Yep!!! I have been all of the above!!!
My first real weight gain was my freshman year in college, coming home for Thanksgiving with the added 15 lbs from beer, pizza and all of the Ramen Noodles I could possibly eat. One comment at a party motivated me to run the bleachers at St. John Vianney every day with my brother until it came off. Loosing the weight quickly and headed back to school I stayed motivated and started running. I began to realize that my weight was never going to be consistent and that I had to really work at it and watch what I put in my mouth and exercise daily.
My second biggest, was pregnancy! Obviously. But I would have never thought that someone with my build could get so big!!! 180 lbs with both kids!!! After my first, it took 6 months to come off. After my second, it took a long, long time. I was in a size 18 down to a 6 within one year. Still not the size I should be for my height and build.
I have been up and down with my weight since College. Taking care of myself has always been a priority for me. My mother will still tell me that I started putting Oil of Olay on my skin since I was 2!!
The purpose of this post is to share that I have been all sizes in my adult life and it does not come easy.
I am focused
I am motivated
I am vain
I love food.
I do eat bad from time to time. (Did someone say PORK ROLL FRIES??)
I do drink alcohol occasionally. (LOVE BEER)
I do yoga everyday
I row for 10 minutes twice a week
I go on the stair climber twice a week for 10-20 depending how I feel. (I hate this machine) JK
I walk weather permitting
I ride my bike weather permitting
I do things I love to do.
I am active. It is hard for me to sit still.
I don't sit or lay on the couch.
I don't watch TV
I am 105 lbs today and I could be 115 lbs next week. It all depends on what is going on with my body. I am not shy to say that I am going through menopause at the young age of 44. It started 2.5 years ago with the hot flashes and night sweats. It comes and goes. I refuse to let it change me mentally and physically.
P.S-Obviously I am not a writer, and I am not trying to be something I am not. Just sharing a few bits and pieces of ME! Big or Small