Kudos to all you for the hard work you are consistently doing. Your achievements and excitement and your ability to help me realize it's a life style not a diet, has made me want to join you.
I know some of these people on here and hope that someday I will get to know you all. My best friend is Sue (I stilll call her Susan). She and Samantha and I lived in Germany together so I'm here through Sam's lovely sil Audrey.
I've always been heavy. Apparently I didn't look as heavy as I thought I was but was still overweight. I was at a healthy weight up until about 3rd grade when we moved and I didn't have any friends. I would eat Suzie Q's. Like literally a box of them at a time because I was so bored. I had steadily gained weight since then. My mom was always critical of me and made comments about how I would have more friends if I lost weight and how I should be more like my sister (who was always thin). That was tough. And even though that was a hurtful time in my life I don't blame my mom because she was just working with what she knew from her own childhood.
After two babies I can say I added 60 more pounds to my already heavy frame.
Last summer I joined a weight loss place called Slim Genics. It worked and I lost a total of 30 pounds by the time I gave up on that. At the height of my weight loss I felt great! It was so cool to have all that energy and my body just felt darn good. But it was expensive to stay on that program. About the same time I stopped going to Slim Genics I would log onto here and see what the HWHL gals were doing. I loved reading Susan (Sue's) posts and seeing all the success she had.
I gained about 8 lbs back since I've been off Slim Genics and I figured it was time to join HWHL and quit lurking. So here I am.
And I am doing this for me. Because I LOVE IT when I have energy and my body feels great.
Thanks for letting me jump in!
PS I have a great husband, Dan, and two beautiful little girls, Grace and Audrey.
PPS I'm not that great at editing.