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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

From thin to big, MY STORY & Journey

In high school I was always an athlete, I played sports such as basketball, swimming, softball, shot put and discus, volleyball you name it. Sports were always my thing, hanging out with my friends and I can pretty much eat whatever I wanted because I was an athlete and I was always on the go and I wasn't lazy.
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.

πŸ”ΉThank you for taking time to read this and if you have questions, or positive vibes to send me please follow me πŸ‘€ on Instagram @jencanloseit, or like my Facebook page πŸ‘πŸ»www.facebook.com/jencanloseit

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