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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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  • REBECCATKD
    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!
    2881 days ago
  • MOMOF4FOXES
    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!

    2882 days ago
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