Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. My name is Katherine and I am the proud sister of Jennifer, creator of ItSuxToBeFat. When Jennifer created this blog I was suppose to blog along with her and we were going to do this together. Can you guess who chickened out at the last minute? Yep…. I did!!
You see Jennifer and I have very different personalities. She is one that can just put everything out there for the world to see. I am a little, no, I would say a lot more reserved. I have decided to give this a go and not hold back. It scares me tremendously but what have I got to lose, other than 100 pounds?
Let me start by saying that I did not grow up overweight. I grew up very “normal”. That may not sound great to others but trust me, I wish I was a “normal” weight these days.
My big issue, excuse the pun, started back in 1998-1999. That was when, in less than one year, I graduated from college, got married, bought a house, started a new job and had a baby. Needless to say, I had A LOT of stress that year that ended with me gaining 100 lbs when I was pregnant with my first baby. Then I became a stay at home mom.
I lost a lot of water weight after I had the baby and got on Weight Watchers and lost another 40 lbs. Can you guess what happened after that? Yep, I was pregnant again. I gained more weight with that pregnancy and had my two daughters, that were great loves of mine, and I got to stay home with them everyday and felt very blessed. I was a very busy mom, taking care of her two babies needs and I put their needs ahead of my own.
When my beautiful baby girls were still very young (1 and 3), I got a HUGE surprise that we had another baby on the way!! I believe I cried because I was very overwhelmed but God blessed us with a beautiful baby boy. So here I am with another baby, who tended to get sick a lot, and a husband and a house to take care of and I was still in my 20’s. It was a lot of responsibility to take care of and I put my health on the back burner.
Here I am 13 years later with over 100 lbs to get rid of and it is time to put myself first for a change. My beautiful babies are older now. They are 9, 11, and 13. They are a lot more self sufficient and I can focus more on me.
I am soon going to calculate how much weight I need to get rid of. I am not sure of the definite number right now. I know it is more the 120 lbs. I will eventually tell you my starting weight, but, for right now, I am too embarrassed that I have let myself get this out of control.
I will tell you, in the last decade, I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds. This time, I am taking the weight off and I am getting rid of it forever. I say “get rid of” because when people lose things they tend to go looking to find them again. I am not going to go looking for this weight again!!
I am inviting all of you to come on this journey with me and keep me accountable. I feel like God has big plans in store for me and I am going to finally be the Katherine He has always meant for me to be!!
Where are you in your weight loss journey?