Friday, January 1, 2010

In the Beginning....

In the beginning God created me... not skinny.. but not fat either. I was just right. All through high school I weighed 140 pounds.. and I thought I was fat. I remember in the seventh grade I went to the doctor for a normal check up. When the doc weighed me the scale read 119 pounds. I did not think anything of it... until...........
The lady doctor said, "You are a little over weight. Don't gain any more weight and you will grow into it." That is when it all started. From then on I began to obsess about my weight. I started doing crazy liquid diets. Fasts. Protein concoctions. Working out like crazy.. although the working out really started when I was a toddler. My Dad was a professional body builder. I loved working out like him.. or trying to. When I was in elementary school I would wake up early and do Denise Austin Aerobics to the TV show. But now came the dieting.. and with that began the binging. I would do some crazy diet, and lose a few pounds. Then by the third or fourth day be so starving I would eat, and eat, and eat. After all I was a growing child!! Right?
In high school I was a dancer and a cheerleader. I was in pretty good shape.. although still always dieting. When I graduated I stopped dancing and cheering, so the weight came on. More dieting... more binging. Long story short.. my husband and I had been dating since I was a freshman in high school and he was a senior, on and off. In January 2006 he proposed to me!! Awe how I love him.. sigh. <3 Anyways.. a wedding dress! I had to lose weight.. and I did. I hardly ate and I worked out everyday. August 4, 2006, our wedding was amazing. I looked and felt better than I dreamed...
On our honeymoon I swear I gained back almost all 15 pounds I lost. It was simple really.. I was eating normal again.. more actually, and not obsessively working out.
Then came the two boys.. Feb 8, 2006 came our first beautiful boy, Shane. Along with him came 66 pounds.. then May 9, 2009 came our second beautiful boy, Cody. With him came 44 pounds. Yep a total of 100 pounds from babies. Not the boys fault.. mine. All the cravings for donuts.. more donuts... and oh yeah donuts. Although some of that weight was babies, water, and all that stuff that comes with having a baby. Here I am now writing a blog of my weight... I have been writing a book since July, "Chronicles of a Curvy Housewife". I have been contemplating a blog since then. I will be adding pages from my book here and there.
Since July 2010 I have lost 23 pounds...except for the five that crept back on since the holidays. So down 18 since July. January 1, 2010.. it is the beginning of this blog, of a healthier life style, and this is the year the dieting and binging ends. No more diets. This is a new life. My health, my husband, and my boys deserve it. My goal is 134 pounds. And my goal date is my 25th birthday, August 28, 2010.
I am still uneasy about announcing my weight to everyone.. so not yet. Even though I know you can do the math.. there is something about writing the number where anyone and there Mom's can read it. Even though I am sure no one is reading this.. who would? :)
So here is the plan.. it is simple.. I like simple. 1. Eat 1,600 a day (I am still nursing Cody) 2. Don't eat after 6:00 pm 3. And work out 4-5 days a week.
Do you think I can do it?? I know I can. And I will!! Blog=accountability. Davey, my husband is so supportive and he knows I can do it. So I am going to do it. Enough writing.. I am going to go do it.
PS a special shout out to my friends trying to lose the baby weight.. Britt (sis), Sara, Christina and Janell. :)


Anonymous said...

I know you can do it too adrienne! im so excited for you and hopefully while im back at school ill be able to help you! i love you and davey and the boys...good luck and God's blessing on you :) <3Karissa

Jesusfreak404 said...

You CAN DO IT!!!! I love the accountability of a blog and a BOOK! I SO want a copy when you're done!