That day was January 28, 2013. I stepped on the scale and saw the number was 207 lbs. Now that's not my heaviest at one point in the past 5 years I had weighed in at 225 or so. To be honest I don't even know if that was my heaviest as at that time I couldn't face the scale.
After my youngest was born in 2003 I worked extremely hard and watched everything I ate and lost all my weight and then some from having our 4 boys. But I still didn't feel good.
This was after I had Nathan... probably in 2004 sometime:
I tried to keep it off but it wasn't happening. I kept my weight down until my dad started to get sick then after he passed away 5 years ago I gained it all back plus MORE! That was when I stepped on the scale and weighed in at 225! I never even weighed that much when I was pregnant. The most I weighed while pregnant was 180!
So here's a picture of me from August 2012 at an unknown weight that just made me want to cry when I saw it:
In January of 2011 I cut all gluten out of my diet. I was diagnosed with IBS, migraines and lactose intolerance. Every bone in my body hurt after I would eat bread, pizza and pasta or baked goods! I would have these week long/month long migraines that no medication would even take the edge off. I would be in bed, in the dark or vomiting I hurt so bad! I no longer have pain like that, no longer have migraines, no longer have IBS symptoms and I can eat dairy with NO problem!!
So with that problem solved ...........gluten free bagels were so yummy! But little did I realize how unhealthy a lot of gluten free stuff really is.
So a new way of eating was introduced to me by my friend. I bought the book Trim Healthy Mama by Serene and Pearl and jumped right in!
So here I am 3 months later. I've lost 24lbs so far and I am feeling so much better!
Here's a before and after.
unknown weight and now 183 lbs!