1.16.2011

My weight up and downs

I thought with the new year and everyone's desire to workout or lose weight, I should do a working out series.  I am by NO means an expert, but I really feel like I have made a lifestyle change.  My weight has yo-yo'd over the years {and yes I'm posting pic proof, seriously some are VERY embarrassing! It really took a lot to dig them up and post them for the world to see.}  I have tried so many things and spent lots of time and money, so why not share what I have learned with all my friends?

SO, here are a few pictures I found showing just how much my weight has fluctuated over the years. 

This is from sometime in 2000 when Oliver and I had been dating just a few months.  I was 20 years old and I'd say about 140ish.  {Man! Look how long my hair was!}


{Wow} This photo is from around 2005 and I was about 220ish.  After moving into our first house in 2004 we both were working a lot and I had NO CLUE how to cook.  That means lots and lots of fast food.  {We were making sad faces because we had just come back from vacay and who isn't sad to leave the beach?}


I had just found out the day before I was pregnant with Miss M {which explains why I look stoned, I was SO TIRED I could barely keep my eyes open!}  This was summer of 2008, before I got married in 2007 I joined Jenny Craig and lost 50 pounds.  I was around 185 here.

This is me 9 months later.  March 23, 2009 {I know b\c it was my bday} and I gave birth a week later.  I really stopped looking at my weight at the Dr office, but I'm pretty sure I was around 260.  {I can't believe I just wrote that number!}

{Present Day~ 1\16\11}


I always feel weird taking these pics, like where do you put your hands or where do you look? haha!

This is me today, at 174. {and in my first pair of bling jeans! I've ALWAYS wanted a pair and now they finally fit me!}



 



Check out those guns!



Someone asked me the other day what my goal weight was and I honestly have not set one.  I think a number on the scale is not as important as the way you feel.  Sure, I think I would look good at 150, but if that requires me to eat like a bird and workout like a crazy person that is not how I want to live my life.  I want to still enjoy food and working out and if my body is done losing weight, but I feel great then I have hit my goal.

Hope y'all enjoyed my story, I will be talking about things like eating, clothing\gear, types of workouts, and some experiences I've had on my journey in some of my upcoming posts!  {don't fret I have some crafts and Miss M posts too!}

26 comments:

  1. You look wonderful! I applaud you for sharing your story, because I'm sure women everywhere can relate!

    Love those bling jeans...you rock 'em!

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  2. You are quite brave, my dear, to write that number. But you're doing what you're supposed to do - eating right and working out. And you look amazing, just as you are! But you're right in that it doesn't matter the number on the scale, but how you feel in your own skin. Keep up your awesome work!

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  3. You are a role model!! Keep it up!!

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  4. I am so stinking proud of you for making this post and posting pics. You're just as beautiful as the day I met you, 15 years ago. (Holy crap, we're getting old). I am so impressed (and jealous) when you post running distances on FB, you are an inspiration!

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  5. Love your jeans! they look great on you!

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  6. You are awesome and an inspiration!

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  7. Keep up the great work!! You look fab in those bling jeans.

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  8. You look amazing and are such an inspiration! Congrats to you!

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  9. You look great! As you know, I too have been battling the bulge over the past 10 months. I am almost at my goal weight of 135. I picked a number only because I am so close to where I want to be and that's a size 8. But I agree it means more to how you feel and how your clothes fit. I'm on the shorter side so 135 is in the mid range of BMI for my height. Congrats on the weight loss!

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  10. First of all, kudos to you for posting the pics! You rock and you look fabulous! :)

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  11. wow I could have written this post! I am so happy you are doing so well..You have the same mentality that I do and I love it..I will stop when I feel good.

