The beginning

So, I’ve decided to blog. Partially because I’m bored and partially because I hope other people can get something useful out of the information and experiences amassed in my brain.

So, let’s just start with the basics. I am a large girl who LOVES to eat! I love healthy food and I love junk food! There aren’t really many foods that I’ve found that I don’t like (except most mint things, but that’s a story for another day). I am 5’9 (which i just found out recently, but I had thought for forever that I was 5’10, mind blown!) and I am pretty sure I have the build of a linebacker. I have worked out pretty consistently since I was about 15 and I’ve been overweight my whole life. Just to clarify, I would not workout if I were natural skinny. Sometimes I think about how many hours of my life I could have saved and how amazing it would be to not worry every day of my life about what I weigh, if God had only made me naturally skinny. However, there’s got to be a purpose to my suffering. I trust in God enough to know He has a purpose! Maybe this is step 1 in his plan or maybe it’s just a way for me to put my thoughts together. Only God knows!

So back to the explanation of me. I have two kiddos. When I got pregnant with my first one, Jack, I weighed about 225lb (a personal high for me). After he was born though, my hubby and I worked really hard (dieting and trying to workout) and I got down to 170 (my lowest adult weight). Then I got pregnant with my daughter, Lily Rose, and the pregnancy plus newborn stage added about 35lbs to me. I was at 205lb when I decided to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon with one of my best friends Kim. We just completed the half marathon (details in another post) and I am now down around 179lbs and still working. My hubby, Matt, and I try to eat healthier (grilled chicken, a starch, and a veggies a few nights a week and diet desserts instead of regular ones) and we are doing the insanity workout program (we are about to start week 4 and it’s hard, but getting easier every day). So this is my blog about dieting, about running, about life.