The 2nd time I lost 60 pounds

Hey there!

I’ve been a self-conscious head case for most of my life.  Worried about how I look to other people.  Consumed by what others thought of me.  Did they think I was pretty?  Smart?  Thin?  Fat?  Ugly?

I had always considered myself a little chubby, starting in my early teens.  I’d look at “skinny” girls and be so jealous.  I wished and wished and wished I could just be like them.

Why did I have to be me?  Why couldn’t I just be like her?

Then, after starting college, I gained about 20 pounds, followed by another 30 pounds, followed by another 20, and so on.

I felt gross.  I felt like I was trapped in my own body.  I felt like I was worthless and was so ashamed of myself.

For years, I thought to myself, “Well, I’ll never be skinny, so why even bother?”  or “I just enjoy food too much.”

Then, on September 28, 2003, it clicked.  I just so happened to weigh myself and saw that I weighed 202 pounds.  In high school, I weighed 140 pounds and thought I was fat.  202 seemed impossible.

Was I really that overweight?

How did this happen? But I knew.

It happened because I allowed it to happen.

I tried out about 100 different diets over the next 6 months. I’d try something, suffer through the crazy rules, and then see no progress…then move onto the next one.  

I finally landed on a calorie counting “diet” that started out allowing me 1500 calories.  Heck, this diet was working!  I started losing about a pound every other day and I thought I was so smart!

But the 1500 calories didn’t last very long.  I mean…if I could lose about a pound every other day, what would happen if I lowered my maximum to 1400?  1200?  1100?

And so this battle with my food began.  And it was rough.

I hated food.  I hated meal times.  I hated myself for needing food. I hated everything, except for the fact that I was still losing weight. But at what cost?  I had lost myself again.

Yes, I had lost weight, which was my goal.  But I hadn’t taken charge of my relationship with food - it had taken control of me.

Ok.  I told you all of that to tell you this.

I lost 67 pounds with calorie counting over a year and half.  I was miserable.  I was at war with my food.  I was constantly disappointed in myself for being hungry.

Fast forward to this same issue happening again, this time when Hunter, my sweet baby boy, was born in January 2014, I found myself in the same situation.  I had a similar amount of weight to lose, thanks to having 3 children and not having a good way to be healthy.

How did I get myself into this position again?

But I was unwilling to sacrifice myself again.  This time, it needed to be done the right way.  This time, I learned the common mistakes to avoid and the missing pieces holding me back.

This changed everything.

I wound up losing all the pregnancy weight and then some after Hunter using clean eating.  BUT the entire time, I was well-fed.  I was happy.  I was energized.

I was me, but BETTER!

No more feeling weak, worthless, or fat. Instead, I felt strong, empowered, energized, and confident.

Man, this was a good feeling.

In the process, I found a lifestyle I love, a body I’m proud of, and a way to live happily and love the food I eat, all the while enjoying delicious food.

It all starts with a choice.

Now, it’s your turn.

This is exactly why I created 30 Day Healthy.

I’m offering you an opportunity to live free of…

  • processed foods

  • refined sugars

  • guilt

  • hating yourself

  • hating your body

  • thinking, “I really should…”

  • being afraid

  • saying, “tomorrow…”

  • diets

  • putting off losing weight

You can restart your life in 30 days.

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Talk soon!

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