Slow and Steady!
Location Missoula, MT
Age 28
Gender Female
Interests I love the outdoors and spending time with my 8 year old son
Smoke? I do not smoke
Drink? I rarely drink
Education Graduated college / 4-year / BA
Favorite movies Not specified
Favorite music Country, Rock, Alternative, pop
Hello everyone! I am 28 years young, I have a 9 year old that is my life! I joined the military a little over 11 years ago. I was deployed to Iraq in 2009. At the start of my military career I was very gung-ho and was very physically active. I became pregnant my senior year of high-school. I gained 70 lbs during that pregnancy. After that I lost 36 of those albs only to gain it all back. I deployed to Iraq in 2009 at 206 lbs. I lost 34 lbs over seas only to come back to a destroyed family. So then the stress and emotional struggle came and I hit my all time low with the high of 225 lbs. Food was my best friend. I ate food when i was sad, mad, happy, and just about any other emotion I felt. With my degree in Health Promotion I feel like a walking contradiction. How can I inform people about healthy ways of living if the life I'm living isn't also healthy. I also want my child to know how important health and fitness is but at this point I am at a loss for trying to get the point across when I can't help myself in that area. So I hope this will give me the push and motivation I have been dieting since i've had my son. I realized that its not just dieting I need to do It's a lifestyle change that needs to happen. I realize now that I need to change for the better. I am at the point in my life where my military career is riding on my weight. After nearly ten years serving I don't want it to end because I cannot control my weight. I'm currently pre-diabetic. My dad has diabetes so i'm genetically predisposed. I don't want to be on that boarder anymore. It's not a life style I want for me or my family. Breast Cancer also runs in my family. My mother has had it along with my aunt. My life style currently puts me at greater risks of having that also. In life many things are out of our control but a healthy lifestyle is in OUR control.
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