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Time To Change

At the end of my high school days, I weighed 95 lbs. I was (and still am 5' 1").

Then I went to college. At the end of college, I weighed 115 lbs.

Then I started working. After a year, I weighed 120 lbs.

Then I met my husband. When we were married, I weighed 127 lbs.

Shortly after our wedding and honeymoon, I found out I was pregnant. I ballooned to 172 lbs at the time of his birth.

I hovered at 140 lbs for 2 years. Nothing I tried moved me up or down.

At a routine physical, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and high cholesterol. My doctor surmised that it was more of a genetic issue than a lifestyle issue, but nonetheless, off to the nutritionist I went.

I dug deep into my new diet and lowered my cholesterol dramatically after 6 weeks with a strict low fat/high fiber diet and medication.

As an added benefit, I managed to drop from roughly 137 lbs to 129 lbs. This happened over the course of another year.

Once I hit 127 lbs, I found out I was pregnant with our second child. This time I gained 40 lbs, or hit 167 lbs.

I dropped pretty drastically back down to about 135 lbs. However, my "lifestyle change" disappeared during pregnancy (you're eating for two, ya know. ;). I still lack the self-control and will-power to eat the way I did before.

Therefore, the pounds crept back on. I began staying home with my kids. I ate less frequently, but ate more junk. 140, 145, 150.

I went back to work briefly. The office culture was one of work hard and eat out every day. I ate larger portions than I knew were appropriate, ate richer and fattier foods, and ate only for taste and enjoyment of food. This attitude brought me to where I'm currently at:

155 lbs.

I finally feel like I'm ready to do something about this and make some changes. I knew I'd never stick to anything if I wasn't ready to make some real changes.

I'm doing P90X as closely to the way it's laid out as possible, including the nutritional component. That means that, for the next 90 days, I will be making 2 separate meals daily since my kids aren't going to eat what Tony Horton wants me to eat.

Here we go!
kristyat kristyat 31-35, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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