Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Post-Welcome-Bio

All about me.. well sort of.

I am 31 years old and I currently weighing in at about 213lbs at 5'1. Food, weight and exercise have been issues with me for almost all my life. At my highest weight in Aug 09 I was 225lbs. I currently fluctuate between 210-220lbs but lately I have been able to stay within the range of 211-218lbs.

In Aug 09 I was diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar levels making me a boarder line diabetic.  I was devastated and scared out of my mind, but it was motivation. After the scare of the news began to wear off I was able to think.

I know the reason I am where I am is in large part to my lifestyle. In the last 8 years I have gained 71 lbs. When I meet my husband I weighed in at 142 lbs, but marriage and a baby along with school and life have packed on the pounds. I do not exercise regularly and my eating habits were atrocious. I spent a lot of time eating in my car, fast food, and other wise unhealthy eating habits. In addition I am an emotional eater; happiness, sadness, fear, pain, and any other emotion you name has been an opportunity for me to eat.

Over the years there were times when I would take my weight gain seriously by joining a gym (Curves and a local gym) I have tried several diets, South Beach, Sparks People, Weight Watchers, Dr. Gotts No Flour No Sugar, and Atkins to name just a few; and with all of them I had some level of success and weight loss. The over all issue with my life is that I lose interest and momentum.

I know the tools to be the best version of myself. I have taken nutritional classes, read enough, seen enough, experienced enough, and tried enough to know the key.

This journal/blog is going to be my motivation and my accountability. With the help of my friends and family and maybe even the "blog" world I will accomplish my goal.. to become the healthiest version of myself.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I will be adding this to my favorites so that I can be sure to be on this journey with you.

  2. I'm a follower now! You go girl, you can do it. I'll be here to support you in any way that you know i'll be needing that same support too!