Weight Loss Journey

I’m here because it’s time to put away the flab and bring out the fab! Ok, so that was cheesy, but you catch my drift. I was a thin child until I hit about 10 years old. My mother put me in dance classes and anything else she could think of to keep me active. Including the Rams Sweethearts.

Just a side note, the Rams are my husband’s favorite football team. How fortuitous is that?! I have a picture of him about the same age I am here with a Rams jersey for his school picture. He’d kill me if I posted it here, so I’m not going to.

In anycase, I had a few “skinny” periods where I had lost quite a bit of weight. The first one was when I was about 19 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovaries┬áSyndrome) and started on several medications. These medications caused the weight to fall off.

´╗┐However, as is common, my body got used to the medication and the weight came back on. My second “Skinny” period was when I got married. I weighed about 230 pounds when I first met my husband.

I started the Atkins diet and got down to 182 pounds for our wedding day (6 months later).

That didn’t last long either. The main problem was I lost it eating incorrectly and didn’t do enough to keep the weight off once the wedding was over. I was back up to 245 about a year and a half after our marriage.

In the past year I got down to about 225-230 pounds, which is where I am now (Dec 2010).

I’m hoping to add another after picture here of my final “skinny” period. However, I’m looking at it more as a healthy period!

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