Getting Healthy.. from 355 lbs and down! 06/13/11
Getting Healthy.. from 355 lbs and down!
I have been overweight since I was 2 years old. I didn’t realize I was different from other kids until I reached 5th grade, which started a life long journey of failed yoyo diets.
I think I have tried everything to lose weight except for surgery.
Finally, at age 33, I found my nitch on how to lose weight.
I am 35 now and have lost 106 pounds. I plan to lose another 70 or 80 pounds.
I do not want to be skinny, just healthy.
My top weight was 355 pounds.
I dont see myself on a diet, but rather, eating healthy for the rest of my life.
I began with following the Weight Watchers way of eating, but soon after started to really investigate food.
I eat everything wheat (never bleached), only spray butter and oils, splenda, if it has more then 5 grams of sugar I won’t touch it. All of my veggies and fruits are fresh or frozen. I don’t eat any fried foods only baked or grilled or broiled. I also read the book “Skinny Bitch.
Drink lots of water and no soda.
I have recently become a vegetarian.
Exercise is key. I will do 5 days of exercising - cardio, upper and lower body and core, (abs).
I feel so good!
I don’t have to use a seat belt extender on an airplane!
I am fitting on rides at amusement parks that I never could fit into before!
Also, I think is is important for me to tell you that even at my top weight of 355 pounds, I knew I was beautiful.
At my weight now, I know I am beautiful
When I lose my last 70 or 80 pounds, I will still be beautiful.
I never let my weight or peoples cruel comments ever stop me from living a happy life.
I love me.. then, now, and always :)