I am 43 years old, I am married and a mother of three children.  I have been going up and down the scale now for so many years, and I’ve finally decided that enough is enough. I was always very active as a child and teenager.  I participated in a lot sports, and never really worried about my weight.  After I graduated and I stopped being as active, I gained some weight, but I was able to lose it fairly easily.  I continued to gain and lose the same 20 lbs over the next few years though. I got married and I had my children, and I put on weight with each of the pregnancies.  After the birth of my third child, I rediscovered my love for running, and l lost a lot of weight, and felt really happy.  About a year and a half later, I injured my leg and had to stop running, and it devastated me.  I felt like I couldn’t do any type of exercise without pain.  I was so frustrated I turned to food for comfort, and once again the pounds piled on.  So, basically I have been struggling with my weight ever since.
I am the heaviest I have ever been, and I’ve finally reached the point where I am sick and tired of being fat, and tired of thinking about my weight all the time.  I hate going shopping, or having my picture taken, and I don’t do a lot of the things I used to because I am embarrassed by my size. I remember how I felt when I was at a healthy weight and in shape, and I want to feel that way again.  I know it’s going to be a long hard journey, but I know I can reach my goal if I stay committed.
I would like to lose 78 lbs, which would put me at 140 lbs.  Once I reach that weight I will decide if I want to lose more. I plan on counting calories and using loseit.com to log/track my foods.  I also will use my FitBit and my heart rate monitor to log my exercise.  I am committing to working out at least 4-5 days a week.