Hello there! My name is Samantha and this will be my blog about my fitness, eating, nutrition, etc. I am engaged as of 12.6.08 and have about 6 months until my big day. This blog is going to be like the little notebook I carry around with my food, exercise, etc data.
Background about me: When I was younger, I was a great size but just a little taller than all the boys. Then once the boys caught up to me in middle school, I was a good height/weight. But of course, back then, I didn't think I was. My best friends were all size twos and under. So from as far back as I can remember I've been on and off diets, yo-yo dieting, and trying to get skinny. Well after I had my gallbladder removed (age 12) and grandpa dying (age 18) I had packed on the pounds. I also, no longer had cheerleading and softball to keep me active. At that point I was the heaviest I'd been... and now recently I've topped that! After one of my close friends and her husband died in a plane crash.. I didn't know what to do with myself. It was no excuse, but needless to say, I'm an emotional eater. I eat when I'm happy, sad, angry, etc. This cannot be the case any longer! My mood has changed, my activity level has changed, self confidence, and even the way I move sometimes...
THIS ALL STOPS TODAY!
I have six months to get back to a reasonable and HEALTHY size before my big day. I will be darned if I look like a marshmallow in my dress.. not to mention feel like one! It's not all about size or looks either. I want to feel healthy again. I want to be healthy again. I mean I wouldn't mind going to a "normal" store and buying a size large shirt and just knowing it was going to fit.. that would be a bonus. But I want the health benefits of being physically active.
.. Basically, I want MY life back... and this is how I will start!!
So (if anyones reading this..) welcome to this fun (haha) journey with me. I hope you and I can team up and start this journey together.. We need support! Feel free to "follow me" and post recipes, exercises, or anything on here. I love reading it!
Will post more tomorrow!