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The last time!

Monday, January 07, 2013

About 9.5 years ago I was young and had a perfect body. I was able to eat whatever and whenever I wanted. I got pregnant and that body disappeared very quickly. Once I had my daughter I thought the weight was just going to fall right off. Well, it didn't and therefore I started a long journey of weight loss tricks that ended in failures. I found spark people which helped me a lot! I was able to track my calories and share my successes and failures with the community here. I felt that I could finally get back to the body I once had. At this point I still looked back at my pre-pregnancy body and saw that as my "goal" body. Soon after that I ended up enrolling myself in school to become a math teacher. With working full time, going to school full time, being a wife and a mother full time left very little time for exercise and healthy eating. I was constantly up and down with my weight. I would workout for a few months and get 10 pounds away from my goal and then I would get busy again and completely forget about exercising and healthy eating. I did this numerous times. I was very unhappy with my body. I also went through a lot of health issues where I was in and out of the hospital so that made it impossible to exercise and eat healthy. Once I got better my husband and I decided to have another baby. I had made a goal to eat good and exercise frequently with this pregnancy so I could be healthy and not gain a lot of weight. Once I got pregnant I was so sick for the first 15 weeks that I couldn't workout or eat healthy. I could barely get food down period. Once I felt better I began eating whatever I wanted. This was not good! I ended up gaining 50 lbs on top of the weight I already had. I had my son by c-section so I had to wait a little while before I could start exercising again. I was so unhappy with my weight that I started looking into fitness and dieting. I decided to take the summer off of school and focus on being a mom. I also decided to do P90x for the first time. I enjoyed this program so much and got down to pre-pregnancy weight within 3 months. My motivation was great through this and I had such good friends here at spark that helped me continue in my success. Once I started back to school it pretty much took back over my life and I went up and down with my weight again. So here I am at one of the highest weights I have been in a long time. I am miserable at this weight. I am starting P90X again today and my husband and are starting a meal plan to help us eat better. It is so awesome to have my husband on board and I am very exciting about getting fit. I realized over the years that I don't want to be skinny I want to be fit and healthy. I want to be a role model for my kids so they grow up healthy. My only concern is, how do I stay this way? It seems that I always get on a good track and something comes up in my life that takes over and I go back to my unhealthy self again. Going back and looking at my blogs here at spark will verify this. I am constantly up and down. I don't want that to happen this time. I am going to not let it happen!!! I am pledging to myself to get healthy and fit and to stay that way!

So today is day 1 of the rest of my life. I am going to be healthy and fit for good!!

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  • no profile photo CD9610589
    2990 days ago
    Congratulations on making today the first day that you are "done" with unhealthy choices! Start small, and make life and fitness manageable. You can do it!
    3019 days ago
    Good for you! That is the attitude you need to have and keep. I am re-reading the book Never Say Diet and it talks about making the brain change. It starts in our minds. You can do this!

    3019 days ago
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