Monday, July 25, 2011

Friend Makin Monday

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 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.


Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Good for you and recognizing the signs. Remember: we can do it!
stopping by from fmm

Fat in Suburbia said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Kris said...

Stopping by from FMM - good luck on your journey! I know what it was like to not be able to do things with my kids... now I try to get my teenagers active with me!

Carbie Girl said...

I love the concept of FMM, cant believe I didnt see it sooner. Thanks for sharing your story with us, glad to have found ur blog!

Fat in Suburbia said...

Thanks for stopping by! Love your blog :)

Dawn said...

So glad you shared your story - can't wait to watch you meet your goals. Thanks for stopping by mine too!