TMI alert! I plan on being very honest about myself and plan on giving gory details/stats on my weight loss and gain. So if you do not want to get that personal with me then do not read this blog. There.
I am about to turn 29 years old and I weigh the heaviest I ever have. I got on the scale after a summer of trying (and not trying) to lose some weight and I hit the 200 mark. THAT was an eye opener. I have spent my entire 20's overweight. This is how it all started, as this will probably sound familiar to a lot of people out there.
I started out to college at 17 years old. I weighed about 130-135 lbs and was a size 6 in women's and a 9 in juniors. I was smoking hot. By 19 I had definitely put on that "Freshman 15", and then some. I was dating a guy pretty seriously and got really comfortable. By the time we broke up, I was 20 years old and went to the doctor and weighed 164 lbs and was a size 10. I still looked pretty good, but the doctor advised me to get back to at least 160. What did I do? I ignored him and went on gaining weight. It was 4 lbs! I WISH that's all I had to lose now! And with a major in graphic design, all I did was eat and sit. By the time I started dating the lucky man I married, ;) I was about 175 lbs. and a size 10/12. I lived near my in-laws and since there was free food on the table every night-free country food- that is what I ate! When Denny and I got married I was hanging on 178-180 lbs. Although I did like the way I looked in my wedding dress, it could have been better. After a year of marriage, and eating horribly, I weighed in at 188 lbs. and was barely squeezing into my 14's and started having to buy 16's. THAT was my wake up call. So I joined a place similar to Curves, ate 5 small meals a day, watched what I ate, worked out 3 times a week, weighed in once a week with the trainer and lost close to 20 lbs. in 3 months. By the time me and Denny left for Miami to celebrate our 2nd anniversary, I was 172 lbs. and could get away with wearing a 2-piece! While in Miami, I got knocked up with my precious daughter Carly! I did pretty well with the weight gain during pregnancy. I think I weighed in at about 204 at the hospital before she was born. The weight from that fell off pretty quickly, but I did not lose it all. And about 2 years later I got pregnant with my son Logan weighing about 182 lbs. I weighed in at the doctor with him before he was born at 209 lbs. So needless to say, I did not do so well getting that weight off. I have spent the past year (he is 1 now) fluctuating up and down between 190 and 200.
So here I am now. Staring at the scale with that big "2" in front. So I got up, and on my way to work called QWLC and gave them a visit during lunch. The lady gave me her pitch, but I knew enough about the program to know that I already wanted to do it, and I really didn't care how much it cost. I figured out a way to pay over the next few paychecks adjusting some bills around and made my 1st of 3 payments. My neighbor across the street had great success with the program, and I had read some reviews and it does actually work if you STICK TO THE PROGRAM.
So that is the point of this blog. I will be giving a play-by-play of how I do on the program and this will act as another point of accountability for me because that is the only way it works for me... the accountability of strangers.