! I don’t want weight loss surgery…I don’t want to starve to death, I don’t want to barf up my food, and I don’t want to attempt to be a marathon runner…I just want to get to a healthy weight and feel good and I want my ass to look good in a pair of tight jeans! I guess if I was going to have a “ah ha” moment I would say that being told by a doctor that I’m too fat to get pregnant would be among one of the things that has kept me motivated. I got so fat that my body shut down its own baby making factory and decided my own body was not healthy enough to reproduce! That was a hard hit. I made a YouTube channel and this tumblr blog to track my journey through weight loss and someday I will look back on here and say THANK GOD I had the strength to change that person inside that has been ruining my life for so long! Hit the road bitch!
This is a healthy weight loss blog! I am doing it the old fashion HARD way!