Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Figuring Out Who I’m Really Supposed to Be. // Jill C.

I first want to say that all of you ladies have been such amazing inspiration to me and I appreciate every single one of you. I have been with Fit Camp since the beginning and it has been incredible to see it grow and transform into this amazing support system! That being said, its my turn to share what brought me here.

I was always what I like to call a little "thicker". I wasn't fat, but I wasn't teeny tiny either. And even though I felt pretty good about myself, I still thought I was fat. I would give anything to go back to 154lbs now! Anyway, when I was 16, I met my now husband. We fell hard and fast. He was my first love and is still my only love to this day (I know, AWW!) When I was 17 and a senior in high school, I got pregnant. Thus, began my true struggle with weight. After my daughter was born, I felt big, but I wasn't concerned enough to do anything about it. Then, when she was 9 months old, I got pregnant again. When I was pregnant with my son, my weight sky-rocketed. After he was born, I continued to eat like I was still “eating for two”. I knew I was fat, but I still thought, “I'm ok, my body is big, but my face still looks good.” Boy, was I wrong! In January of 2009, I was tipping the scales at my heaviest... 260lbs. Writing that right now, I still cannot believe I let myself get that OUT OF CONTROL!! My mom showed me pictures from Christmas, and there was one of me, ALL OF ME, which was rare because I never let anyone take my picture. I thought I was going to DIE!! For the first time, I saw what I must look like to other people, and I could not believe it. I was completely disgusted with myself and knew I had to make a change. So, I started counting calories and I bought a treadmill, and I lost 50lbs. I was starting to feel good about myself again. I was able to buy normal clothes again. And I vowed to never see 260 on the scale EVER again! In October of 2010, I got pregnant with my third and final baby boy, so I have since started the journey again. This time with the support of all of you ladies! I am only 9lbs away from ONEderland, a place I never imagined I'd ever see again. Through this process, I have discovered a true love and passion for running that I never thought I could have. It has become my outlet and my main stress relief. I could sing the praises of running all day long… but I digress… I'm down 42lbs as of today. And I'm happier with myself than I've been in a LONG time!

And now for the pics...
At my heaviest, 206 lbs in 2008.

At my heaviest, 260 lbs in 2008.



This is me now, 208lbs, about to partake in my favorite activity… running :)



I would do anything for these sweet, sweet babies! I would gladly do it all again to get them!

// Jill C.

5 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are finding you again. I feel like I am the same path. Congrats on the 42 pound loss. That's an amazing accomplishment!

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  2. (I think you have a typo on the heavy picture)

    You rock! WTG on losing so much weight!!

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  3. love it!!! way to go!

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  4. Haha! There is a typo, supposed to say 260! Lol oops!

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