First off, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Aimee, I'm 25 years old. Married to my high school sweet heart. We have 2 amazing kids who are our world.
I've been unsuccessful on "diets" my entire life, and the reason for that is because I viewed it as a "diet" instead of just a healthy lifestyle. I'm from Louisiana and here everything we do revolves around food. When you're happy you eat, when you're sad you eat, celebrations, parties, funerals, everything is about food!
I grew up in a house where you pretty much ate what was there. My parents always worked so we had to pretty much eat what we could find and there wasn't every anything healthy in the house. So I got in the habit of just always eating whatever. I've always been overweight, even at my smallest size I was overweight. The bad habits followed me into adulthood and I continued to not shop or buy healthy foods because honestly, I didn't know how. I'm not yet ready to say what exactly my weight is, but I will say that my goal is to lose 85 lbs, and from there I'll make the decision if I wanna lose more than that or not. I don't want to be skinny, I want to be healthy so I can teach my kids to be healthy. I wanna be a role model to them so that they never have to struggle day after day feeling disgusting in their own skin.