It all started four years ago. Something in me clicked and it was the right time to start the beginning of the end of weight-loss.

I have been fat my whole life. I’ve been married sixteen years this July and my husband has watched me struggle. Has listened to my struggles, and has always been supportive no matter what.

I had to face the facts. Losing weight and keeping it off is always going to be a struggle for me. I will have to work at it for the rest of my life. I decided that I would rather struggle and look great then struggle and look like I’ve never tried.

I want you to think about this. What do you think the best feeling of being physically fit and being at a healthy weight is?

For me it is looking in the mirror and seeing the muscles, and going to the store and picking out a piece of clothing and being concerned that it is too big and not too small. The clothing part is an amazing feeling!

I started out four years ago at a size 18-20. Today I’m a size 4-6. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would wear a size 4. I thought a size 12 would be the smallest size I would ever be. Now that I have achieved a small size I don’t ever want to go back to the double digits.

I learned about 3 years ago that I could drop a size and change my body every three weeks. It’s hard, consistent work and good eating, but it can be done!

Here is where I stand today:

Weight: 160

Chest: 40.5

Waist: 39

Hip: 40

18 months ago, I was 3 inches smaller in all of those areas and 15 pounds lighter.

Four years ago all of those measurements were 10 inches larger! Can you imagine losing 10 inches off of your chest? 10 inches of your hips? 10 inches off of your waist? It is very hard to imagine this, but it is not impossible.

Because of the weight-loss and physical fitness, today I jog, ride my bike (34 miles in one trip is the farthest so far), kayak, hike, and I love weight lifting.

I’m going to be sharing little changes that I made to my daily life that started making big changes in my health.Image

My husband has lost 65 pounds along with me. It is wonderful if you have someone who supports you with the changes that you are going to make. If you don’t have that support system, I hope I can help you through this blog.

Now, do you really want to make a small change to make a big difference in your life?

Ready, set, go!

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