This week we have another story, I can relate to Debbi as my top out weight was 337, it’s hard and it’s rough to just get to the point of ‘I can do this’. I’m so honored to be working to lose weight alongside Debbi in our private facebook group, we get to support and encourage one another, no judgement. Some ladies have 15 pounds to lose and some, like me, have over 150 to lose. Join us! And, don’t forget to stop by The Random Blogette today for a great tip!
Oh boy, where do I start! I was living in complete denial about my weight for years and years. I was always overweight and then after I had my three kids, I kept gaining and gaining. I just used the kids as an excuse and didn’t do ANYTHING about losing weight. I peaked at about 325 lbs. My AHA moment came when I was diagnosed with diabetes.
What!? I’ve hardly even been to the doctor and now you’re telling me I have a disease and kidney issues and a whole bunch of other things!? It hit me hard and I took it seriously. I was embarrassed by it and I finally started to lose weight. I did research on the internet, made a plan and stuck with it. I lost about 100 lbs.
I started my blog, Debbi Does Dinner Healthy, and tried to focus on healthy meals that would help me on my journey. I didn’t cook a lot before so the blog really helped. I was counting calories and feeling better than I had in a long, long time.
I still had a LOT to go but I FELT GREAT! I was smaller than I had been since practically forever. Then I stalled. Then I slowly grew complacent. I gained a bit but still felt in control. I yoyoed 10 – 15 lbs for about a year but basically stayed the same. Then last summer, I lost it. I don’t know what happened but I’ve been slowly gaining and have felt out of control. I’ll be doing great for a week and then horrible for 2 weeks. Needless to say, at this moment I feel horrible and need to get back on track. This challenge has helped. I have several challenges and online friends helping and I finally feel back on track. I need to STAY on track though. I am determined to do this, I KNOW how to do it and I have to feel better than I do now.