The long road ahead

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The first day of the rest of my life

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM filed under Weight Loss postings
OK, so today I decided to quit using excuses and just go for it. I am ready to lose this weight. I have struggled with weight all my life. I was never really fat as a kid, just a little chunky, then in my teen years, I stayed really fit. I would exercise and run with my friends, so I was small. When I had my first daughter nine and a  half years ago, instead of losing weight I gained 29 lbs. I was baffled. I couldn't get it off for a very long time. By the time I got it off, 3 years later, I was pregnant again. Pregnant again 2 years after that! After I had my 3rd child, I really set into losing the weight, all was going good until I lost my dad. Then the workouts stopped and the eating to relieve the pain started. Before I knew it, I was 270lbs.The highest I ever weighed and then guess what, I got pregnant again! I got very sick while I was pregnant and lost 20 lbs, so by the end of the pregnancy, I had only gained to 5 lbs heavier than to start with. SO with having her, I lost 20 lbs. So 15 lbs lighter than before. I decided breast feeding would really be good for the both of us, and now 12 weeks later, I am down over 50 lbs!!! That got me thinking, if I have this much more energy now, how will I feel 50 lbs lighter, maybe even 100 lbs. I know that I am unhealthy. Just from weight alone. So here I am at the beginning of this new found journey to get healthy and in the process, lose all this weight. It will be hard, I know, I can't really diet with breastfeeding her, so all I can do is exercise. My plan is to start off slow, maybe 5 days week, walking for an hour after dinner and doing a few exercises at night when I have time to do them. Every week I plan to step it up. Add more exercises and increase the amount I am already doing.

My goal in all of this, is to lose 35 lbs by my birthday in September, more if I can. I would love to lose 50 by the end of the year and be at my goal weight one year from now.

You are welcome to follow me on this journey as I write about my ups and downs. I know I will have good days and bad, good weigh ins and bad, and a lot of struggles to overcome. However, I will do it! I have 4 beautiful kids to think about, myself, and the family who loves me so dearly. I am not doing this for them though, I am doing it for me. I look at it as making a new, healthy me.
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