WIFE WEIGHS IN WEDNESDAY: Choosing to lose together

Hey! A little about myself. I’m a wife and mother of two beautiful kids. I am a florist by trade and a stay at home mom. I have always loved plants and flowers and love to dig in the dirt. I’m a friend to everyone, easy to talk to

Let me take you back to the prime years of my life. I was 20 years old, the healthiest I had ever been. Exercise was a joy and eating healthy was not a problem at all. I was all about myself and what I wanted and what would make me happy. It was great. I met my husband Mike, we fell in love and after a short engagement, got married in 2005.

I knew marrying Mike would be wonderful and great and awesome. It IS!!!! What I didn’t know is how being married and all the added responsibilities would affect my personal life. We had our little boy exactly a year after we got married. The weight quickly piled on. I was so comfortable in my situation I forgot how important it was to keep myself healthy, my focus shifted to my son and the care of my home and my husband. We had our baby girl in 2008 and it got worse and worse. I was at my fattest Fall of last year. Mike and I decided it was time. Enough letting ourselves go. There were a few instrumental occurrences that got us to the mentality we are in, (post for another time).

I am here, NOW!!! It’s TIME and I am in it til the end!!!

My weight has always been an issue ever since I can remember much like a lot of our readers I’m guessing. Until a few months ago I just didn’t care about myself. I was careless with what I ate and how much I ate. I sat on the couch all day and was super depressed in the winter. I would get spurts of motivation to try a diet, but that would quickly fade. Out of frustration and with lack of results, I would end up where I started & maybe even worse. I’ve heard the term yo‐yo dieting. I was there. I was sad, I was depressed.

TODAY!!! I am 62 pounds lighter and a little more than halfway to my goal. I am consuming just over 1200 calories a day. I drink 145 ounces of water a day and try to exercise at least 4 times a week. Accountability is essential. I couldn’t do this without the support of my Husband Mike he is my inspiration.

I’m no expert, but if I had anything to say to those in the same place we were last year… Find and do what works for you. Start today, not tomorrow. Stick to it, and don’t look back.

I am not anywhere near the tech person Mike is so I don’t twitter or anything like he does but you can always contact me through him.

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