|Start Weight:||(02 Sep 14) 165.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(02 Sep 14) 165.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||130.0 lb|
following: pioneermom's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week
I am a 45 year old mother of three who enjoys reading, baking, and road trips. My family and I recently moved back to Kentucky after 10 years in Oregon and are enjoying being home with family and old friends again, even though we do miss the splendor of the Pacific Northwest wilderness. As far as weight, I am someone who always ate anything that wouldn't eat me first and maintained a very thin body despite this. Through my twenties, I cultivated the most awful eating habits anyone can imagine and essentially lived on sugar. After having my daughter when I was 28, I began to cook and eat somewhat more responsibly, but obviously it was too little too late and pregnancy/childbirth initiated a weight gain spiral that I have never gotten out of since (17 years ago). Since having a hysterectomy last year, I have gained even more weight, particularly in my stomach, for a lifetime high of 165 that I am attempting to reverse finally. I am a social worker by profession, although I have not worked since we moved across the country last June, and am enjoying my family and the opportunity to "nest" in a new (to us) home. My husband and I have been together 20 years and married almost 18 and I have a 17 year old daughter, a 15 year old son, and a 5 year old daughter. Next year I will have a college freshman and a kindergartner! Life has been good to me and I want to stay healthy so I can have many years left to enjoy it. (By the way, my username, "pioneermom" refers to the fact that my oldest daughter will be attending Transylvania University (Pioneers) next fall, not that I am a wood-chopping, egg-gathering, back-to-the-land Earth mother (only in my dreams--LOL).