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My name is Meghann. I am 29 years old, and a mommy to two beautiful daughters:: Amber Christine (4 years old), and Addyson Lucille (6 months old).
My weight has always been a big issue for me. In my high school and early college years, I was 'bulimarexic' - both Bulimic and Anorexic. I haven't really had any tendencies for a few years, but still struggle with thoughts, usually weekly, toward throwing up if I ate too big of a meal, or skipping a meal or two, in hopes of not gaining any more weight.
Two weeks ago, something in me just kind of snapped. I realized that, truly, I am the only one holding myself back. The rest of my life is in order - I have a great job, loving husband, two beautiful girls, own my home, and am generally just in a happy place - except for my weight. And I decided NOW is the time to change this. I don't want to go one, every day, feeling so depressed and angry because I am fat. I want to change that, and I am trying to go about that the right way this time, for my daughters, and my husband, but mostly for ME.
I am going to put everything out here, and I am hoping to find support in you all.
I started on April 29th at 260 lbs.
As of my weight in on friday, May 20th, I was 253.6
In one year, I want to have lost 100 lbs, and weight 160.
Think it is possible?
I do not want surgery. I will not take pills. I just want to do it the RIGHT way.
I have download the MyFitnessPal app on my phone. I am counting calories, and trying to only eat unprocessed, organic, healthy foods. I am trying to completely control my portion size. A week ago, I joined a gym. I am getting up a 4:45 am, and working out for 1.5 hours before work - something I have never done before.
I am hoping to find strength in everyone here. I am hoping to find tips, and recipes, and exercises and motivation - although I am pretty motivated right now.
So, that is a quick background on me! I am excited to get to know you!
Hey Meghann! Welcome to the board. I hope that you find a lot of support here to help you accomplish your goals. I don't talk about this often, but I struggled with bulimia/anorexia for years. My teeth are ruined because of it. I STILL get temptations to throw up any time I eat too much but I don't let myself because I've seen how it has affected my body.
Plus, since I have started working out I have been able to eat a TON more food than I used to and not gain weight. I think you will find the same to be true.
Please stick around. Your goal is totally doable. Just take things a little at a time. Make little goals, maybe 4 week goals to help you.
Anyway, I'm very glad you joined!
Are you trying to lose weight or get in shape? Stop by the Mommy Fitness board and say hello.
You can do this!!!! I started using MFP in November, and have lost over 30lbs since (plus 30lbs in the 3 months before that after giving birth to my son)! Feel free to add me! I'm Jessimaaka on there as well.
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
Surprise baby! due 3/27/2017