I'm a big girl, I weigh 200+ lbs (I hate looking at the scale so I just don't) and I'm only 5'2. I'm not one that carries it well. My weight has yo yo'd a lot in my life, I've been as little as 115 lbs and as big as 250 lbs. I go through stages in my life where I am so motivated and I eat right and exercise for a year or two then just gradually stop and then give up entirely and sky rocket up. Right now is tough, I work full time at a completely sedentary job and have a 8 mo ds so its hard for me to find the time to exercise. Eating right is something that I need to do but am having trouble motivating myself to do it. Any other mommies or daddies like this out there? Not really looking for advice, just would like to "meet" others out there like me :-)
@dolphinlover26 soda isn't my problem, my problem is cheese and carbs. And of course the fact that I love food :-)
@PurpleFlowers Good to know I'm in good company
@KrabbyKay Apocalypse preparations, hahaha, I'll remember that. and that's awesome you play hockey!! I am not nearly coordinated enough to ice skate that well. I like to bike but I don't really live in a bike friendly place... and I also like to swim but like you, I really don't want to be seen in a bathing suit :-)
yeah i am big too.
I've struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. 170-180 in college and I looked HOT at that weight. I was a size 10-12. I'd KILL to be that weight again. In 2000-2001 I had ballooned to 290. THen between 2001-2002 I took up jogging, lost 100 lbs and ran a marathon. I was a size 14-16 and looked hot as hell then too. Then got stuck in an abusive relationship for 7 yrs and went back up to 280. Then joined roller derby, got back down to 220 and gained the confidence to leave him. Then got happily married and gained marriage weight along with DH. Got up to 336 lbs! Been exercising 5-6 times a week since March and have lost 50 lbs and it's been an ongoing process. SO MUCH HARDER to lose weight now at 37 that it was 10-11 years ago and DH and I LOVE FOOD and going out to eat. Portion size is my biggest hurdle. Wish I could still smoke pot. Was so much easier to exercise when I smoked pot.
I am 5'5 and weigh 244 lbs. That's down 16 lbs from last month though! I'm definitely a plus size scary mommy and can relate to just about everything being said. Except in my case the weight kept increasing over time. 260 lbs. after my first daughter was born last December was the heaviest I've ever been. I gained some weight with the pregnancy and only lost half of it and just couldn't get myself to lose thre rest. It was very frustrating though because I haven't always been overweight and even ran cross country in high school ( I probably weight about 130 back than if memory serves me right). It's been a hard road but as my daughter crept up on 1 year I realized I was going to be her best example on eating right, etc. So I finally got motivated, but the big trick this time was admitting I had a problem and asking my family and friends for help. I have the sweetest husband who would probably never say anything, but telling him how unhappy I was and that I couldn't change by myself has made a big difference. So I understand everyone's pain but . . . wish me luck, I'm in month two!
@WildandFree @PleaseSendPants @laurensmommy Congrats on losing weight and exercising! That's fucking awesome!
And the rest of us... we're still fucking awesome no matter what. Like you other ladies said, I don't mind being big I just want to get control of how much I eat. I'm horrible at portion size. And I have a lot of history of heart disease in my family and I would like to be a cantankerous old lady one day :-) I also want my son to have a healthy role model, I don't think men have it as hard as women do but they still suffer from self image issues and if my LO is going to be anything like me he'll be a sensitive little tyke.
I'm a big Momma too. I am 5'4.5" and weigh 250. The biggest I've ever been was 276, and that was pregnant. I wear anywhere from a size 20-26 depending on where its from and how its made :/