The thing is that I gained a lot of weight quickly and I still haven't found that thing that is going to make it 'better'. I have found that getting back to clean eating and keeping my grains to a minimum FINALLY got me to the point where I STOPPED gaining weight... but I'm still stuck at the same weight I stopped at.
Trust me, I find that highly preferable to continuing to gain, but having gained over 70 pounds and doubling a dress size in a year is not something that I can be "okay" with. I don't like my body in this size, I just don't. I've tried everything to work through my body image issues, and I can get to the point of not sobbing every time I look in the mirror, but I'm not happy.
In addition to looks, adding this much weight this fast has had a huge effect on my energy levels, on my joints and my feet. I've started having back and neck issues, something that had completely disappeared when I was at a healthy weight. I'm only 5'5"... this weight is too much for me.
So, that being said, I was over at The Palmetto Queen's blog the other day and saw that she had joined a 90 Day Challenge. I decided that this was my chance to get inspired and take charge of my weight. I have little things working in my favor, but I need help, because the typical things that used to work are not working for me. Maybe its age, maybe its a health issue. I'm getting things checked out and tests are coming back normal, but the weight and fatigue are still hanging on. I discussed it with my husband, and after some research, he decided that he would be okay with me taking the 30 Day & Night Challenge for three months. The supplements include a lot of what he read about in Timothy Ferris' "Four Hour Body" book. So that's the route I'm going to take.
I'm going to take this challenge as a way to help me make a positive, permanent change in my habits and lifestyle... who wants to join me?
Note: If you are a blogger who would like to participate in this challenge, they are accepting applications.
Disclosure: I will be receiving product as a participant in the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge. All opinions are my own.
When I receive my supplements, I'll even force myself to take before photos... stay tuned!