I have never been extremely overweight, but when I was in college I started to gain weight. I have always been conscious of what I eat, but I also loved things that were unhealthy so this tended to make me pudgy.
I weighed my absolute highest when I came back from Milan, Italy during the Spring of 2008, when I weighed 160 pounds. I actually didn’t weigh as much when I came back as I did a few months after. I was so used to walking miles each day in Italy and being able to eat anything to not exercising enough and…still eating what I wanted!
During my senior year of college I began exercising regularly and still eating whatever I wanted without watching very much. I was able to lose about 10 pounds just exercising! But I still weighed 150 pounds and was 5’4″.
But during the summer of 2009 I went to Las Vegas with Jay and when I came back I decided that I wanted to finally feel good about myself. I joined Weight Watchers Online and it took me about 4 months, but I lost 20 pounds! I now weigh 130 pounds and have been able to maintain that weight. I wouldn’t mind weighing less but I strive to maintain my weight. I am now more confident and healthier!
I believe in a lifestyle that is based upon balance. You will notice that my recipes range from healthy recipes to indulgent recipes. I also like to dine out and have been able to find a balance when doing so. Life is too short to not try new foods and recipes, just take smaller tastes 🙂 !
My boyfriend, Jay, also lost a SIGNIFICANT amount of weight!! He began his journey weighing over 260 pounds. He has always been a picky eater and never really thought much about his health. After altering some important things like taking in more nutrients, eating smaller portions, and eating a wider variety of food has helped him to lose 90 pounds!!! He also exercises A LOT! He went from being an occasional hockey player to running up to 13 miles at a time!
I am so proud of him for everything he has worked hard at and how much healthier he is now! I think he looks great!
Update: In August 2010 Jay officially lost 100 pounds! Congrats Jay I’m so proud of you 🙂
If you have any questions about weight loss, Weight Watchers, exercising or anything related, feel free to ask! If you want to ask Jay a question I will make sure that he answers 🙂