Here is a little bit about me and my weight loss thus far.
I've always been "over-weight". Never "normal" or skinny. Just average. The last time I can remember being close to a size 6 (which is what I have always thought of to myself as the perfect size for some reason) is probably in 6th grade, going into 7th grade. And I only remember this because I traveled across country with my grandparents to visit my aunt and uncle in Arizona and my aunt had her niece there as well visiting and my aunt took us shopping. I think it was the first time that I actually wore "grown-up" clothes (ya know, not from the kids section where clothes are S/M/L/XL--although now they have numbers) and the shorts my aunt bought me were size 6 shorts. After that, I didn't pay attention much because it didn't matter to me too much. I was definitely conscious of my size, but I was happy and I had friends and that's all that mattered to me.
|Could I have been any more dorkier!? 1997 (I think)|
|Jake & I - Prom 2004|
|Summer 2005 (I think)|
Oh grad school. Yea, I stopped working out. I focused on school--I was a full-time student, with an internship, in a very demanding program. Seriously, when I wasn't at my internship or at school sitting in classes, I was at home working on papers, reading textbooks, or studying. I was too stressed to think about eating right. This is when I gained the majority of my weight back... I probably started school around 160lbs and graduated at 190lbs. Ugh. Then, after graduation I couldn't find a job and got depressed and totally lacked motivation for anything and hit my highest weight of around 203lbs.
Since I'm in the middle of getting my thyroid stuff taken care of, who knows if I will lose weight. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. Mid-October I have an appointment with an ENT to talk about surgery to remove the right side of my thyroid which has the nodule on it and hopefully that will be the end of my thyroid problems. I am praying that my thyroid will begin to work normally after the surgery and I will not be required to take any sort of thyroid medication for the rest of my life. It's hard to say what will happen, but I am just hoping and praying for the best.
So, here we are to today. Here are my goals:
SW 09.19.11: 193
Total Pounds Lost: 0
Pounds Lost this Week: 0
Goal Weight: 130