Hello, my name is Lea. I am a mother, wife, christian, blogger, forward thinker and still PLUMP after having my 3rd baby!!! This is my healthy lifestyle and Skinny Fiber weight loss journal. Thank you for visiting! I wrote this blog to share my experiences and information that I've been learning about weight loss, healthy food and such when I started a weight loss challenge with Skinny Fiber. It has been a lot of fun meeting new people during this time, as well as learning how certain foods, herbs and toxins work on our bodies.
A little about my weight loss journey ...
I didn't come into the world with this weight problem. I was a healthy 7'8 lb baby girl born of two physically fit parents that just so happen to have HORRIBLE fat genes and even worse eating habits :( My mother's side of the family is REALLY tall and juicy. That side of the family loves to get together to eat. My father's side of the family has a potpourri of sizes, though most on the "thick" side. Both sides of my family battle diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, digestive issues, etc. My mother's side is prone to hypothyroid (Hashimoto's) and gull bladder issues. Both of my parents have battled weight issues over the years. Looks like I have followed suit and I hate it!!!
My vicious cycle of baby fat ... I started putting on weight during pregnancies!
I have battled the bulge since having children. I know that we are supposed to gain weight while pregnant, but I thought I had it under control during the last pregnancy. I was at my perfect size and just BLEW UP with this last baby. I started off eating right and ended up begging my husband to buy me Whoppers every other night. Pregnancy is a time that shows me that I am still not on the right track for eating the way I should. It is really hard to get back on track after having children because it is easier to take care of all at once opposed to concentrating what time you need for you.
I don't want to be fat for another day, let alone another year!!!
BUT, the weight was not coming off as easily as before I had children due to health issues and inconsistent will power (it is so much easier eating the cookie with him than watching him eat the cookie --- know what I mean?). It is so much easier to be fat than it is to work at losing and keeping the weight off BUT the extra weight is killing us as a nation - obesity is a plague due too what I am explaining as well as the type of foods we are encouraged to eat and more sedentary lifestyles.
I am writing all that I am doing to try to lose weight and learning about getting healthy in this blog. I do not want to be a statistic in their obesity epidemic and neither should you!
This blog is my weight loss journal where I can document my accomplishments, mistakes and the changes that I make in order to "burn fat" - "lose weight" - "get skinny" and "feel great". This all started with my wanting to try a weight loss supplement. I chose this product because some of my online friends were selling and using it. I could not use traditional diet pills because of stage 2 high blood pressure that I developed while pregnant with my third child, so Skinny Fiber met my needs because it is an all natural product. Plus, I really do try my best stick to natural / organic food lifestyle; chemicals do not fit in that mix.
Anyways, I spent many months watching before and after weight loss pictures that my friends were posting. I also saw how long they remained in the business opposed to jumping to another one (as people usually do). Skinny Fiber was becoming an all around GREAT experience for them. I came aboard an lost 24 pounds in my first 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge. I did not change much to lose the weight at first; just took my skinny fiber, watched a bit what I was eating and drank a lot of water. It just gets to the point that you have to drop the "yo yo dieting" and unhealthy living to start taking better care of your body. I am at that point in my life and sure can't wait to accomplish my weight loss goals. I invite you to join me in your 90 Day Challenge. whenever you want!
If you are interested in following along to see how I do and what I learn about getting healthier, make sure to subscribe to my blog by using the box on the right hand side of this page. You are welcome to join me in the challenge by clicking that link, too.
Look forward to chatting with you some time!
Hugs & Blessings!