I go through periods of time where I work out, eat healthily, do what I need to do. But I always yo-yo back up to my uncomfortable weight. I had infertility problems when trying to get pregnant and the fertility medications shot my weight up to an all time high of 180. I had my first baby (E) in 2008. I took until she was 18 months old to really get into caring for myself again. Shortly after a miscarriage in February 2010, I started running. I have always HATED running (I have bad knees!) but had an epiphany one night watching The Biggest Loser. "If that guy who is 400 lbs can run - so can I!" And I did. I started running like crazy and I joined Weight Watchers. I watched my baby weight (using that term loosely, she was almost 2 years old :-)) melt away!
And then? I found out I was pregnant. Because of my miscarriage I was afraid to keep running. I kept moving, though, taking E on walks and to the zoo. The end of my pregnancy found me at 210lbs!! I had A in January 2011. I went back on Weight Watchers as soon as I was approved and went back to running when I was able (which wound up being around May).
I was sitting at 180lbs and couldn't shake it! No wonder - my days and nights were filled with Nutella s'mores, ice cream, cakes and cookies!! I can't eat just ONE cookie, I have to have four. There are days I would eat 20+ points in sugary substances!
July 2011 I ran my first 5K with Jen. It was a balmy 97 degrees at 8am when we started the race. But we survived, we even THRIVED doing it!
Beer After ;-)
The kids make regular training pretty challenging, so I wasn't running regularly throughout the summer (that and most days this summer were over 100 degrees!!). I started running more in the fall and try to get out for at least one run a week.
In October, Jen and I ran in a 10K. I finished in 1hr, 27min! I know I'm not breaking any speed records, but I'm beating everyone on the couch :-)
I'm still hanging between 171-173lbs. My first goal is 165, stretch being 150 (DREAM being 145!) Most recently, I've come to the realization that my body is addicted to sugar. My current plan is to cut out all sugar to wean my body.
Which brings us to today - day three of my detox. I'm horribly sick - head cold, my whole body aches, a number of things we won't discuss here.... but I haven't had any sugar since Saturday!! AND I am down 2lbs since then as well!
Jen will be introducing herself in the next few days at well. I will be posting again soon about my experience and plan so far for cutting the sugar.