I'm back, it's been awhile (pic included)

Last year I finally had the light bulb go off, the one that gave me all the motivation and commitment needed to start on my weight loss journey. I've battled with my weight most of my adult life, I'm an emotional eater without a doubt. Between January 16 (the day we tried on those bridesmaid dresses) and the beginning of September I lost 78 pounds. There was no miracle drug or surgery to help me out, I did it all with walking and calorie counting. I had put about 8 pounds back on by the time October came around, which I was okay with so I didn't have to pay to have the dress altered.


Fast forward a year (I really kind of dropped off MFP last August) and a lot has happened in my life. I met my husband in August, married a few months later. We also found out we were pregnant in February. On May 25, 2013 our son was born too early and he did not survive.

Needless to say the past couple of months have been difficult, filled with emotional eating and a lack of motivation. Today I'm trying to start to take some of the steps that really helped me last year. This includes, posting here on MFP and getting back on logging food. I'm also working on a "motivation/inspiration" type wall.

I'm here to support anyone that needs it, and could sure use it myself. Feel free to friend me :)


  • I'm so sorry to read about your son :( I'll pray for your comfort. (I lost a twin pregnancy 8 weeks ago today & I'm struggling too. I was 13w 4d along) Please, add me if you'd like. I have more to lose than you; I have 88. Hope that doesn't matter.
  • HealthyWarrior
    HealthyWarrior Posts: 394 Member
    First off I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are feeling. Welcome back to myfitnesspal. You can do it!!!! Feel free to friend me on here and together we can take this journey!
  • TheDoctorDana
    TheDoctorDana Posts: 595 Member
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult it would be losing a child. Welcome back, I log every day. Feel free to add :):flowerforyou:
  • NovemberJune
    NovemberJune Posts: 2,525 Member
    I'm so sorry about your loss. Best wishes continuing your journey :flowerforyou:
  • Kari121869
    Kari121869 Posts: 180 Member
    My sympathies to you and your husband - I couldn't even begin to know the pain of what you went through - although it 'almost' happened with my 3rd child - luckily my Dr. helped me in time for us both to be ok.

    I log in a few times a day so feel free to add me.... can always use more friends. :)
  • leannems
    leannems Posts: 516 Member
    I'm sorry for your loss. Welcome back to MFP. We're all here to support you!
  • TdaniT
    TdaniT Posts: 331 Member
    Sorry for your loss! I am glad you back on MFP! You will be able to do it again and we are here to support you!
  • angiemartin78
    angiemartin78 Posts: 475 Member
    So sorry for your loss. I couldn't imagine going through what you've been through. I have quite a bit of weight to lose as well. Feel free to add me :)
  • Phildog47
    Phildog47 Posts: 255 Member
    Support is key to weight loss success. FR sent.
  • I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I am back after a long time as well with 50ish lbs to lose and do better with friends, so add me if you like.
  • amandager
    amandager Posts: 49 Member
    Thank you so much everyone!!!