I thought when I was younger that Weight Loss would never be a topic of mine. I grew up being thin all through school. I would get teased in school about my weight. Some would walk by me in the hallway and tell me to “Eat a Sandwich” or call me “Bones”. I never understood why I could not gain weight back then. I use to eat and eat and EAT, hoping to put weight on so that I could look like everyone else. Then at 15, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis. After seeing my X-ray (about a 40% curvature) I thought that being thin just made it stand out even more. So most of the time I would eat junk food and would drink nothing but cokes in hopes that I would gain weight. By the time that I turned 26 years old, my metabolism started to slow down and I started to put on weight. By the time I turned 30, I was considered to be overweight. On my small framed body I looked as if I was about 6 months pregnant. By this time, my eating habits were way out of control. I just kept gaining weight. (slowly) Before I knew it at the age of 34 I got on the scale and weighed in at 170.5 lbs.
On February 20th, 2013, I decided I was going to sign up right then for Weight Watchers online. I loved that I could track everything easily online. I also learned about portion control. I’m no longer a member because I have my water intake down, portion control down, and know how many calories I can have without counting points.
Fast forward to now. I currently weigh 125 lbs. (This was my goal and I’ve NAILED IT)
I am the Vice President (co-owner) of Elegant Image Studios, Inc. We do web design, development, and graphic design. Been in business for over 18 years and still going strong. Actually, since I started this whole lifestyle change, my attitude has totally changed for the better, and I have more energy, which means I get even more work completed. I always say to people who tell me “I don’t have time to exercise” YOU can’t afford to not MAKE the time to exercise. So Let’s all Rock out the good vibes, better eating, and the workouts together!