Thursday, December 30, 2010

Getting to Know Me!!!

So what wight loss blog is complete with out the ever popular how did you get to this point post.  So here we go.
See told you I was a Diva!
I have always been a little overwight ever since I can remember.  In kindergarten I was picked on. Kids can be so cruel.  But anyway. I didn't really start packing on the pounds untill my parents got divorced.  The events leading up to the divorce were very dramiatic and I am sure those shaped some of my body image issues that I currently have.  I was 12 when my parents split and that is the last time I can remember being almost normal weight.
Through middle and high school I packed on the pounds. My borther and I both were overweight and our doctor tried to use medications to help us loose the extra fluff.

 Let us pause in this section to say that diet pills do not work. Especially if they cause some unsightly side affects like orange greesy poop!!!! Sorry for the TMI. Now back to our reguraly scheduled program.

 I was always the slowet in P.E. classes and my teachers didn't make it any better.  I also starting developing very early and was sporting a DD chest in the 8th grade. Let us pause for my child hood! LOL

Anyway.  In the 11th grade one of my freinds decided to join the work out class that was being taught at my church and told me her mom would pay for me to go as well. I was excited because I had beenwanting to loose weight so this was a good motivator.  It was a step aerobics class that was an hour and it was fun.  I lost about 40 pounds while doing this calss and I was truly porud of myself but still not satisfied with my body. 

Lets fast forward to my college years.  I put back on the 40 aforementioned pounds plus some my freshman year. My sophmore year I join my soroity The PhiNominal Pi Beta Chapter of Zeta PHi Beta Sorority, Inc.  During that time I shrank back down to about 240.  I was happy about that.  Then the Spring semester of 2005 on of my sorority sister introduced me to my husband.  I didn't' know it at the time but he is.

The day we got engaged! Woo Hoo

You know how they say love makes you fat. Well its true.  I was in love and gaining weight.  When I finally got on a scale at a Curves Center I was at 305. The first time I had been over 300 in my life.  I found my then boyfriend and cried my eyes out.  I was so dissapointed that I had let myself get that big.  I did the Curves program for a while and I only lost about 8 lbs. 

I graduated form college and moved back home. Shortly therafter my boyfriend at the time moved to be with me.  We were engaged and started planning our wedding. I was steadly gaing weight but didn't really notice. Please reference the in love and fat rule!  When we got married I weight in at 340. The highest yet.  My wedding was beautiful.   I was still overweight but I felt wonderful. 

So here we are almost 2 years form my wedding and I am at my highest weight ever. Check the side bar for the stats.  I am sure that some depression and emotional eating has contributed to me being at my highest weight in my 26 years of living. But I am happy now and I am ready to tackle this weight.  So I look forward to making this journey back to become the Curvy Diva that has been in me all along. 

Me and the hubby! Don't we look fabulous!
Peace and Blessings
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Changing Things Up

So you may have noticed that the title of my blog has changed. I am now "Diary of an Aspiring Curvy Diva!" I thought this change was apporpriate. I am definatly a Diva to the core but I wanted a title more fitting of my journey. I am transforming myself from a fat overweight, stressed, tired, and unhappy woman to a healthy, happy, energized and life loving Curvy Diva! I have realistic goals and those include me ending up at a healthy weight for me!!! So the other blog elements will be changing shortly to reflect my new attitude and change.  I am really looking forward to doing this the right way.

Peace and Blessing

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope every one is having a wonderful Christmas while remembering the reason for the season. I will try not to overdo it with the meal today. But I'm not making any promises. LOL! well again Merry Christmas. See you next post.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Getting Back into the swing of Things!

So I have been gone an enormous amount of time and I don't have any excuse other than I am just lazy and was unmotivated to write.  So now that I am starting a new weight loss venture I will defiantly be updating my blog more often.  At least once every week is the goal that I am shooting for. 

So I will start with reintroducing myself.  My name for the purpose of this blog is Divalicious.  I am a 26 year old hot sexy overweight diva who is looking to regain her life by loosing weight.  I am currently at my highest weight ever in life!!!!!!!!! But I wont' be there for long so I will not dwell.

I have been struggling with my weight my entire life.  When I was younger I took ballet lessons and was quite good at it until I broke my ankle and was forced to sit out. I believe that is when my weight started to get out of hand. I was always bigger than other children my age and was always teased and picked on for being the "fat" girl.  Those childhood years really shaped the woman that I became and help to keep me at an overweight status for a very long time.  Finally last year, when I started this blog, I decided that I had had enough. I was ready to loose the weight and regain my self confidence at the same time.  Well it all kinda fell apart when my husband had to be hospitalized and have his gall bladder removed. not major surgery but he was out of work for TWO MONTHS! We fell behind on the bills and I became stressed and depressed. I started eating and being lazy.  Which has brought me to my current state and also a new journey. 

I had previously considered have weight loss surgery but my insurance and my husbands insurance would not cover any barriatric surgeries so that was out. I became depressed about that but finally one day I have a revelation. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!  So my mother and I decided that we would try a local weight loss center in our town. I am really excited to begin this process especially since my mother and I will be doing this together.  So this will be my journal to keep up with my progress! I will keep up with it this time as I am required to keep a journal.

So here's to Getting Down Again  Divalicious Style!!!!