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I'm married, and have an adorable step daughter. I own a wedding photography & photo booth business which allows me to work from home, except weekends when I'm traveling for work.
I'm a open person and tend to express every up and down that I have.
I started MFP in October of 2010. I started slow with walking and changing my foods. I learned to cook, mostly by experiment (lots of meals were thrown in the trash in the process). I struggle with emotional eating and binge eating. Sometimes able to devour 10,000 calories in one sitting. This was something I had to fight along the way, but slowly I was able to get away from this way of coping. Over the next year, I eventually became more active and did a Rugged Maniac 5K in November with my husband, followed by a 1/2 marathon with my bestie in December. I had almost lost 70lbs by December of 2011.
Christmas 2011 - We lost our dog, and this started a trend of lousy events...and eventually I fell into a depression. I tried to get out of it on my own. Trying to force myself to exercise for the "endorphins", vitamins, laying in the sun but I couldn't shake it on my own. I also regressed to food to numb the feelings and gained everything I had lost the year before.
I tried to fight this on my own till summer of 2012 when I began to feel suicidal, I went to the doctor to ask for help...
Finally October 2012 I took my doctors advice and I hope this will help me overall, but I know the place I have been in for the last 10 months was not a place I could focus on food and exercise.
This taught me that I need to ask for help when struggling with something I can not do on my own.
October 2010 - Starting weight 272lbs
December 2011 - 209lbs
October 2012- 260lbs
Goal - 160lbs
November 2011 - Rugged Maniac 5K
December 2011 - Rock n Roll Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon
*** Recipe Blog ***
Well, I finally started a recipe blog, they aren't all my "own" recipes, more me testing out other peoples recipes and posting the ones I like. If you would like to check it out here is the link, you can also subscribe by email, if you want updates when I post something new.
Why I Want To Get In Shape
To live my life again. I was not a "party girl" but I used to try new things, I had dreams, and plans. As I put on more and more weight, I just felt more depressed, and ugly. I stopped wanting to go out and do anything, I didn't even want to leave the house.
When people would talk about getting together I'd have an excuse not to go. I felt ashamed and embarrassed about myself. I didn't want to go out and have people look at me and instantly think "whale". I've been with my husband 6 years, and my step-daughter hasn't been to a water park because I avoid a bathing suit and public like the pleague.
I'm already down 60 lbs, and am feeling more like myself. I completed a Rugged Maniac 5K (think muddy!) with my husband November of 2011, and a Half-Marathon with my bestie in December 2011.
Making plans to do a family trip to a water park and theme park this summer, so I'm hoping to be a little bit closer to my goal before I squeeze into a bathing suit and have it wedged up my butt on a water slide! haha
- Better Self Esteem
- To feel pretty
- Getting to Onederland with my BFF
- My MFP friends who are constantly showing me it can be done
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Thu 05/16/13 03:49 PM Hey all, I'm heading a project in my local city to try and build a dog park (dogs need exercise too!) and its been really slow go...
Sun 04/14/13 07:19 PM I might be lucky if I weigh in at 261 again >.< Weights been going up instead of down this last week. Barely getting it together. Gu...