Hi! I am Liz. I'm married to a great guy, Andrew. I've had two children in the past two years. Sarah was stillborn in November of 2009, I had a rough pregnancy and I do place some blame on my weight. Aedan was born on April 26th of this year, healthy and happy.
I'm a vegetarian transitioning to vegan because I love animals and i can't stand the thought of eating my friends *hippy dance*.
I've struggled with fitness and my weight for a long time. I ran from the time I was 10 until I was 16. I had to stop because my flat feet and patella issues were taking a turn for the worst. Currently I am training for a half marathon in October and I'm working hard to take good care of my joints, including for the first time ever, spending $100 on a pair of shoes that will actually support my body.
Among other health issues, I was recently diagnosed with biliary colic or gallstones. Since stripping my diet of meat and trying to watch my saturated fats and cholesterol in my diet, I have been attack free for almost a month. Which is great because I'd had three attacks within a month of each other before then and I am unable to afford surgery until sometime next year.
In 2009 I reached my highest weight of 285lbs, which in my before pic I think I was like 270lbs. After my daughter was stillborn, I got down to 230lbs, but struggled greatly to battle my depression and lose weight at the same time. After my son was born, I realized that I could be as great as I want to be and this is MY time to live a healthier life for my son. I'm currently down to 207lbs, which is about 6lbs less than my after pic.
My goals are to:
-Finish the Half Marathon in October.
-Get to 170 lbs in the next year.
-Build muscle! I'm starting off light, and hopefully once October comes I'll start working on some heavy weights