Hello girls and welcome to my new blog! Some of you may already be familiar with my and my story but for those of you who aren't I will tell you my weight gain and then loss story.
This is my and my hubby this summer!
This was me though the summer before, 170 lbs and my heaviest.
I was REALLY skinny till I was about 17. My friends in high school would joke that they didn't see me standing there because I was turned sideways. I went to work at a camp the summer between my Junior and Senior year where I worked as a cook. I gained weight from my time there and it didn't help that I didn't participate in springboard diving my senior year. I went off to college the next year and you all know that means the freshman 15. It all added up to weight gain and me being heavier than I ever expected to be. I walked 4 miles a day the summer after freshman year with a friend and was able to lose 17 lbs. I kept it off the next year of school until I started dating my husband. We went out to eat every night and I was so busy with him that I didn't have time to walk that summer. I started to gain but my biggest gain was after our wedding.
I would try and follow the fad diets I had heard about but they made me gain weight rapidly. I was trying not to eat carbs and was eating a thing of Brie every few days. Cheese isn't carbs and that's Atkins right? I also tried the lemonade diet but decided it wasn't for me when I was sitting on the toilet and throwing up into a bucket on my lap.
I had heard about Weight Watchers but that's for old frumpy ladies who sit around and be fat right? I also hadn't heard of anyone who had tried it. All of a sudden I heard of multiple people who had lost weight on it. I signed up for it online and lost some weight. I wasn't super motivated though and ended up hitting 170 the summer of 2007 on my one year wedding anniversary. I also had an amazing friend who wanted me to go to meetings with her and said she would pay for it if I went. I finally found something that stuck and was working!! I have lost over 30 lbs now from a 14 to a size 8. I am so excited to see how much farther I can go!
I know that a lot of you may only be doing online but try and check out a meeting, it will change your life as well.