Monday, February 22, 2010


Hello. I emailed Tristi asking to be able to start posting on this blog. My name is Anna. I guess I'll give a little introduction about my weight issues.

I was never heavy growing up. I got married and still had a healthy weight for a couple years. Then I was trying to get pregnant, it didn't happen, got pregnant, miscarried, couldn't get pregnant again for a couple years. That's when the weight gain happened. I went from 140 to 205. I finally got pregnant and finally became a mom. The baby weight came off easily. In fact, I now weighed 200. Then I had another baby. Baby weight came off easily again. And then I weighed 195. My husband and I joke that if we just have 12 more kids, and lose 5 pounds after each one, I will be at my goal weight.

When my kids were 3 and 1, I started getting anxiety pretty bad. Kind of went through a phase where I was feeling really crappy. I lost weight and was down to 165. After finally having an "ah ha!" moment, I started writing down what I was eating every day and realized that I was eating about 600-800 calories a day. I felt bad knowing that was not good for my body. It wasn't done on purpose. I was just worried about so many things that I just didn't think about it.

Well, finally got the anxiety under control. And I gained 40 pounds back. :(

Had another baby (who is now 13 months old). I am at 195 now.

So, that's my weight history. I eat when I'm stressed, I eat when I'm bored.

I haven't lost weight all year, but I haven't gained either. I did stop drinking caffeinated drinks (felt like I needed one to have energy and deal with kids). I switched to non-caffeinated until I didn't feel the cravings for it. Now I only have carbonated drinks maybe 1 time a week.

I cut my hair. Maybe seems strange weight loss tactic. But for me, I like to make a statement to myself that says "I'm ready to change." I cut 10-12 inches off and love it.

Okay, so that's me. I'm hoping the honesty and accountibility will help me get even more motivated to lose the weight.


berlinwritergirl said...

Welcome! Good luck with your goals!

Tristi said...

Welcome aboard, Anna! We're glad to have you here.