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My Journey

My weight is something that holds me back. I know I am judged by this and some of that judging has been downright mean and hurtful. I’ve been battling with my weight for the majority of my adult life. At my highest weigh in I tipped the scales at 267. It was painful. It also made me realize why I couldn’t sit Indian-style and had absolutely NO energy. Slowly I lost weight.

I’m still in the battle of the bulge. I have given it great thought on what changed. I can tell you…I had children. I don’t regret it even for a moment, but it is the reality. Here is how I came to this conclusion (after all, I need to place the blame on someone aside from myself after confessing How I Gained Weight Last Week):

Before I had children I exercised. I did aerobics to Kathy Smith on VHS and Richard Simmons.
Now that I have children I try but it’s just not the same when you are continually interrupted

Before I had children I liked to eat, but I stopped when I was full.
Now that I have children I paid darn good money for that greasy, cardboard pizza at Chuck E. Cheese and I refuse to waste it…so I eat it…all. And how my daughter can only eat HALF a donut is beyond me, so I eat my entire donut and then her half, and everyone else’s half.

Before I had children birthday parties were few and far between.
Now that I have children we celebrate birthdays A LOT and what’s a birthday without cake and ice cream? (see above paragraph for how this becomes an issue).

Before I had children I baked occasionally.
Now that I have children we bake cookies, we bake cake, we bake and bake…and someone has to eat it!

Before I had children I could read and sleep, this didn’t make food important.
Now that I have children I’m exhausted and I have to re-read the same page over and over to remember what’s going on in between refereeing an argument or getting someone something. While I’m up I shove something into my mouth (mostly to keep me from yelling!)

Before I had children I ate without conflict.
Now that I have children I tend to not want to share some things and so I eat “in the closet”.

See what I am saying? Children.

Move over Marie Osmond, there’s a new spokesperson coming to town.

No longer will my children dictate me. I’m learning to tune them out (oh, if only that were true) and I have a new partner to see me cross the finish line; Nutrisystem! For five months I will be following the Nutrisystem plan and sharing my success. My short-term goal is 25 pounds and at the end of the five months, I hope to have shed 50 pounds.

I can do this!

The best part, with pre-planned and pre-packaged food, Nutrisystem lets me keep the kiddos and claim the success for myself.

I have been selected to particpate in the Nutrisystem Blogging Program. For the next 5 months I will receive Nutrisystem in order to faciliate an honest review. No other compensation will be given. The opinion are my own and are in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experience may vary.

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