My name is Jessica and I have been overweight most of my life.
Before I started kindergarten, I was an average sized kid. Once I started school I started packing on the pounds. I started out just being chubby, and as the years went on I just got bigger and bigger. Now I am 26 with two kids, and weigh almost 300 pounds. I haven't weighed myself in a few months, but last time I did I was 280. I am only 5'3".
The double edged sword about my weight is that I feel that I still look pretty proportionate. And I have a husband that loves me and thinks I am sexy. I call this a double edged sword because I constantly get in this mindset that I don't need to lose weight, I'm fine the way I am. But deep down inside I know that I am miserable. I constantly come across pictures of me that are just horrible, I look like such a butterball! I have always been overweight, as I said before, but since I had my son in November 2010 I have been HUGE. Ugh...So now I am trying, ONCE AGAIN to eat right and lose weight.
I am JUST BEGINNING. I have been eating small meals and eating only whole grains, protein, and fruits/veggies. I will admit, yesterday was my son's birthday and I ate a piece of his birthday cake at 1 AM! What is wrong with me?? lol.
That is the only major slip-up I have had since Friday. Now I am going to try and start some light exercise in addition with the changes to my diet. I know I will be out of breath immediately and it will take awhile to get conditioned to be able to REALLY exercise. I just feel like it's now or never, and I can not go back to my old way of eating and living this time. I don't want to end up on TV for being the world's largest woman or something, for some reason this is a fear of mine!
Coincidentally, I stumbled upon this website today, and I feel like this might just be another tool in my quest for weight loss. To anyone else that reads this and can relate to me, good luck! Any words of wisdom or advice would also be much appreciated. I plan on checking this site and posting at least weekly.
I will post some "before" pictures that were taken a couple days ago, they are such a motivator!
Have a great day everyone!