Basically my entire life I have dealt with weight issues.
I remember specific moments in my life as well.
Like sitting in Mrs. Rogers 2nd grade class comparing my legs and the way they looked when I was sitting in my seat, to the girl next to me.
Mine were fatter.
Or the time my sweet Momma made me wear this shirt that made me look like a HUGE banana for my 5th grade pictures and everybody called me "Fat Nanner" for the rest of the school day.
Life altering at the time here people.
I look back on these moments and realize these were the moments that defined me.
As much as we say we would I wouldn't take them back.
Everything in my life has led me to where I am today.
Happier and healthier than I have EVER been.
I have done every fad diet under the sun.
I have starved myself.
I have binged.
I have made myself throw up.
If you can think of something I am sure that I have done it.
I am not proud of it but if it's one thing I am not is fake.
I will be honest with you.
From my good days to my bad days I share the good, the bad, and the down right ugly.
Because let's be honest nobody or nothing is 100% perfect.
If you are one of those people who think you are don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
So I started my new healthier lifestyle (I despise the word diet) after I had my last baby on July 25th, 2012.
I knew it was bad y'all.
Having been on bed rest for 7 months of my 9 month pregnancy I knew it would not be pretty.
However I was hardly prepared for what the scale read back to me the night before I delivered.
How did that happen?
How did I not love myself enough to care before then?
I was determined to get the weight off, and for good, but doing it the right way.
Lots of water, eating healthy, and eventually exercise.
So now 18 months later I am officially down 105 pounds.
I still have a ways to go but I have come so far.
And for the first time in my life I am damn proud of myself.
Who knew it was this easy?
HARD WORK. DETERMINATION. DEDICATION.