My Weight Loss Story #throwbackthursday
My weight was always a struggle. I played organized sports from the time I was 8-17. I was always the bigger girl, but I busted my butt on the field. I used WW to loss 30lbs when I was a sophomore and kept it off until I started drinking 🖤 Picture 1: 195lb - 145lbs
I went away to college in Philadelphia, over an hour and a half away from home. Forget freshman 15, I gained the freshman 50. By the time I was a sophomore, I was failing out of nursing school and severely depressed. I moved home to NJ got my life back in order. I went back to school finished my degree while working as a nurses assistant. I eventually lost most of the weight by running daily. I did returned to Philly for my 21st birthday feeling good. 🖤 Picture 2: 165lb - 134lb
I decided to go back to school for nursing. I enrolled in an intense, 14 month BSN program back in Philadelphia all while starting a new relationship. It was stressful AF and I eventually had to move in with my bf to save money. I earned my BSN and began working as a RN at the same hospital in NJ I was a tech at. Finally with no more stress of school, I began counting macros, running half marathons, and lifting 4-5x a week. I was in the best shape of my life and lowest adult weight ever.
After a few years of investment in my relationship, long story short, things started to go south. I was depressed and began to put on weight again. I was over an hour and a half away from my work, friends, and family and overall unhappy. I deserved better. I took a leap of faith, packed my bags, and left my life I had built for those 5 years to move back to NJ to start over. 🖤 Picture 3: 172lbs - 155lbs
Timing is everything and an old, my long time “biffle” stole my heart. Happy weight is good weight right? We purchased a home, adopted another dog, and I started FNP school all within the last 8 months. I am the happiest I have ever been, except for the happy weight got out of hand. Life happens, shit happens. We all have highs and lows on this journey. Follow me as I document my next health and fitness chapter. ♥️