Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Journey

So I figured I would start by explaining me, and how my journey of weight gain then weight loss started. So first I married my husband in 2001, and in 2003 we found our we where expecting our first child. At the time I weighed in around 160-165 lbs. When our son was born in 2004, I was at 250 pounds, I had gained 90 pounds during my pregnancy. Between stress, losing a job, not having my family and friends near, it was hard, stressful, and I ate my pregnancy away, only not with fruit and veggies, more like with Taco Johns, and some yummy Mexican food. Unfortunately I barely went down, after he was born. By the time he was two I had gone down to 230 lbs (which for me was exciting). But it stopped and my husband left for a year, and I gained. By 2009 I weighed in at 291 pounds. It was depressing, I couldn't see how my husband could look at me and still be in love, I was ugly and all I wanted to do was eat my life away. I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery. I was tired of trying diet and diet and not losing a thing. So in March of 2010 I went in at 730 am to have my surgery. A little history lesson, I was told that I would never be able to have anymore kids, which is why we opted for the gastric bypass. Well I was informed that I could not have the surgery anymore, at least not for another year or and some change. I was confused at that point, and down right PISSED OFF. Who are you to tell me I can't have this surgery, I worked so hard and did everything and then some I was supposed to do. I lost 14 pounds I was down to 277 I was ready to be 140 again. (which by the way would be less then when I met my husband). Well it turned out I was pregnant so obviously can't have the surgery. So a few months later my second child was born. and I was a LARGE 301. At that point I was beyond upset with myself. Granted I only gained 24 pounds with my second but I was over 300 pounds. By June of 2011 I was down to 255, which was amazing because I was almost at the same weight I was when I got pregnant with my first child. I was SUPER happy about that, I was on the right path, I decided that no surgery was going to happen I was going to do this the right way for me, which was losing weight by eating healthy and working out. Well here I am on my journey, I am down to 240, and I started doing the Insanity workout on January 9, 2012. WOW it is not easy, especially when you are 100 pounds overweight, but you know what I got this. This is my journey through hard work, hard exercise, and healthy eating, DIG DEEPER as Shaun T would say!!


  1. You are amazing! I am impressed and inspired by you! Can't wait to read more! -Kira -

  2. I am so proud of you!!! I have faith in you and you can do it. I will stand by you and support you through it all!!! You're an amazing lady and a great friend. So glad I have you guys in my life. Love ya!

  3. You are amazing Michelle and you indeed can do it :)