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  12. You look so good, I love all this health workout stuff and I have changed my lifestyle drastically since my gallbladder issues this summer. We weight the same!!! 174, size 10 in pants exactly and to me that number is music to my ears! My goal weight is 145ish size 6 or 8 either one would be magnificent! thank you for sharing, you rock! Those bling jeans are really cute and I saw some on a manican(sp???) at a boutique yesterday and they had caught my eye.
    xo
    KATY

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  13. I feel ya on the yo yo weight thing. I've been up and down since middle school. I was one pound shy of my heaviest ever when I found out I was pregnant, so I know I'll have some major work to do after the wee one arrives. Keep up the good work. You look great!

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  14. Megan,
    I heart you girlie and I am so glad we have become such good "bloggy friends"! I think you are so pretty and you look awesome in all your pics! I understand all to well the yo-yo-ing of weight I have had that problem since after high school! When I met Greg I was really tiny then when we got married I was not so tiny and then after we got married I went on a diet and got tiny again LOL....I did that part backwards oopsy! Anywho since I have been sick and all the steroids I have become at my heaviest and it is so hard for me! Everyone says I look great but I just don't feel comfortable in my own skin....I would love to excercise but it isn't an option right now with my no leg muscle things so I eat really healthy but it's alot of water weight....

    Girl you look fantasic....check out those guns hahaha oh and those bling bling jeans how would I guess you would even deck out your tooshy in diamonds...hee hee.... I really do think we may be long lost sisters....

    xoxo
    Sums

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  15. You rock! I know it takes courage to walk down memory lane like that, but look at you now!!! You are one hot mama!!!!
    Love the bling jeans!!!
    Congrats!!!

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  16. You look great! I am beginning a weight loss journey this year. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  17. YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!! I can relate with the yo-yo weight and am looking to you as inspiration to get where I need to be. I'll be reading your posts and cheering you on!

    Thanks for inspiring me!
    Rita

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  18. You look beautiful no matter what weight you were/are. Your just one of those type of girls that are just plain purtty! Great job though!

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  19. So proud of you girl!!! You are so inspiring. I jumped back on the fit train this morning. I'm telling you my weight because I have to be accountable. Last Friday I weighed 179. We can work together!!! XOXO

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  20. You look fantastic!!! You're a gorgeous girl regardless of size but you are doing so awesome! I know just what you mean about ultimate goal- I'm to a point myself where I don't know if I'm being realistic or vain - I suppose I'll figure it out but I'm like you- if I'm spending all my time working out and barely eating- thats not living! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  21. This is a wonderful post! I have done the exact same thing with my weight. I am starting to believe that the number on the scale is not as important as how you feel. For some of us, it is something we have to constantly stay on top of. Congrats and keep it up!

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  22. I just found your blog and have now stalked it for like 20 minutes! :-) Love it! We have so many similarities (both named Megan, both have 2 year old cutie patootie daughters, both have had weight issues (I say had because you've done a great job getting away from the 200+ mark and I'm still in shock of my number and am now starting to fix it!), hubbies, decorating loves, etc). Your blog has much more fun things on it and so much motivation! I need motivation for weight loss AND home improvement! Can you move to MO so you can help me?! :) Love the chevron wall, the phone gallery behind it, and so much more. Makes me need to get my butt in gear!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. After reading today's post (11/5/12), I made a couple of clicks and landed on this one. I realze it's a year ago and you've came a long was since then, but wanted to let you know I enjoyed your ending of not having a goal number in mind and enjoying and not working out like crazy (which you're close to now ;)). I've been fighting the scale lately and need to remember to focus on being / feeling healthy and enjoying life. Keep up the great work!!

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  24. I am totally inspired I weigh 195 - I was always like 130 then after skiing accident where i tore up my knee I didn't work out for months and put on 60 lbs then got pregnant then got pregnant again --- now since I THINK we are finished having children - it is time to focus on my health! I want to be around for my children for a LONG time - but it seems like every time I try to lose weight I let something derail me - a stressful day - my period - a party - a night out- a birthday - etc and instead of losing I stay the same or end up gaining a lb.
    how do you get through all the "tough stressful times" ?? and still lose?

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  25. Our stories are so similar. I love this. I started out at 220 and lost 85 pounds first through weight watchers and then eating clean. Amazing! Congrats!

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