Tuesday, May 31, 2011

a new competition!

My friend Kari decided to do another weight loss competition. Since I had fun with the last one, i decided to get in on this one. I'll admit I'm a little apprehensive that I wasted my money because the weight seems to come off me so sloooooooowly. Hopefully this will encourage me a little bit, and who knows, maybe the weight will come off faster.

As a re-introduction to myself, here goes:

I'm Wendy. I just turned 35. I've been married for almost 16 years to my high school sweetheart. Together we have four children, ranging from 4-12. I work as a realtor, and am a girl scout leader in my spare (ha!) time. I never gave the slightest thought or worry about my weight growing up. As a competitive gymnast, I was always thin, always active. After my second child was born, I used Depo Provera for birth control, and for the first time, I found myself struggling a little with my weight. I stopped it after a year, but then I got a swing shift job, where I was spending 9 hours sitting down, late at night. I started drinking more soda, eating more candy, and before I knew it, another 10 lbs had creeped on. For the past 9 years or so, I've hovered between 145-155. I know that doesn't sound very big, but I'm only 5'2, and unfortunately, I carry most of my weight in my stomach/torso area, so it makes me look especially big.

I work out a lot- I typically am in the gym at least 6-8 hours a week. I think my downfall is my sweet tooth both for sugar/chocolate and for mountain dew. I enjoy reading diet books in my spare time. Many of them swear that I must have emotional issues that I'm suppressing if I'm overweight, but I honestly don't think so. I'm reasonably happy and satisfied with my life. Sure, I wouldn't turn down a million dollars, but I'm not too motivated by money. I have a great husband, great kids, great family, great friends.

Anyway, that's me in a nutshell.