From Kenlie at All the Weigh it's Friend Makin Monday. Each week Kenlie posts a question which her followers are asked to answer then post a link to our own blog on her site for everyone to read. This is my first time participating...here we go!
FMM: Defining Moments
Was there a defining moment in which you realized that you needed to lose weight? If so, will you elaborate? (If you experienced this moment in some other area of your life, please feel free to share that too!)
I can't really pinpoint an exact moment that I knew I must lose weight, it's been apparent for a long time.
I was always the thinnest girl growing up and on through college. I could eat anything and not gain an ounce. With both my pregnancies I gained 18 and 21 pounds respectively so that wasn't an issue. Then I got sick first with post partum depression and anxiety (child #2) after a truly terrible pregnancy resulting in 7 months of bed rest, then developing fibromyalgia.
The various medications caused gradual weight gain, some more than others, some extremely so. I literally gained 39 pounds in approximately 90 days once. I also have a hard time exercising-everything hurts me.
What prompted me to join Jenny Craig recently was the realization that I am missing out on the big things with my daughter-like attending her softball games. I typically can't depending on the weather and the distance from the parking lot to the field. On vacation my wonderful husband took my daughter to a theme park while I stayed behind because I simply couldn't walk the park all day.
I hate what I've become and am determined to do this so that I can be there for the big stuff.