When I was young (so long ago) I never had to worry about my weight. I was so skinny as a child that mom even wrote a poem about it
"Skinny you and Squeaky too,
But we love every inch of you"
She wrote that in my autograph book and I still remember it...I think it was because she said she loved me and my family was never big on expressing their love for one another.
Then I hit 30 and had a baby.....I was only 115 lbs when I got pregnant and at the height of my pregnancy I only weighed 130 lbs. I felt great !!!! Then, the weight wouldn't come off and it started to climb. What was happening to me???? This went on for about 2 or 3 years and finally I'd had enough and started to lose some weight. It came off fairly easily and pretty soon I was back down to around 115 lbs. I guess I wasn't meant to stay there though as it quickly went back up to 125 and I stayed there for quite sometime.
Then menopause hit me in my early 40's and I blossomed. It didn't help that I have always hated exercise. I wasn't worried, I just bought bigger clothes. Then I met my future husband and the weight started to increase AGAIN. I think it's true what they say...if you're content and happy, you eat more. When we decided to get married, I had reached around 170 lbs...UGH...I went searching for wedding dresses and I hated myself. I wanted to look good for the wedding and at 170 lbs, it was going to take a pretty amazing dress. That is when I joined a weight loss program. For 3 months I ate only their food and weighed in weekly. It was expensive, but I lost 30 lbs. I bought a gorgeous dress and I felt "pretty" for the wedding. Within a year after ending the program, the weight had crept back onto my body... I should add that DH also gained about 20 lbs after we got together and he loves me no matter what my weight is. The problem is I don't love me when I get heavy.
So after 8 years of wedded bliss I found myself heavier then I'd ever been. That's when I started on Monavie's RVL weight management program. Couple of shakes a day, couple of snack bars and I'm all set. I can still eat a normal meal and go as fast or as slow as I want to.
As of today's date, I have lost 27 lbs and only have another 19 lbs to get back to my goal weight. I feel GREAT, like I'm not even on any kind of a diet. I cheat without guilt as there is life beyond a diet. And the best thing of all is I know that with this program I am putting healthy stuff into my body. When I've lost all the weight, I can continue to drink the shakes (which are delicious) and can maintain at my desired weight.
Will I ever be 125 lbs again. No, probably not....that's not how skinny I want to be. All my wrinkles would show, but could I be if I wanted to? You bet your sweet bippy !!!!