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Monday, October 20, 2008

Weight Loss Journey

Well here it goes, the good the ugly and the bad. I thought that I would keep track of my weight loss journey through my blog. I am rejoining the PRISM weight loss program. Back in January 2000 I was at my heaviest weight 260 lbs, wearing a size 18/20 womens pants at 5'11".
I hid my weight somewhat well (or so I thought).

At my 10 year high school reunion in August 1999, I saw a photo of myself...I couldn't believe how heavy I was, I was thinking I looked pretty good! HELLO...can you say I was dillusional or in denial? I wasn't happy for many years and I used food for when I was bored, upset or just too lazy to cook.

I ran into an old friend in November 1999 and she had lost 70 lbs and looked fabulous! I had to know her secret and that is when she introduced me to the PRISM weight loss program. After hearing about the program http://www.pwlp.com/ I decided it was right for me.

I began the program and within the first 6 weeks I had dropped 30 lbs and numerous inches, it also helped that I was swimming a 1/2 mile per day and dancing 3 times per week. But by November 2000 I had lost 100 lbs. I weighed 160 lbs and was down to a size 9. I stayed that way till I got pregnant with Mitchell (Born March 2002), after he was born I went back on PRISM and was within 20 lbs of my goal weight again.

That's when I met Brett...the love of my life. We had so much fun going out, eating was a big part of our life. We'd go to a movie (have popcorn, etc.), we'd go out to dinner, we'd go to the fair, we'd have parties, all activities which revolved around food, and sure enough the cycle caught hold of me again and the weight started to pour on I was pushing 215 by then.

When Brett and I decided to have a baby together I had to get some of this weight off, I dropped about 20 lbs doing PRISM, but it wasn't enough. I have no clue how much I weighed when I got pregnant in Cancun in August 2007 nor during my entire pregnancy as I REFUSED to know how much I was gaining (I do know that I only gained 10 lbs my first 6 months). But towards the end, I really packed it on - the joke was I was carrying Easton in my butt, since it was the only thing getting BIG!

In May 2008 we were blessed with Easton. Now that Easton is 5 1/2 months old, I'm ready to get this baby weight off. And get back to a healthier, happier lifestyle so that I can keep up with our two boys.

So last night I called PRISM and left a message that I wanted to get started again and since I'm nursing I have to get Dr. approval, so I made a Dr. apt for tomorrow at 3 pm (no wasting time once I've set my mind to succeed)

Once I get the Dr.'s blessing and how many calories I need to eat, etc. I'm off and running.

As scary and embarressing as it is & will be, I will be posting photos of myself throughout this transformation. Hopefully my readers will be motivation for me.

Wish me luck...let the transformation begin!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Heather - I admire that you have decided to do this and hope that the support you get will be motivation enough to keep going! I look forward to checking your blog to see how you are doing! Looks like you need to update week 7 now, I'm excited to see how far you've come!!!