This is the official "beginning".
I got really freaked out when I tipped the scale at like 196 a month ago at my doctors. At 5'4", that's hardly ideal. It was also the heaviest I've ever been, with the exception of the 9th month of my last pregnancy. Now, without trying, I'm sitting at 186.6. So I'm not positive her scale was right. It doesn't matter. I'm fat, and it's gotta change :)
186.6 I have done before. I've been hovering between 170-185 for years. Over the last 2 yrs, I went through a wonderful change in life (ditched an abusive relationship, and began finding me again). I also stopped the Depo injections I had been on for many years. I lost weight, and felt great at about 155lbs. I wasn't really trying, so it wasn't like an achievement..it just happened.
9 months ago, I began the Depo again. Here I sit, 30 lbs heavier. Not going to totally blame that, but I do think it is a huge factor. I'm going this week to talk to the doctor about a tubal, and will not be getting my next injection. But, I'm also taking charge of my life, and not going to be fat, even if meds are to blame.
I just quit smoking (3 weeks ago, with only a few slips 2 weeks ago, and not a puff in over a week). I get short winded very fast, so part of my "beginning" will be building up my cardio endurance.
I wear a 14-16 pants.
I measure 47" at the hips, 41 at the waist, 26 in the thighs, ad 14 in the arms.
I want to be healthy, toned, breath easy and weigh 140 lbs or less. :)