Sunday, May 1, 2011

Let's take it from the top....

I am on my way to lose over 100 lbs.  My journey began on Jan. 8, 2011. I had been sick and after really embarassing weigh ins at the doctors office I decided that enough was enough.  I was sick of always being tired and not feeling pretty and just wanted a big change in my life.  I decided that I was going to do this myself and off I went.  I started with easy workouts on my Biggest Loser Wii game and gradually worked up to what I do today.  Here I am almost four months later and I have lost 45 lbs.  I wanted to keep a blog to be able to motivate and inspire other people, but also reflect on this journey for myself. 

I have always been the "fat" girl when it came to my life.  I have two amazingly beautiful sisters, and grew up with a drop dead gorgeous best friend. (Love you Nae!)  So, needless to say, I was well aware that I was bigger than my family and friends.  At some point I guess I just decided that it was just how life was and that it would never change.  I got tired of trying to be "pretty" and just decided that I wasn't worth it anyway.  When I was 19 I met Matt and he loved me for what I was inside so I figured there was no need to change.  It wasn't until I started watching everyone around me have babies and become mothers that I wanted to be different.  I want to be a mom someday, but with my health it was not going to happen.  I want to be the amazingly beautiful girl that walks into a room and it stops.  So here I am, 4 months in to a weight loss journey to become that girl and hopefully become a mommy when it is all said and done. 

If you are reading this thinking, "I just can't do it." Try again!! You can and you will.  I was 282 lbs at my heaviest, (I am so embarrassed to share that) and now I am at 237 lbs.  I was the girl that never moved from the couch and would complain about a 5 minute walk around the block. Now, I go to the gym 5-6 days a week, walk with my walking group and am in the process of signing up for a 5K walk.  So don't give up! There are days that I just want to quit and go back to lazy, depressed Carla.  But I look at how great I feel and how supportive most everyone around me is and I know that I will do this.  You can too!!