Like I mentioned in my news story, my wedding day was kind of like a wake up call for me. On the happiest day of my life, I was almost 290 lbs.
|I remember being so uncomfortable while taking this picture. |
My belly pushed out my dress and you cant tell I am wearing a sash.
I wasn't comfortable in my own body, and I wasn't very happy because of it. I was in the throws of yo-yo dieting that lead to binge after binge. I could not make losing weight work for me, no matter how many times I tried.
This went on for two more years.
My marriage suffered. I wasn't "me". I wasn't the sexy, confident woman my husband met and fell in love with. I was moody and closed off and fat. I dont like to use that word but I really was. I was 75 lbs heavier than I was the day we met, which in all honesty isnt really fair. I had let myself go. And it wasn't getting easier.
Then something clicked and I finally started making steps to better my life. 50 lbs down and my marriage has never been better.
I am so appreciative that my husband has been by my side and supported me the whole way. I know he will help me through the next 100 lbs and for many years to come.
Awww. barf lol
Turkey trot info!
If you don't have a blog, don't worry! You can still participate (and are encouraged to do so!). Just comment that you did it on the link up post, OR email me pics and I will share them on Monday (email is firstname.lastname@example.org) OR you can tag Operation Skinny Jeans in your photos on facebook and I will share them! OR (so many options) tag me on Twitter @skinnyjeanjess in your post or pics or whatever and I will re-tweet. AND you can hashtag #virtualturkeytrot13 on instagram (you can tag me in those too @operationskinnyjeans) and twitter so you can see everyone's! Hell even do it on facebook. facebook has hashtags now, right?
ANYHOO I am super excited for this race and I cant wait to see how you all do!
Btw our Diet Bet has blown the fuck up. It is over $1200 which blows my mind. Wanna get in on the action? Starts tomorrow (and I will post all my starting stats then too). www.dietbet.com/ashandjessxmas