A little backstory before I get to the goal I have chosen. I have battled my weight for as long as I can remember. My low self esteem led me to not so great decisions in my early 20's. It was tough, I felt worthless which is not a feeling that helps you lose weight.
At my heaviest I weighed 409.4lbs. It is a very scary thing to type that out for the whole world to see but it is what it is. In August of 2009 I had lap band surgery, which basically makes your stomach smaller into a pouch with a band around your stomach so you can't eat as much. Marc also had the surgery a few months later. I struggled at first with it but eventually I hit my groove and in May 2011 I hit 100lbs lost!
The picture of me in the Fanta shirt is probably my very favorite picture of myself. At this point I was walking over 3 miles each morning before work and have never felt better. It all fell apart when I broke my foot right before I found out I was pregnant with Violet. While pregnant I gained back about 70lbs, I was put on bed rest for high blood pressure and since having Violet I haven't been able to lose the weight or exercise.
I don't feel well, I have no energy and the worthless feelings and self loathing are slowly creeping back in. I don't want to feel or look this way anymore. Nor do I want Violet growing up watching my unhealthy habits.
All of this to say my six week goal for Resolutions in Motion is to lose 10lbs. I know that amount is achievable for me. I know I can do this and I know I have too. I am hoping this is the jump start that I need to claim back the Leslie in the purple Fanta shirt.
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