I'll start with posting some personal information.
I am 25 years old and have been married a little over a year. Recently, my doctor told me that at my weight and having the issues I do, getting pregnant is pretty much not a possibility. Upon hearing this, my husband and I decided to go off the pill and see what happens, because if it is going to be hard to get pregnant I don't want to be protecting myself from it maybe happening. Eight months later, and I'm still not. So, after a talk with my doctor, I decided it was time for me to start losing weight and not only get healthy but also increase my chances of getting pregnant in the future.
It's been slow with a lot of up's and down's. My husband started dieting with me and has lost 25 lbs to my 7 lbs. And while I am incredibly happy for him losing weight and getting healthier, I sometimes resent that it comes so easily to him, when I'm the one whose health is at risk and he had a little bit to lose with no health issues. I'm starting to learn not to compare myself to him and just be happy that I have someone I love in this journey with me.
Years ago, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which definitely affects me being able to work out. Some days, just getting through work is enough to wipe me out and make me feel sick. So, I've had to stick with mostly cutting calories and trying to get some extra movement in when I can tolerate it. That has made me lose slower than some, but I am still quite happy with the progress I have made.
I sit down all day at work, but I have to walk about 3/4 of a mile to my desk from my car and then back at the end of the day. Plus, I have started getting up every 2 hours and taking a 5-10 minute walk even if it's just taking the long way to get some ice and water or walking the opposite way that everyone else does from my office, so I don't walk by the free candy bowl and steal some chocolate on the way by..
Some words of wisdom I live by recently:
Slow and steady does win the race.
Everything in moderation.
"Success is obtained by people who try, and keep trying."
"Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday."
"The odds of hitting a target go up dramatically when you aim at
I could go on for a long time with inspirational quotes probably, but I'll just say that we're in this together - we all want the same thing. Let's be here for each other as a team!