Thursday, 2 October 2008

Hello, my name is Kimberly, and I'm...

finally getting around to my introduction! Sorry it has taken so long. This is a recent pic of me with my youngest daughter.

My name is Kimberly. I am 38 years old. I have 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy. My son lives with his dad (my ex) in California, and the girls live with me here in Virginia. I am currently separated from my second husband. I just lost my job on Monday, so I am currently unemployed and anxious. I was an original member of OWOA, but I disappeared for a while. Debs never lost touch with me, though, and I'm grateful that she drew me back in!

My weight loss journey... Several years ago I did the low-carb diet, and lost a bit of weight. With marriage problems and comfort eating, I gained it back and then some. I got all the way up to 230. After the divorce I lost 50 pounds on the low carb diet, went off, and gained 20 of it back. However, I am proud that I kept 30 of it off. A lot of my recent gain has been because of an abusive marriage, that I am now out of. SO, the new OWOA board was a great time for me to start all over again. I do the low carb cuz it works for me. It helps with other medical problems as well. So, when our church offered an 8 week "biggest loser" class, a few of my friends joined with me. One plus is that my best friend is my worst sabateur for my diet, and now she is dieting with me and low carbing as well so this helps me stay on my diet. One minus is that the weigh in is at night.... YIKES! So it's always a suprise when you weigh in. It also means that my weight loss here doesn't match my weight loss there. I weighed in tonight and lost 6.8 pounds from the previous week. I met my goal plus a little bit more. My total 2 week loss is 13.? pounds.

Our biggest loser team won the first week, so as a reward we were given pedometers and a 10,000 step a day challenge. So my goal is to get 10,000 steps in a day. It might take a while to build up to it, but at least I have a goal. Can't think of anything else... Any questions? LOL!


Debs said...

It's good to have you with us again, Kimmi :)
Keep up the good work!

Elly said...

Welcome Kimmi and go you on the biggest loser challenge. Hope the 10,000 steps a day is a good incentive to move more.
Thanks for your honesty. All the best in your new start.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Kimmi!!!

Nikki said...

Welcome back. I will pray for the struggles in your life right now. Good luck with all the changes and trials.

James 1:2

Concider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trails of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith developes pereseverance.