I saw another recent post about someone who was a workout fiend, went through some tough things, and gained about 20 lbs. My story is the exact same, only I put the weight on after things turned around.
The tough things in my life curbed my appetite and sent me running (literally) for endorphins. Then, life got great, I met my fiancé, and I put on 20 lbs between our first date and when he popped the question.
Now, I am the happiest I have ever been, until I go shopping, look in a mirror, or *gulp* try on a wedding dress.
I have just over a year, and I want to lose about 10 lbs before I start dress shopping with the goal of crying tears of joy when I put the dresses on as opposed to tears of horror.
I can wait to start the daily accountability check ins and any advice is welcomed! I am using Sparkpeople.com to track diet and fitness and increasing my activity to at least 45 minutes, 6 days a week. Tonight, I am going to walk 2.2 miles to my favorite sushi place, eat a good, fresh, dinner, and walk the 2.2 miles home.
Wish me luck, and so glad to meet you all!