Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Things First

First, I would like to say that this journey is not going to be easy. So, if you are reading this and decide to come back, then you are in for a ride. I am 25 years old and have eaten my way from 120 pounds to 189 pounds of pure sugar and Dr. Pepper.
Like my title says, First Things First.
When I graduated from high school in 2002 I weighed 120. My first year of college, I gained 20 pounds. I kept that same weight until about 2005 when I met the man who is now my husband. His lifestlye became mine and I ate what he ate. Junk food and fast food.
In 2005 I had my first child and was up to 180. I lost the weight quick, but it slowly came back over time. Now in 2009 I had my second child and lost some weight quick, and since July I have gained most of the weight back, if not more.
I will let you know now. I am addicted to sugar (mostly chocolate) and Dr. Pepper. It has gotten to the point where I hide chocolate in the house and eat it in the car when no one is around. I have about 10 wrappers of Reeses Big cups under the front seat of my car. I drink about three Dr. Peppers a day (better then the five or six I was drinking in college) and I can't remember the last time I had a glass of water.
I have posted a before picture of myself and I hope to add more pictures of myself throughout this process. The woman in this picture feels crappy when she goes out shopping, eats when she bored, tires, and stressed, and does not like the person she sees in the mirror.
By writing this blog I hope to see myself for what I am and not hide anything. This is where I will air my dirty laundry, and hopefully post when I do something amazing.
No more excuses...no more feeling bad for myself...no more blaming my weight on others...Here is my Journey to Weightloss.


  1. Laura, this is an easy fix...which must sound awful I know. You can do this though, and I know you will conquer it all! I'm gonna cheer you on, and before you know it, you will be one hot mama! Let me know if you need anything at all. You know I'm a health nut and I have plenty of info to share with you. I'm always a phone call away. If you are interested, go and buy "Sugar Blues" because it will save your life. Thats the first book you can read =) I love you!!!

  2. You can absolutely do this!!!!! Trust me, do it before you're 30, because it just gets harder. You know your weaknesses, find ways around them. Don't deprive yourself, limit it and make other choices to counteract it. Have you tried Diet DP? It's yummy! When I started Weight Watchers 5 years ago, I think going from regular to diet drinks not only made a difference for my weight but I wasn't dragging from the sugar highs and lows. It's tough at first, but it pays off. I haven't had a "real" coke since. You can do this!!!!!!

  3. I am here for you 100% I love you and you can totally do this! Dont let one bad day turn into two. Get back on the band wagon and keep going. You have inspired me to try this whole blog thing out. Ive never done it but maybe thats what i need to figure out why im this way. Like i said, I love you and am supporting you, even though we are 1800 miles apart!


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