I realize that I am going to have some new traffic to my blog thanks to a crazy idea to send a pic to Bob Harper the BL trainer. I didn't realize at the time that a zillion people would see it AND that a few of them would be inspired to change their lives because of it.
A few HUNDRED people have asked how I did it and I hate to disappoint those people so I will answer them as best I can but be warned... my answer may equally disappoint. This is a story of hard work, skipping Easter candy and SO MUCH MORE!! Read it if you dare but know in advance that I lost my weight with the good old fashioned sentiment of "EAT LESS MOVE MORE!!"
I was chubby as a child but thinned out around 9th grade and became incredibly active at that time. I graduated high school, headed off to college (where I ate myself 20 lbs heavier). I left college after only one semester, met my NOW husband, got pregnant, married and gained another 50 lbs. One year (and 5 days) after my first son was born I gave birth to my 2nd son. Over the course of the next 4 years I would occasionally try another fad diet. Atkins, weight watchers, Jenny Craig, and of course... prescription weight loss pills that made me poop my pants. ALL of these worked briefly. All of them became inconvenient incredibly quickly. All of them rendered me a failure and reaffirmed the idea I had in my head that "it's impossible." At one point during the 4 years of failure I had a conversation with an internal medicine doctor in which he told me essentially that "weight loss wasn't worth the work". He told me it was SOOO hard to lose the weight and even harder to keep it off and that I would have to starve myself and run 10 miles a day to even dream about being in my high school jeans. And with that... I rendered it not only impossible, but foolish, stupid, and a dream not worth working towards.
It's interesting the bigger I got on the outside, the smaller I felt on the inside.