Wednesday, June 3, 2015
From thin to big, MY STORY & Journey
After high school I moved to California, had a boyfriend and I worked at in n out burger. I started gaining weight after high school because I stopped exercising and I stopped taking care of myself. All I did was work and hang out with my family and my boyfriend and that's it.
Within 3 to 4 years I was 200 pounds easily give or take and the weight just seem to creep up from there.
Into thousand seven I started college at the University of Wyoming, I was 21, and I lived in the dorm, and really wasn't prepared for college life.
Within six months of starting college I met my now ex-husband and we started dating and moved in together not long after we started dating.
Within a year of moving in together or so, we were planning a marriage and expecting our first child. I was 23 when Wesley was born. Before I got pregnant with Wesley I was around 215 pounds. I had a large midsection and that has always been a weakness of mine. I've hated my body shape because I'm built like a man in the sense that I only gain weight in my midsection stomach, chest, arms, face.
My pregnancy completely changed my body and I had to have a csection because my son's head was angled wrong. But I fully believe that I was just uninformed and my weight was part of the reason that I had a C-section.
Between 2009 into thousand 12 my relationship with my husband was up-and-down and in 2012 separated and that was when I really committed to working out.
fast forward to today June 3, 2015, and I am seven months postpartum with my second child, Julius, and I am currently remarried but my husband is incarcerated.
This is really just a brief overview of my life since high school and how my weight has really just gone up since high school ended and basically the last five years I've gone up-and-down I haven't gotten any lower than 210 pounds and have stayed pretty average between 220 and 230 in the last year or two. Currently I am 240 pounds because I've had a lot of stress and I really just noticed that my body is not what it used to be.
I have struggled with my weight for the last 12 years no scratch that, at least the last 8 to 10 years, but it's my own fault for not maintaining a healthy lifestyle after high school and just eating whatever I wanted and not exercising.
I currently struggle with night eating, binge eating, and sugar addiction. Soda, chips, bread, are my weaknesses.
This has been a long journey for me and even though I've struggled just starting this journey this year, I am trying to make small changes in my life to change my eating habits and incorporate exercise into my life. I am going to be 30 this year and I want to go into my 30s knowing that I am doing the best that I can to change my life and be a healthy your mom for myself and my kids.
I could really use all the support I can get since I don't have family where I live, and my husband is gone for the next year and having a group of support is going to really help me in this journey.
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