I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Shelly and I need to Fight the Fluffy. An old friend of mine, Caroline, let me know about this blog. So far I have to say that I think it is fabulous! I am anxious to get to know all of you in our journey of weight loss.
For a little back story, I have not always needed to Fight the Fluffy. As a kid I was bigger and always felt like the fat girl. Then, as a freshman in Jr. high, I cut soda and red meat out of my diet and lost a LOT of weight. I went down to a 8-10ish and loved it. Then in high school, I worked out more, took PE and even joined a gym. I hovered between a 6-10 for most of my teen years. I used to love working out. I would go every day for multiple hours. I would do cardio, weight, sauna and swimming all in one trip.
After I got engaged I started to gain weight and it has continued since then. I am now 100 more pounds than I want to be: around 245. I have let the ease of marriage and laziness set in. I don’t eat right most days and don’t use my gym membership that we pay for.
The kicker is that I don’t even have kids yet. I hear other women talk about how they are struggling to lose the baby weight and I feel like a big loser who doesn’t have kids yet—I am just fat. So my goal this year is to lose weight for myself, my husband and our future kids. I know that if I am in better shape, it will not only help me get pregnant, but also help during and after the pregnancy.
Sorry I am rambling. I am just jazzed to have a group with common goals. Thanks for letting me into your club! 🙂