This is a very personal post about my weight struggles. I am sharing a bit of my history just to give a better understanding of where I'm coming from and I find this therapeutic. I'm planning to post regular updates of how things are going.
Three weeks ago I decided to join a 12 week weight loss challenge and Zumba class! I have been overweight for some time now and recently saw the scale climb to 250lbs! I could not believe that I had let myself get that heavy. Being so close to 300lbs was a huge wake up call.
I haven't always been heavy. I had always been averaged sized. I believe I was around 140lbs when I graduated High School 8 years ago. Soon after I started college I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. That, coupled with poor eating habits and lack of exercise have really made me pack on the pounds.
I have tried losing weight at different times but have never stuck with a program long enough to lose any significant weight. I had my son in June of 2010. I did not gain a ton of weight while pregnant but I haven't been able to lose what I did gain. In fact, I weigh more now than when I was nine months pregnant.
By chance I saw a facebook post about a weight loss challenge and Zumba class. I've thought that Zumba would be fun to try and I figure if I commit to a class then I have people to hold me accountable. I invited a few friends and started the challenge September 26.
Here are my stats so far:
Starting weight, Week 1- 243
Week 2- 246
Week 3- 243
I am disappointed in my self for gaining the second week. I would have started blogging about the challenge right off the bat, but I didn't want to start with a gain! I am very happy and proud of myself for losing the third week. 3 pounds isn't much, but it's a starting point!
Thanks to anyone who took the time to read all of this. If you are currently stuggling with your weight just know that you are not alone and it is possible to change things.