Hello! My name is Dinah and I have decided to blog about my weight loss journey. It has been ugly so far, and it will be a long one. So, if you'd like to "join" me, have a seat and hold on tight!
I am discovering a lot of things on my journey. I still haven't completely figured out how I went from a normal size to super morbidly obese and I was "ok" with it. I remember stepping on the scale when I was 19 and being mortified that it hit 200 pounds. What a heifer I was! Oh the humanity! At 5'11", that wasn't a horrible size. Most people told me I didn't look like I weighed that much. If only I had listened to them!
I got pregnant with my oldest child shortly after that, in fact, I lost weight and went down to 190 right before I got pregnant with her. At some point during her 1st and second year of life I gained a lot of weight quickly. My husband returned from a few months at sea and didn't recognize me on the pier because I'd gained so much weight. (he didn't tell me that at the time, probably a wise choice) I would say I probably hit 300 pounds during that time. If not, I was pretty darn close.
So, I'll fast forward to when my oldest was 4. I became pregnant with child number 2. I was 311 when I got pregnant and had just started working out on the awesome fitness equipment at my job with a friend. I lost some weight, and, got pregnant. I don't know if I dipped below 300 before I found out I was pregnant or not, but I know I was 311 when I started out.
When child number 2 was 3 years old, I lost 30 lbs in 29 days. I went from 358 to 328. Then I got pregnant. (Does losing weight make me more fertile???) So, I managed to get back down to 328 after my son was born. But, it didn't last.
At some point over the next few years I passed the 400 pound mark. Then, I kept on going until I was 486. At 486 I was officially 300 pounds more than I had been in high school. I don't think I ever got higher than that, but I never got much lower. My youngest child is now 11 and I've gone up and down between the 460s and the 470s for several years.
So, here I am now. I will post more stories about now, and more stories about before. There is a lot more to tell about my physical state, and the limitations I have at the higher weights.
If you've read this far, thank you! :)