finishing what I started

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I guess this is a good title for this blog...because I am not technically starting over, I never REALLY quit all the way. So for now we will call it finishing. In June 2009 I was 256 lbs, I went to my doctor for some help, she prescribed me a drug called adipex. This was to boost my metabolism, give me a jump start on my weight loss and help me to make a healthy lifestyle change. This drug is only prescribed for 3 months, you take it once a day and it gives you a TON of energy. In the first 3 months of my weightloss journey I was able to lose almost 40lbs. I felt great! I was active, and eating great...I went off the drug and was able to keep up my healthy lifestyle, by June 2010 I had lost a little over 100lbs I was at 153.5. I kept all of that weight off, even became a Zumba instructor in Nov. 2011!!! Then 2012 rolled around in Jan. we found out that my husband would be losing his job on April 1st...we planned accordingly, I was still working full time so we would make it work until he found another job. On March 27 I went to work...and lost my job. This was the most devistating time of my life. My husband and I (once we both calmed down from the shock) decided that we were going to pull it together. I had a new job lined up within a couple of days and his unemployment kicked it right was a different life but atleast we had some money coming in. In May I started a second part time job...Hubs was having a hard time because with a bachelors degree a lot of entry level jobs will not hire you. Finally in June he got a job as a retail manager...the hours sucked but it paid more then unemployment. So we were living a little better but not much because his job and one of my part times did not equal his previous salary...I had taken a 5 dollar an hour pay cut. Over the summer I slowly lost hours at my first part time job, but was gaining them at the low paying I took what I could. FINALLY in OCTOBER my husband got a great opportunity, he took on a new career and it paid more then what he had made prior to unemployment. Then in November I got a call from a new opportunity also, which paid more then I also made before! So during 2012 and all its chaos, I unintentionally turned to food as a crutch for my depression. I never quit working out...I was still teaching my Zumba classes and getting in a couple workouts but in December once we were back on our feet and able to give our daughter a great christmas. I took a long hard look at what the depression, over eating, and stress did to my body...I GAINED 23 of the pounds that I worked so hard to get off, without even realizing it for a whole year. So the other day I went back to the doctor to ask for that same motivation drug i used in 2009, I got it because my little sisters wedding is comming up and I am hoping to lose those 23 lbs in the first 3 months and then I will have another 3 months to get off hopefully another 15. SO I figured spark people helped me to lose over 100lbs before, i am SURE it can help me lose again!!!!

Happy Saturday EVERYONE!
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    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
    2968 days ago
    Losing and gaining weight is what we have in common! emoticon

    Last week saw the christmas pictures for the first time and saw how big I have become! So I have started my journey once again. I have never weighed this much and can't beleive I could almost be big enough to go on the beggest Loser! emoticon
    3080 days ago
  • JASI27
    I can not imagine the panic you had when both of you were unemployed. That would scare me to death, but everything worked out and I am so happy for you. I think a 23lb gain is no big deal with what you went through. I would have gained a lot more than that, so there is something to be grateful for there. You already have the tools you need and are headed back on the right path. I am so happy for you and your family, that it all worked out in the end. Good luck to you!
    3080 days ago
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