Here I am!!!

Okay. let me start at the beginning.  I am 35 years old, and have been overweright the majority of my adult life. At one point in my life, I lost 95 pounds.  I was so proud of myself.  Then I had several huge lifestyle changes… I got married for starters, then for our first home, we moved into a house that had no kitchen.  I spent a long time using a hot plate and toaster oven while we remodeled.  Needless to say, we ate out, A BUNCH!!  A few months after we were married, I found out I was pregnant- that was the happiest day of my life at the time.  Unfortunately, a few short weeks later, I miscarried.  I was devestated- and I got depressed. I ate to comfort. I gained about 50 pounds back during that time, then I got a promotion at work, this promotion led to lots of stress eating.  I am definitely a stress eater.   So there I was… all that I had lost was now back on my hips and waist… I felt defeated. Although my husband and I have tried to get pregnant since our miscarriage, we haven’t had any luck. I have tried on my own for the past year or so, off and on, to lose the weight, just one yo-yo diet after another, and my weight has been a roller coaster.  I just cannot seem to find the balance between my new lifestyle and getting ME together.

One night,  I couldn’t sleep; it was 2 or so in the morning.  I was scrolling facebook to pass the time and hopefully, eventually drift off to sleep… I saw Rob Dempsey’s post about being a Rob’s Biggest Loser,  I didn’t hesitate.  I signed up right then; sent my photo in and everything.  I was thrilled when a few weeks later I received a phone call for an interview.

I told Lauren that I would make this a priority if I was chosen.  I really wanted to do this. I needed something to help keep me accountable and motiviate me, so that I could get in the habit and then continue it from here on out.  Having lost the weight once, I now know how critical it is to keep a maintenance plan in place once it is off.  I have already looked into 5k’s after April, so that I won’t stop once this ends. I won’t go back to being the person I am now.  I am going to put myself on the hook to keep this up.  I want to be able to run the Cooper River 10k next year, and GOD willing, I will.

I didn’t make it to the kick off, and I was so disappointed in myself for not being there. That Monday was holiday for me, so all day long Tuesday, it felt like Monday, and not Tuesday.  I must admit that I really thought I didn’t have a chance to get picked as well.

I was shocked when I received a phone call on the following day telling me that I had been chosen to be on the RBL team at GIT!  I was so thrilled!

I went Thursday night to the gym and met Sue!  LOVE HER!!  She is awesome! Did my assessment and got my shirt.  I went immediately to the grocery store, and stocked up on good, healthy foods.  Then went Friday night to do some cardio and met Will.  Love Sue and Will.  They are always so willing to help and very motivating. Today I did my first workout on ActivTrax.  I feel like putty still, but that is the best way to feel after a workout.

It wasn’t an accident I was chosen to be on this team.  God knew what he was doing!  I needed this.  I am blessed!  Thank you Rob Dempsey and His Radio for this opportunity.

I look forward to getting to know all of you on this journey to health! I will post as often as I can and give you insight into my emotions and my progress during the journey.

I am more than a conqueror!  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  I know that I can beat this!    God made me strong!  So here I am…  LET”S DO THIS!!

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