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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.
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.