I started this blog to help re-focus myself and become more mentally and physically healthy again. I should start off by saying I have always been chubby since about the age of 7 and have struggled with my weight for the last 17 years. My weight went up and down in high school but during my first year of university I ballooned and was at my heaviest of 208lbs crazy right? Note I am only 5’4″ so that made me huge. I decided that it was time to make changes and I started to eat better and work out more. By the time I started my third year of university I had lost 40lbs. I have now consistently kept off 30lbs for the last 3 years- during these 3 years I have fluctuated between 166-178 and although I am proud of the 30lbs I have kept off I am ready to loose more.
From May 2008-2009 I pretty much plateaued at 166 however in July of 2009 I started to put on a little weight and quickly found out that we had a surprise pregnancy. My body began to change in many ways, hips widened, waistline expanded and legs got some what bigger too. Unfortunately only 2 days before our 11 week midwife appointment (and the last day of our vacation) I had a miscarriage. Since then I have gained about 5 more lbs (I gained 5 lbs in my 11 weeks of pregnancy) so since May of 2009 I have gained 10 lbs. Now one of the toughest things I am having to deal with is that since I got pregnant my body has changed dramatically and I have not adjusted to the changes yet. Not only did this event have an affect on me physically but mentally I’m still healing and things in the past 6 months have been really hard because on top of the miscarriage, I was at a miserable job so my eating and working out reflected feeling down, and I have now left my job but am feeling depressed that I don’t have a new one and that there is a lack of opportunity in Vermont.
Okay so now that I’ve got that all out it’s time to make changes, positive changes, to my diet, workout routine and personal well being. I am going to use this blog to track my progress and the new steps I am taking to get healthier mentally and physically. I also in addition have my vegan blog to keep on top of as well which you can visit here. I hope that my journey inspire others to take charge of their own lives and Eat. Live. Be Healthy.