Most of you who have read my blogs know I love talking about my daughter. I’ve decided to switch gears for a while and write about me. My blog is called “Diary of a Big Sky Momma” after all. The lime light is not exactly where I like to be so this is a bit new for me. Speaking up about my life might do me some good though so here it goes. You see I am very independent and like a drama free zone as much as possible. The less drama the better. Now that I’m a parent that has changed of course. Toddlers can be very dramatic and I have heard it only gets worse 😳 That being said, I need to be the healthiest version of me that I can. Not only to keep up with her ever-growing demands but also to be an example she can look up to.
I tried for two years after her birth to lose the extra pounds with only 10 lost. I felt frustrated and ready to give up. Then my co-workers kept talking about something called Isagenix. This is not a plug as I am not selling for them. Maybe I will in the future if I feel it is truly for me to do. I’ve been on their products for a month now and have lost 16 pounds! No joke! I can’t tell you that it has been easy but I know my health has improved drastically and I hope to keep losing the weight and not gain it back.
My weight has been an issue since I was a preteen. I was size 14 by the time I was 12 years old. I kept growing and was a size 16 by the time I was 13. I stayed that size until I left my parents house at 17 years old. Finally, I began realizing that I couldn’t eat out all the time and I had to exercise. I tried Tae bo for a couple of years and went down to a size 12 again. I then moved to Montana and went back up to a 16. It happens when you’re single and have many friends that love to eat and drink.
I met my husband the very first day I arrived in Montana in 2005. We started dating about a month later and married 6 months later. I was down to a size 10 when we married. He loves health and his friend’s girlfriend started having me run with her. I teetered between a 10 and 12 for the next 10 years. Then slowly began to let go again. I was back up to 180 pounds by the time Angelica was conceived. I gained 40 pounds with her pregnancy and didn’t exercise hardly at all. Pregnancy is hard especially when summer is right in the middle of it! Outside was like a curse word in my mind. I went out only when absolutely necessary.
I felt hopeless knowing how hard it is to lose weight and depressed at the thought of letting myself get to that point. I now feel happier, stronger, and ready to take on this journey again. People are starting to notice and I’m getting glances of “How is she doing that?” again. It’s working so I’m going to keep going with it and see what happens. I’ll update the results periodically.
My Isagenix day consists of two Isagenix shakes per day and a lunch of 400-600 calories with portion control. I also exercise on my three days off. I have three because I work ten-hour days. I cleanse every Thursday, a day I work, since it’s ” not one of those cleanses”. Working also keeps my mind off food. I can’t say I love the taste of the products but Pinterest has plenty of tips to help with that.
I believe reducing stress, portion sizes and getting the proper nutrition is key to weight loss. This program covers it all and is scientifically based with no bad ingredients. Hopefully, I’ll keep seeing these results. I think this program plus the added exercises should do the trick. Take care everyone!
Twinkle on Stars