|Start Weight:||(29 Oct 12) 201.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(16 Jun 13) 201.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week
I am currently 37, an Educator at a local botanical garden, single, etc. I started using Herbalife in 2010 and had great results. Then my job ended and things got a bit skimpy and stressful so some of the weight came back. I have been working to at lest stay physically active. Things are still tight financially but I will find a way.
I have been a heavy girl most of my life. I don't think I was "overweight" when I was a little kid but I was a bigger build than a lot of my classmates and therefore everyone assumed I was fat and made sure I knew it. (Insert the feel-bad weight-gain yo-yo effect.) I have had more success in my adult life with changing how I feel about myself than loosing weight, per say. I figure if you don't like yourself, how will being thin change that? You'll still not like yourself. Changing that integral attitude had allowed me to have a more positive perspective on what affects me and my weight fluctuations so I don't abuse myself. I accept food choices as simply choices with consequences instead of thinking my choices reflect my self-worth. It's been an important step.
My current support group is my church peeps. I am grateful I found this place and these people. They support me and each other in having a healthy physical and mental lifestyle. My challenges would be the stress of finances and not being able to get to the grocery on a regular basis. I have often had to allow charity meals become a part of my day and you don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Again, I know it is getting better and I have been able to step back into the Herbalife game very recently which guarantees 2 balanced meals a day.
Blessings come in many guises.