- Posted January 27, 2014 by
Salt Lake City, Utah
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments
Didn't want to be the "fat mommy"
I didn't want to be a reason for her to get made fun of, I knew that I was big and obviously people could see that. I would have hated for her to get questions like "Why is your mommy so fat?"
Right after her Kindergarten orientation I decided I had enough of being fat. There was no way I would let her start school with a fat mommy. That was in February of 2011, by the time she started school in August I had lost nearly 70 pounds. She wasn't starting school with a skinny mommy by any means but at least I was working on it.
I started running and eating better and made a ton of progress. By February 2012 I reached my goal weight of 160 pounds, and have kept it off for almost 2 years now. I try my best to eat as healthy as possible and I workout almost everyday, running has become my new obsession.
On days I feel like I just don't want to do it anymore I think about all the great things I am doing for my daughter. She like to try and do things like I do, she likes to be strong and workout. Having her look up to me means so much more than I ever thought it would. She is proud of me, and furthermore I am proud of myself.