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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 away...it 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 one...so 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!
-Courtney-
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  • BOOKWORM27S
    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
    2968 days ago
  • LEPETITCHIHUA
    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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