Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Weight Issues

My struggles with weight began when I gave birth to my first son at age 16. I weighed 109 at my first visit to the doctor at age 16 when I first found out I was pregnant. Ever since then I just sort of took it as it came....
After my second divorce at 29 I joined the gym in town. I needed to find myself again and find the strong woman that I knew I was! At 30 I was in the best physical shape of my life, and now at 35 I find myself struggling again.
I was never one to weigh myself...I never thought that the number on the scale quite told the entire story of my health or my body type....I am very curvy and just because I weigh more than someone else doesn't mean, I am not as well fitted in my clothes...
So I joined the gym again a few weeks ago, and I love it! I love feeling my body tone up and see the results happen before my eyes. I have lost 8 lbs in 8 weeks. It's not the speediest process but it works and more importantly I feel better. I have always been comfortable in my skin....even at my heaviest weight of 162 I rocked a string bikini. Oh yes I did! I did it quite well also! My curves hid my rolls...lol You see I have a love of food...I love all food. As Queen Latifah put it "I'm not one of those salad eating chics"
So now I'm 154 and feeling much better! I still have a little ways to go but I will make it!
My goal is to be 145 by Christmas! Yes I can do this! I want to be at my best when i meet D's parents and family at Christmas. It's crazy that I want to be better for him, but I do! He thinks I'm crazy because he likes me just the way I am, which is so sweet, but this isn't about him, its about me! I can do this I AM A STRONG WOMAN!


  1. Of course we guys have to imagine but I get the notion that D is one damn lucky guy to have latched onto you girl thinking about the physical you. You go girl, you can do it.

  2. focus on healthy and happy. You are doing all the right things and it will happen for you. Well done lovely lady

  3. The thought of going to a gym depresses me lol!

    Hazel xxx

  4. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be healthier and trim down...as long as you know that D and his family will be crazy about you any way you are! :-)

  5. I did the same exact thing a year ago. My kids made me fat, and I was ok with that until the hubby got diagnosed with diabetes. We stopped eating red meat and I started cooking better and lost 35 lbs. Then a light bulb went off in my brain and I said hey if I go to the gym, the weight will probably come off quicker. Its been a year now, and I am the size I was before I got pregnant. Just stick with it, it is easy to want to skip it after a while. Having a workout buddy helps. Good luck!

  6. After seeing the picture of you in the bikini, I can say that there is nothing wrong with your weight.

  7. Good job. I am horrible at sticking with exercise so kudos to you.

  8. As long as you're happy babe. that's all that matters

  9. Odie- Thank you and I think he knows that he is lucky since he has told me that like 10 times already and I haven't even had sex with him yet! lol but tomorrow is his birthday! :)

    Mynx- Thank you my friend I love the encouragement

    Hazel- You should try it, it's very stress relieving.

    Jewels- Thank you, yes I don't think I have anything to worry about with D he is smitten, and I'm sure his family will love me too..thank you!

    Crazy rambling- Way to go! Wow, that is inspiring thank you for the encouragement!

    Oilfield- Thank you! Thank you! I am always very confident no matter my weight I just feel better when I know I am in better shape!

    JS- Thank you for the encouragement! You can do!

    Ruth- I love it! I sometimes can't afford the membership and have to drive all the way to my work place to workout, so I'm always excited when I can pay for it in town!

    UB- Yes cause if momma ain't happy no one is! lol Yes it's all for me! I'm kinda stingy like that ..I know if I don't take car of myself no one else will!

  10. I officially weigh 152 this week! Woohoo! I've lost ten pounds!

  11. Well done you but I am sue D and his family will love you just the way you are.

    This is my first time on your blog, loving it :)


  12. Lyndylou- Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the encouragement!