My husband and I first started dating a little over 9 years ago. I was 17, had just graduated from high school and weighed around 125 pounds. Fast forward 9 years- I’m 26, and now weigh 176 pounds. But this wasn’t my heaviest weight. Here is my weight loss journey…
What was your heaviest?
Three years ago my dad passed away. When he passed I had made the decision that I was going to start watching my weight a little more closely and start getting myself into shape. My dad was a very large man and had struggled with his weight for a long time. We believe that a combination of his weight and other stresses on his heart may have caused his passing. I was scared. I was 23 years old, at my heaviest weight of 187 pounds and had just lost my dad. After 6 years of not taking care of myself, eating tons of fast food, and not exercising- I had gained 60 POUNDS!
(I know there are others out there who may have struggled with weight for much longer than I have, and who may be at a different weight than I)
Of course this huge life changing event didn’t help. I eat when I’m stressed, or when I’m worried, or sad, or even when I’m happy, or with family, or out celebrating. Food is so much a part of everything I do all day. It’s impossible to get away from it.
It seems like you have lost some weight
I have, but then I gained some back. I’m going to throw a whole bunch of numbers at you, and just try to keep up! I started at 187lbs, I worked out and ate right for a while and lost 25 pounds. My lowest weight since my initial gain was 162lbs. Then I hit a plateau. No matter what I did, I wasn’t losing anymore weight. I lost momentum and of course all the added stress caused me to quit trying. I have since gained back 14lbs and have been at a consistent 176lbs for a while now.
That sounds like a lot of change
It was too much change for my liking. I don’t want to continue to lose ground on my overall goal. Being healthy should be something you work toward everyday, not just when Summer is coming up and you hate the way you look in a bathing suit!
What is your plan?
I want to make a change. A lasting change. I want to eat healthy, I want to be consistent with working out, and I want to get myself down to my plateau weight of 162lbs!
This is my goal. Until the end of July, I will be tracking everything I do to work on my health. I will let you know about my meals, my exercise, how much water I drink. And everyday between the other posts I will be writing, I will be sure to let you all know how the previous day came along. Then I will post all of them at the bottom of this post for you. I want to keep journal entries of each day.
My first day: July 5th, at 176 lbs
My last day: July 31st. (I’ll add my final weight here at the end of the month!)
That gives me 27 days of opportunity to do well, eat healthy, exercise, or even mess up along the way! If I don’t fully plan out my days, I know that I will not make it. I hope to keep this up and continue to see progress.
If anyone wants to follow along with me, leave a comment below!