As a child and teenager I lived a relatively healthy and active life full of wholesome food and fresh air. My family and I referenced books on homeopathy to heal our hurts and consulted Naturopaths for ailments well before they were as main-stream as they are now.
Graduation (2005) is when everything changed for me. I learned to love beer, fast food, late nights, and little exercise... just some of the components for an unhealthy life style. My weight steadily crept up, and my activity level steadily crept down, until I was sitting at 203 lbs. At 5'7" and just 20 years old I was the only overweight, unhealthy, and out of shape person in my family.
Fast forward to present day, I'm still working on this ever-changing goal of the "ideal" body. I gained a little bit of weight post-wedding and am now ready to get back in gear with healthy food choices and more physical activity. While the food choices come easily to me, the exercise doesn't so much. I'm excited to get back on track, see results, and most importantly feel results.
To be quite honest, my weight loss story will never end... it will just morph and change into some sort of next chapter. Sometime soon I will hit my goal weight. Then I'll be working on toning up, or on cardio endurance, or whatever I'm interested in at the time. My body will fluctuate as my life fluctuates, but in my mind that just means I get to be a success multiple times. There is always going to be something to work on, but that's the beauty of obtaining goals.