- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hi all. Here’s my story in a nutshell.
As a teen, I was always a healthy size. I was 5’7 and weighed between 160-170. Moderately active. Then I moved across the country and ballooned to 250lbs. I’m sort of tall so it’s hard to imagine that I weigh that much, but I do. Since gaining the weight, I never tried to lose weight or felt all that uncomfortable at all due to having a really loving boyfriend (now fiance) who never really made me feel like there was anything wrong with being bigger. Myself, I didn’t feel bad either. I was just a bigger girl. Oh well.
Then I bumped into a friend whom I haven’t seen in 6 years. She kept saying how she couldn’t believe how much weight I gained and how I let myself go. Well. Now, I felt awful. BUT what it REALLY did was make me open my eyes to other things. Not only do I look like this to some people, but I was thinking of the health risks. I’m only 24. I don’t want to die young. I want to live a long and wonderful life with my fiance. That means I’ll have to excersise more and eat much healthier. AND QUIT SMOKING.
4 months later, I quit smoking with Champix. That was the easiest thing I’ve done so far.
I had to identify my eating problems. They include:eating an entire bag of big chips a day, eating at a fast food joint every day, eating junk food IN BED before I went to sleep and NO exercise.
It’s been 2 weeks now and I no longer eat fast food, no junk food, no food after 8 pm, more fruits and veggies and 1 hour of cardio 5 times a day (and go to the gym for weights twice a week)
I DO feel so much better. I rest deeper. I do sweat alot more than normal people, which is weird…Anyway. I feel overrall better. It’s going to take a long time to lose weight but I know I will IF I keep at it. I am starting to lose motivation though!
I tried Insanity yesterday. What a joke. I barely made it through the fit test last night. Went to bed thinking I could get through the next video today. Tried it. FAILED. I feel SO awful. I keep thinking, how could I possibly think I could get through that?
Anyone else have any motivational stories that have to do with only eating healthy and walking? I’m begging for stories!