Im a 30 year old mother of two from a little town in the north of Chile who just couldnt take it anymore.
I've always had to be careful with the food, cause I put on weight so easily, so I managed to stay "normal" for several years.
In 2009 I got pregnant for the first time after trying for 3 years, I wanted to do everything right since I wanted a baby so much! and keep living on a diet was not part of that.
I tried hard for the next 3 years to lose all the weight but I kept failing and ended up gaining even more weight.
By march 2012 I had managed to lose some and I started to feel very good about it since it was starting to show but then in May that year I found out I was pregnant again.
This was not a planned or wanted pregnancy at all, I took precautions but sometimes life just wants to mess things up for you and as I always say... **** just happens...
I tried to have a healthier pregnancy but I failed too and once again I was huge.
On February 18 a friend of mine (who is as desperate as me to lose weight) gave me some "natural" pills that would help me control my anxiety, I took the first and WOWSA! Terrible dry mouth, sharp pain on my chest, couldnt breathe!... natual my ***! I went home for lunch that day and I decided not to take them anymore, cause I had accepted my fate, I was doomed to be a fat woman.
Then came my daughter's first day of school and we took a picture together to remember that day and what a wake up call that was! I couldnt believe I was that huge! I mean, I knew I was big but not mountain size big! I cried long and hard that day and I realized that if I didnt make any changes, I would be dead before sending my children to college.
I started that day at 246.93lb on March 5th.
Today I went to the dreaded scale and I was at 222.68lb
I feel good but not as great as I should. I notice some changes in clothes specifically, today I put on pants that I couldnt fit in at all, they wouldnt even go all the way up! and now Im wearing them at work!
I went from a pant size 24 to 20 but I know I can do lots better!
The thing is I have an excuse... TIME! I get up everyday at 6.30 am I walk to work everyday (30 mins aprox) but that's ALL the excersice of my day, I work on a desk until 18.00 I go to school to pick up my girl, and then to my mother's to pick up my son and I arrive home around 20.30. I eat something, do homework, play a little, clean the house and by 11.30 Im dead! no time whatsoever for gym! I know there are people out there that make time! Im not one of those, I just dont have that much energy and I want this so bad and feel like Im only kidding myself thinking that this way I will be 130lb. by new years' which is my goal. I did drop the soda (Ive had some relapses) and Im trying to give up bread too (which I LOVE!) that's been hard.
Any tips? any at all? I'll take them all! and thank for for taking the time to read this wannabe bibble of my personal journey to be thin.
I wrote this post filled with pictures but I cant post them
but anyway that's my story
So here I am, amazed that I was able to pull this off, it's not much but it's a start to a new life! hopefully! Thank you again and I do rant a lot so my next post will be as long as this xD