- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I would consider myself to be super blessed. Despite being a full figured bombshell my entire life, I’ve always had the support and love from friends and family. I come from a family of curvy Latinas, and as such would never expect in my life to be less than a size 14. I have hips for days 🙂 We love big, we fight big, we cook big, and occassionally eat big as well 🙂
I have a wonderful fiance who gave me the best gift ever, my lovely, smart, and confidant son. We have a simple and humble home, a schedule that works for us, and a peacefulness in just existing in eachother’s lives. You can’t put a price on that kind of peace.
As I went for my last physical I was paranoid. After having my son I gained a bunch of weight, and with the stress of planning only the most important day of my life, I was terrified to hear the news I’ve long been awaiting: You have diabetes… or You have heart disease….
Growing up large you always hear you’re a ticking timebomb. I’ve gotten by so many years untouched that I know eventually it will catch up with me. And yet here I was in a doctor’s office waiting for terrible news.
That news never came, thank God, and then reality hit me. This was my last chance. God was giving me another year to turn it all around. This is my chance not only to be a hot bride, or a MILF, but to get in shape, and show my son that his health should be a priority. This is where I become the example.
I adore that my fiance supportingly took me to go buy running shoes. He’s never once complained about my shape or my body in any way negative. He loves my body more than I do 🙂 When I think about getting back in shape, it is a reminder that when I do make those vows, I will be able to give him added years of love and support. It is me committing myself to legnthening my life so he won’t be alone. It also means that as I walk down the aisle, I will be giving my life to a man that finally will have the woman he deserves.
I’m starting the process today, at 265 lbs. It is my goal to lose 35 lbs before shopping for my wedding dress. I want to remain realistic and give myself reachable goals. I’ll let you all know how it goes 🙂
If anyone has any tips they would like to share on what has worked for them, please feel free to share 🙂