I'm back again. I was here in early 06, to lose pregnancy weight...and then found out that I wasn't losing because I was pregnant with my second child.
Well, he's about to turn two next month, and I don't really have an excuse for being the weight I am anymore.
Right now, I'm guessing I weigh around 165-168lbs. I know that isn't very large. However, I know I'm capable of getting bigger...
When I was in high school, I weighed 115-120lbs, After 3 years of college, I weighed 135-140. Got married. After being married for 2 years, I was at 182lbs.
I was frustrated at my size 12 pants (again, not a "big" size, but much bigger than the 5's that I had worn just five years earlier.) Then, I went to buy some new pants, and couldn't fit into any twelves. My chest has always been disproportionately large, so extra-large shirts wouldn't fit. I was in tears. I knew that something had to change, Not only had I gained seventy pounds in five years, but forty of that had been in the last two years.
To make a long story short, I lost fifty pounds on the Richard Simmons food mover plan. I had been on the plan for close to 2 years when I got pregnant. I gained way too much weight when I got pregnant, and only managed to get myself down to about 160 before I got pregnant with my second child a little over a year later.
The scale is starting to go up again, and I am scared. I don't want to keep going and going. I know I'm capable of being 200, 300lbs or more. I know that it's just one bag of chee-toes or one box of cookies too many and I'm there.
I need a buddy. Or twelve. Preferably someone who is counting calories, or doing weight watchers or some kind of exchange system. Something that requires planning meals out, and thinking about what you're eating...
I'm looking for accountability with exercise and with eating.
I need to get this thing started, and lose some weight - let me know if you're interested!