Friday, March 20, 2009

UBP Introduction

Since there are simply HUNDREDS of participants in the UBP I thought I'd introduce myself. =)

Sit back and enjoy a little cup of hot cocoa (sorry I'm not a coffee fan!) and let me tell you a little something about myself. ;)

My name is Heather and I am married to my high school sweetheart. We will have been married for 11 years this coming July. WOO HOO! I can't say it's all been peaches and creme but it has been an adventure. More good than bad. =D We have three children. Our son Connor who is 3 and twin daughters Taylor and Emily who are 1. They are actually almost exactly 2 years apart. What can I say. I know how to plan? I also work full-time outside the house and so does my dh. Life is definitely challenging with three kids under 3 (I guess I can only say that for a little longer huh?) but it has it rewards. I actually have two blogs. This blog, which is my weight-loss blog. And my "family" blog. Really I don't care if anyone here sees my family blog but since I tend to vent here on my weight loss blog (since some of my eating issues are tied to stress and gee - do you think having three kids under 3 DOESN"T cause stress??) I don't advertise this blog there. ;) But you are all more than welcome to go see it - HERE.

So since this is my weight loss story let me tell you more about it. =) I start SERIOUSLY losing weight in 2004. I was always over weight. I thought I was so fat in high school. Shoot. I weighed 140. To be at that weight would be HEAVEN right now. I gained weight in college and finally when I married my hubby I was probably 180. Between 1998 and 2004 my weight creeped up. The highest I remember being is 209. And that is when I said this has to stop! So in 2004 we had three big trips planned and i said I am not going to be the whale! So i started exercising and doing weight watchers. I dropped 40 lbs that year. Then in 2005 we decided to seriously try to get pg (we had been trying on our own since 1999 - with no luck obviously). And it WORKED! I got pregnant with my son. Gained 60 lbs!!! What was I thinking?? I think my highest recorded weight was 213 and I stopped weighing myself after that.

So I had my son and in Feb. of the following year (2006) I said I NEED to do this again. I am disgusting. I didn't want my picture taken of me with my son and I didn't want to miss out on that. So I got serious. Then I faultered and then I got SERIOUS. I mean a MEAN SERIOUS. I went on a 100+ long day OP (on program) streak! It was AWESOME. And I lost 50 lbs in 2006 getting to LOWER than I was when we got married! Everyone was complimenting me. Dh kept saying how HOT i looked. Then in 2007 we were ready for another child so we went back to the doctor. Um, this worked out a little too well and I got pregnant with the twins. Gained 40 lbs. I still have not been able to get down to what I was at when I got pregnant with them (165). So basically now here I am. Struggling and needing to get back to that mindset of 2006. I can do this! I WILL do this!

Ok so I probably just gave you WAY more than you were asking for. lol! =) Please feel free to ask any questions! I will try to answer them all. We are going camping this weekend (leaving tonight) and will not be back until Sunday night so I'll be gone this weekend. But feel free to browse around. I will be back and on top of things come Monday. Who is with me?!??

P.S. Enjoy the Blog Party! Hope to meet lots of great NEW people!!!


Cassie said...

Aww you married your high school did I! Congrats on the weight loss! I am working on losing a big chunk (ha) of weight right now too. I am always looking for more inspiration and motivation!

Wifey Dessert said...

i have actually been lurking for a little while.. thansk for introducing yourself I got to learn some more about you!! I have also introduced myself on my blog.. feel free to stop by!! i hope you had fun on your trip!!

Summer said...

Hey there!!! I am also on a "Weight Loss" journey! I will be turning 30 in mid-May and going to the beach and I'm getting my body into "bikini" shape!!! I wish you all the best of luck and I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!! Best wishes to you and I look forward to reading more about your journey! I have faith in you...