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Losing It My Weigh

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Read her success story! Before and after fitness success motivation from women who hit their weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Learn their workout tips get inspiration! | TheWeighWeWere.comI don’t think that I have ever been happy with my weight.  I wasn’t fat in college, but I wasn’t skinny either, probably just a little heavier than average wearing a size 12.  I really started gaining weight after I graduated with my undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas.  I went from walking everywhere – to work, to class, etc. – to sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day.  My evenings were spent in front of the TV or with my nose in a book.  I gained around 30 pounds.

The pounds really started coming on after I was diagnosed with and starting taking medications for depression.  I had to be hospitalized and within a year after my hospitalization I weighed nearly 250 pounds.  That was 2004 and the comparison between my undergrad graduation photos and graduate school graduation photos is scary!

It took another four years before I got serious about losing weight.  It was kind of a New Year’s resolution of mine sparked by the fact that I didn’t weigh as much as I thought I would after the holidays.  I meet with a trainer; and when I was weighed, I was guessing that my weight would be 260 pounds.  I ended up weighing in at 245.  I was wearing a size 22.

In 2008, I lost almost 60 pounds on my own getting down to around 190 pounds.  I got stuck in a plateau at the end of the year and finally started losing again after joining SparkPeople.com in January of 2009.  Since joining SparkPeople I have lost about 25 pounds and am about 20 pounds from my 100 pound goal.  To lose weight, I have not used a magic pill or surgery.  I have just been eating right and exercising.

I have recently started blogging at https://losingitmyweigh.wordpress.com/.  I call it a wellness blog which I use to chronicle the health related struggles that I go through on a daily basis.  When I am not exercising, trying to eat right or keep my mood stable; I work in the field of educational technology, which is the area my master’s degree is in. I am employed by and go to school at a major Midwestern university. If I have any spare time left, I like to read, go for walks with my dog, garden, and take photographs. I am a pretty shy and reserved person.


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