Hi, guys. I guess I should have posted here first, I just kinda jumped into the mix.
I'm Alaina. I'm a full-time college student in Oregon. I'm 34 and have 6 kids in a his/ hers/ ours sort of arrangement.. they're 4, 8, 15, 15, 16, 17.
I actually joined 3FC a couple of years ago- I think I was looking for low-carb info, but never actually posted. The hubz joined WW for free last summer due to working for the state (it's a perk), and so while I didn't get to go to meetings, I was able to use the booklets & slider to successfully lose 30 lbs. (from 222 lbs.) on my own between June and September. In that final month my hubz and I split up due to his infidelity.. it was a crazy, emotionally stressful time and counting points layed to the wayside. We ended up getting back together, but I just didn't have it in me to restart tracking. This past May I'd had enough of seeing the weight creep back (I'd regained 16 lbs) so I said "enough is enough!" and got back on the WW wagon. He got me a points calculator and that, along with yoga, and my favorite at-home workout program Bodyrock.tv
I've managed to lose 20 lbs. in the last nearly 1.5 months. I'm currently 188, and my goal is to get to 145, or a size 10- whichever is first. I don't think I want to be much thinner than that, but I guess I'll reevaluate at that time. I'm hoping to get a full-time job this Fall (it's my last term of school and I've been unemployed for well over a year now), and my intention is to join WW meetings to get me through the last phase of my weight loss. I can't wait!
I've gotten to talk with a few of you, and I just want to say y'all are a great bunch of people. It's nice being around peeps in a weight-loss oriented environment who aren't all judgmental-ly. It's hard talking to my RL friends/family because they don't understand WW, they don't understand that I can
have ice cream and pizza if I want to because I responsibly budget for it. They don't get it now, but I hope to be a good influence regarding weight loss when they see it falling off and sticking off me.. and then I can be a resource for them if
they choose to follow in my footsteps. The best part? My kids seeing me take control of my life. I've been overweight for just over a decade, and I can't wait for them to see me happy, and healthy, and able to play around with them.
Hope you all have a lovely week.