Transformation - Background (Day 0)

About me:


I am a 5'7" 34 yr old mother of 2 who has tried quite possibly every diet out there.  And as of today (1/20/12) I am officially at the highest weight (198.6 lbs)I have ever seen, including when i gained 60+ lbs with my first daughter.
But I can still remember what it was like to be fit and how awesome it was to go shopping and know everything looked great!
So just before Thanksgiving I ordered Shakeology from a friend who is a coach for Beachbody products and who has recently transformed their body as well.  I already own the P90x videos that were all the rage a couple years ago and I borrowed the Slim in 6 videos from a friend, both that are part of the Beachbody line.


I am planning to blog about this journey each day along with what I eat, what exercise I complete, and weekly measurements and weigh ins. I was very nervous about doing this publicly, blogging about it, my husband knowing I am trying so hard but then I gave the chocolate Shakeology a test run before Thanksgiving break and it tasted so awesome that I know if I give it some effort I can definitely be successful... so if i can do it and can help someone else along the way then that would be awesome.


Some more background on my previous weight and diets I have tried.  


Weight background.
Twice before I have lost a considerable amount of weight and oddly enough both times I didn't do it with a fad diet I did it with a commitment to change my diet to a healthier option and included regular exercise... so not sure why I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on diets, programs, gimmicks just to increase my waist line and frustration.
In college when I lost weight and got fit I didn't keep a log of anything and then before I turned 30 I decided to lose weight again, for 2 reasons... 1, I saw a picture of myself from a girlfriends cruise and almost puked weighing in at 167 didn't realize how bad the weight looked on me and 2, I knew I was having a big 30th birthday with lots of people and pictures and didn't want to have to burn all the pics and feel miserable for my own party.  During that time I did keep an excel document of my weight and I am including that in my blog as 'Transformation - Weight Log', that post will include that history, random other history I have of my weight, and also be updated with my weekly weigh in during this transformation.


Diets tried:
South Beach
Ketogenic
Atkins
Phentermine
Hydroxycut
Juice Fasting
Lemonade Master Cleanse
Detox body wraps
Low Fat
Low Calorie


So please follow along with me during my transformation journey, join me, and inspire me!!!

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