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Danielle - Bonnie
We are mothers and we love: losing weight, working out, and being healthy.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi, I'm Danielle!!

Alright, so let's get right to it shall we? Some info about me: I am 5'8" and I am 33 years old. I have never followed through with something that I have wanted to accomplish for my self (until now). I never went to college. I don't have a career. I have a husband, a family, a cat, and the desire to be better. I am a mother of three. Two boys (9 and 6) and one little girl (30 months). Before children I had always been thin, but I was never really healthy. (My parents didn't really focus on health or on how to make the right choices with food. We had junk food but we also had vegetables with every meal...go figure) After the birth of my first son I got skinny again, very skinny. But once again I wasn't healthy. I put weight back on and slowly climbed my way to unhappiness in my own skin. The highest weight that I reached was around 230lbs. Though that was while I was 9 months pregnant...still *GASP*. I never really thought that I would allow that to happen to me. After the birth of my daughter I got down to 190ish and I was miserable. I was fat, I had 2 chins, I had the muffin top...you name it I had it.

So finally, I got sick and tired of the extra weight on my body and what that did to my spirit. I took a long hard look at my life and then I had a talk with the girl in the mirror and I told her that she had to go. I was taking control of my life back once again and that was all that there was to it. I wanted to feel better about me, it's my body I should love it. This all started in April 2011 while I was weighing about 185. I am now down 27lbs and I have lost more than 14 inches from all over. I now weigh in at 158. That is only 4lbs over my pre-baby weight. I plan on dropping those 4lbs by the end of the year. I am determined to reach that goal!!

Also please don't think that this is going to be a mushy blog about working out with my children. I love my children, more than I can ever type out or put down on paper ...but when it comes to my health and my fitness - it's all about ME. It's my escape from being a stay at home mom. It's my "me time". Though, I will be sharing with my children the appropriate way to eat and how to make better choices in this world that is so full of  convenience foods and just plain garbage that is disguised as "food". But please don't get the impression that I am perfect. I eat pizza, candy, and I love the heck out of some Taco Bell (on occasion... OK more like once a week, maybe) but I know now how to eat with-in my calorie limitations. I know now how to appreciate my food and how to savoir it.

I hope that you follow along with me as I continue to find the real me and I find the self confidence that I have never really had. I will go back and share more details on how I lost the weight, what worked, and what didn't work. Until next time, here is a picture of me before this whole process started - this was when I had just found out that I was pregnant with my daughter and I was weighing right around 183lbs, give or take a few.


Ben said...

I am so proud of you babe. You are an amazing woman and I am happy you are inspiring other people with your passion and love for getting healthy. This will be an awesome blog