Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Weight Loss Story...All of It!

All of my life my weight has been a problem.  I was never the skinny girl in school and I could always use to lose a few pounds.  But as we all know that is much easier said then done...especially for a 14 year old girl.

My freshmen year of high school I weighed in at around 160 pounds.  My parents offered to get me a trainer to help me and I took them up on that.  Well a 14 year should NEVER have a personal trainer, especially a male trainer.

I was an emotional young girl and did not take criticism and hard work very well.   After a very rough time of not getting along with my trainer I quit.  And I do not regret that one bit.

Off and on over my high school years I would go and work out at the gym in the mornings with my Mom.  I loved it but never stuck to it.  Honestly I really did not see how much I needed to lose weight.  I had skinny goggles on and I was not about to take those off.

Senior year of high school
By the time I started college I weighed 180 pounds.  We have all heard the saying "freshmen 15".  Well how about the freshmen 25? That is definitely they route I took.  All of my friends could eat what they wanted without worrying, and I thought I could too.  WRONG.

Finally at the end of my junior year I took those skinny goggles off and saw what I really looked like...at 206 pounds.  I could not believe what I had done to myself.  How did I get this way?!  When I saw pictures from my best friend's Wedding shower I knew I had to make a change.

So for my 21st birthday I asked my parents for a trainer.  I wanted this to be my decision this time, and I knew it was the right one.  I needed someone to teacher me how to eat properly and exercise right.  And I could not have found the more perfect person.

Sherry changed my life.  Since June of 2012 I have lost 20 pounds.  Yes I know I have a ways to go, but I could not be more proud of myself!  I have changed my way of thinking and know that with a lot more hard work I will be the healthy skinny girl!


Amy said...

You are wonderful, girl! Such an inspiration! Keep up the hard work, it's most definitely paying off :) Although I'm sure I'm not the first to say that I think you are absolutely beautiful, with or without weight loss!

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Melissa Jo said...

You are doing great - keep it up!