Starting weight: 326 lbs
Current weight: 272 lbs
Goal weight: 165 lbs
What were your old habits and lifestyle?
I can honestly say that I have never been at a healthy weight/lifestyle. I yo-yo dieted throughout middle and high school, college, all the way until last May. I ate when I was bored, skipped meals, ate late after ball games, study sessions, party nights out, working 2nd and 3rd shift after college. I was prescribed an anti-depressant to help treat postpartum depression after my first child was born in 2005 and gained 70 lbs in a year. After that, I honestly lost all hope of ever getting back into an 18 (like in college) much less a 10 or 12. I felt hopeless and beat. As you can/will see, that feeling has changed drastically!
Diet is only part of the equation!! I work out like a mad woman! I LOVE to work out! I am a HUGE Jillian Michaels fanatic (my two year old can recognize her face on just about anything and screams out “Jill Jill”). I am a member at the YMCA, and do 45-60 minutes of cardio 5 days a week (alternating between the elliptical, HIIT on the treadmill, rowing machine to ensure muscle confusion) followed by strength training a different muscle group each day. I enjoy the Hip Hop Hustle, Dance Fusion, and Zumba classes. I am getting ready to try a Strength and Endurance class and a Cycling class. If I can’t make it to the gym, I have an arsenal of DVDs and free weights, medicine ball, jump rope, etc at home! There are absolutely NO excuses anymore!!