My name is Kymberlie McGuire. You might know me through my other blogs, Neurotic Fishbowl
or Picture Fish
. I am twenty-seven years old (soon to be twenty-eight) and, like almost everyone else, would like to lose a little weight.
I haven't had a weight problem my whole life. When I was in high school, I marched the bass drum and with ten hour practices during the summer, weighed only about 120 pounds. That was about to change, though.
During my senior year, I no longer worked out once band was over. I was with a guy that liked to eat a lot and consequently, I began to love to eat as well. I think back to how we would go to Jack In The Box on the way home from school and get six or seven double cheeseburgers to go. I cannot believe that I ever ate this much food. Add in the fact that the relationship started to go sour and I became depressed and it was a recipe for disaster. By the time I was a junior in college I weighed close to 200 pounds.
My senior year in college, my boyfriend and I broke up, devestating me. I became severely depressed and didn't eat anything. I dropped almost thirty pounds in just a few weeks. Eventually I pulled out of the depression and while I got down to about 130 pounds, I never really acted all that healthy. I didn't exercise and I ate really, really badly. Then I met Steven.
Steven and I started dating in December of 1997. He went to the gym often, a concept foreign to me, but I started going along. For a while, I was even pretty into the gym, but that has changed lately.
I've gained about twenty pounds over the last year or so and it has not made me a happy camper. I have stomach problems as it is (gastritis and acid reflux), so gaining weight can really make my life uncomfortable.
Why I haven't slipped into my old eating habits, I am definitely eating a lot worse than I have in the past plus my motivation to exercise has been nil. I tried yoga for a while with my best friend, but never really got into it. Steven and I purchased a StairMaster FreeClimber 4600
which has been good and bad. Good because it's gym-quality and I StairMaster more often and bad because with the StairMaster at home I am less likely to actually make it into the gym.
This is kind of where this blog comes in. Since blogging has really become something I enjoy doing, I thought blogging about my working out and water drinking (not ready to count calories quite yet) might help encourage me to do more. The biggest reason that I am making this public is simply because if more people know about this I get more inclined to meet my goals. Kind of embarrasing to have a weight loss blog and never update it and gain weight. So please do encourage me and feel free to ask me what I'm up to if I haven't posted in a while, but don't do it in a mean way. That will just get your IP blocked.