So yes, I caved to peer pressure. My sister Cat started a blog. She obviously forwarded the link to her super awesome sisters. Then my sister Kristi decided we should all have blogs! Yay for blogs!
Their blog is all about fitness, weight loss, and health in general. Mine will be more focused on the "and happy" part of fit and happy, I think. Well, to be perfectly honest, I'm gonna log on here and blog about whatever pops into my head, so there's really no telling what manner of shenanigans will occur. Just saying.
A bit about me? Oh, fine. I'm 27 years old, and I've been married for 8 years. Back in March, 2011, I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Doc did a CT scan and found swollen lymphnodes on my lungs. Makes breathing somewhat difficult. Breathing is important to me. The fact that I weighed 324 pounds didn't help matters much. And no, that wasn't a typo. I stepped on Doc's scale and almost cried right there in his office. How was that even possible? I don't eat *that* much, do I?? I mean, I know I don't exercise or anything, and I do love me some carbs. But seriously??? I downloaded the Lose It app on my iPhone that day. Right then, actually, waiting for Doc to come in and chat with me. Once I logged all my food for the day, I saw I had eaten over 3,000 calories. In one day. O_o I got home, and saw that Lose It now had a fully functioning website! Woot! Lose It is a super fabulous calorie counting website. There's no specific diet, there's no banned foods. You tell it how much you weigh, how tall you are, your sex, your goal weight, and how much you want to lose a week, and it gives you a calorie budget. It's FABULOUS. Go download it right now. Except for you skinny people. You skinny people go eat a cookie or something.
I lost weight pretty quickly, to be honest. Then again, I weighed like 8,000 pounds too, so walking to my car was enough to get my heart rate up. Then I added in real exercise. I went to Zumba with Kristi, I did some workout videos at home. Downloaded some weight routines from the interwebs, bought a trampoline. And, since my husband is superhero awesome, he bought me an elliptical machine. Right!? So I used that a lot too. Today, 8 months after downloading Lose It in Doc's office, I am down 61 pounds. All with actual diet and actual exercise. Eating real foods, including junk foods!
Best feeling ever: when the hubby and I went on vacation in August, I didn't need a seat belt extender!! The belt was tight enough across my gut that I didn't breathe for the entire 5 hour flight, but that's so totally not the point! I didn't need an extender! Yay! I'm headed down south to visit some family here in a couple weeks, so I'm actually excited about squeezing myself into an airline seat just to see how differently I fit this time. LOL
I have a lot more going on in my head, but that's for another post, I think. For now, I have to go to work. And I think they'd be mad at me if I go strolling in rocking my I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-haven't-washed-my-hair look. Some people can pull it off, but me? Not so much. Plus that whole professional office attire thing. ::shrug:: Some people are so picky! :D