Hey all, I'm fairly new to 3FC, unfortunately not new to the losing weight thing. I'll just give a brief story. I was pudgy all through high school, around 130 which is a little much on my frame, until I got a job that kept me super active after high school and I got really trim, like down to 100 pounds. 8 years later I found myself pregnant and 'eating for two' with loads of comfort foods like mac and cheese, ribs, and ice cream every night in bed. I gained about 80 pounds
I waited until she was 1 to get my act together and try to lose the weight, and I did lose a lot of it, around 60 pounds. I didn't stay that way and got cocky I guess and here I am 30 pounds heavier this year as I have been for the last 2. I haven't been all slacker lately though, I started on the weight less efforts again this past December and have since lost 20 pounds. It should be more but I have been more slacker than worker I guess. I've been changing what I'm doing almost every 2 weeks because I've been failing at what I've been doing, but I am so ready to be done with that. The past 3 years have been a blur of low-carb, Dr. Oz, vegetarian, overdoing the exercise, and even giving up completely, with the scale going up and down over and over.
Now I'm finally feeling motivated to stop putting toxic crap into my body and to really get fit. I'm going to start training for a half marathon in a week and a half! I also try to get walking in on the days I don't run, strength train 4 days a week, a little yoga here and there, and I practice karate at home and go to classes 3 times a week. I guess that is one positive thing, that I have still been fairly active even when drinking beer and eating pizza
I want to do this first for me, but also for my 5 year old daughter who deserves to be healthy and to have a healthy mom. I want to be a better example for her so she hopefully avoids most of what I'm putting myself through. Anyway! I'm so glad to have found this board! I really seem to do better with a group of support so I'm looking forward to getting to know you all