I have been over-weight my whole life. When I was about 13 I did something about it and lost quite a bit, not sure how much I never really weighed myself back then. I do know when I was 14  I was the lowest weight I have ever been, but by most people’s standards, especially doctors, I was probably still “obese.” Anyhoo, after that over the course of 6 years, or by 2002, I gained about 65 lbs. After I had my first child in 2005, I made some major life changes. By October 2008 I had lost over 40 lbs. Then on October 29, 2008 by husband lost his job, and on November 1, 2008 by brother died in a car accident. Food is my comfort, like many people. In 1 month I put on 20 lbs! I was so disgusted with myself. By January of 2009 I started doing something about it. I started to change my eating again and working out even more. That summer was my best, I went to the gym every other day. By November 2009 I had lost that 20 lbs plus almost 10 more! Meanwhile my husband had joined the Army and when we moved to Fort Hood, Texas in December 2009 the food was a celebration. A celebration because we hadn’t been together since May. So 10 more lbs came back. In June of 2010 my husband left for Iraq for a year. Half way through his deployment I had our second child and after that I started working hard again. I wanted to look good for him when came back and work as hard as he was. I got down to my lowest adult weight! Then he came home and the celebration food was on again, 10 lbs, hello again. Then in October 2011 I gave up, I had become too obsessed and it was making me depressed. Shortly after that is when I started my 365 project and this blog. So as of right now I have gained about 15 lbs since my husband came home last June. I am still about 35 lbs. less than my heaviest weight, but about 30 lbs. up from my lowest at 14. Today I started using this great calorie count site that I used back in 2009. I want to get back on track, but not sure how well I’m going to do. I know that site helped so much and I’m willing to use it again. One day before I’m dead I will see that 14-year-old weight again! Oh yes, I will! Maybe even lower, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

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