Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Weight Struggle Story

Over at The American Homemaker I'm participating in the Ultimate Blog Party so I figured why not here too?

My name is Angie and I'm fat! (hi, angie) I'm been a bit of a slacker at eating healthy and exercising the last few months and what better motivation than knowing LOTS of people will be on my blog this week? I guess I better get crackin' LOL

So a little about me and my weight-loss saga... I spent years (Since I was 18 and had my first baby) hating how I looked, I tried eating healthy, killing myself with insane exersise, working with my doctor and nothing worked. I was severely depressed and my body would just not lose weight...

And then after my divorce in July 2007 I went from a size 16-18 to a size 10!!! I was happy, I was confidant, I was avoiding all sweets and drinking only water. I was doing moderate exercise. I felt great!!!

When I was remarried in January of '08 I got the birth control shot and a heck of a lot of stress added to my life! My weight/inches slowly came back. Here I am a year later...

Ok... I don't always have a cookie in my mouth, but I haven't taken a full body picture of myself since November. I'm a tight size 12 and trying to find time in an EXTREMELY hectic schedule to work out and trying to eat healthy while still keeping up with my love for baking, cooking and creating new recipes. Some weeks I do great and some I'm happy if I survived :)

Welcome to The American Homemaker's Healthy Me!

And don't forget to stop over at Meaningful Days and say hello to Chrissy who is also a contributor here.


Jessica said...

Thanks for doing this! Always nice to find out about new blogs!

Susie said...

You look fantastic!!! Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

HappyHermit said...


By any means at all.

I am a Size 22 from having 2 Children and a malabsorption problem. I barely eat at all.

Have a wonderful Party Day !!

Saucy Salsita said...

Hey, I have to say, you're not as fat as you think. It really is a mind game, and depends on how you look at it, is what will happen.
Saucy Salsita, AKA The Green, Sexy Expat - Greening it up in Costa Rica!

Baba said...

You are looking great! Gratz! Party On!

April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.
My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Angie,

I struggle with weight too so I feel your pain.

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Heather said...

well I think you have made great strides! even if you are not where you want to me, you still look fantastic.

K said...

Just party hopping and found your blog! I think you look great and I too struggle with my weight. Lately I have been gaining, I think it is too much baking and cooking and I eat with my children and they eat often!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


auntrene said...

Good MOrning, I am out partying again.. NO I did not party all night... geez what do you think I am a teen ager, I went to bed at like 10 was back up at 5 cuz that is the way OLD ladies to this. The party has been so much fun to this new blogger. I have found some great recipes, coupons, giveaways and mostly great people.
I am also fighting the weight issue, have been for a long time. Have decided this is the year. I am trying to get Healthy not skinny.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by the party.
Have Fun!!! I am.

Brea's Mommy said...

Great idea for a blog! Good luck in your weight loss endeavor. I'm trying to lose some myself. Have a great time at the party

Join Show off your Blog Saturday!Post your favorite post of the week from your blog @ #uBP09

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, stopping by all the blogs in the party that I can get to. It's very nice to meet you and your blog! With how many blogs in the party right now, that is 254 blogs per day for 4 days! Wow!

I'm trying to lose weight too!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Angie, you are doing great! It IS a full time job in itself to lose weight, let alone work, raise children, etc. Don't be hard on yourself!!! It will all come together for you!

Kati said...

Best of luck on your journey! You can do it.

Stopping by from the UBP!!

Holly said...

It's great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

HerMedia said...

:) Thanks for sharing your journey with the rest of us ;)

Would love to see your blog at

Happy Blog party-ing !
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom

Jen @ JenuineJen said...

Thanks for hosting a party here as well. You are doing a great job with your weight loss so far. Keep up the great work!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Hey Angie - LOVED the post! I'm on the front lines of the fat battle, too. You might get a kick out of a link on my site "Cinderella is Overrated." PW even dropped by for a look and swears she has pounds to lose! Yeah, RIGHT!

Come on by anytime. Found you through the UBP09. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world. I am from Shreveport, La.

Thank you for sharing your story

I love a good party and this is my first BLOG party.

So glad that I found your blog. Hope you will come by and visit me.

susette said...

Beautiful Work!♥

I'm coming over from Mormon Mommy Blogs, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tonight-midnight. I used to be ahead but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere, and it's a tight race now. I would so much appreciate your help. Her blog is and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥♥

NateAndJakesMom said...

How brave of you to share!! So sorry though, you won't see me on my blog again until I lose the baby weight from the last 3 pregnancies... :)

Just party hopping!
You can visit my party HERE!


janetfaye said...

Hi from UBP 2009!

It is nice to meet you!

blp3 said...

great job on everything.

Carole said...

I feel for your struggle. I'm wondering what kind of healthy eating information you're using that's making it so hard for you. There is so much rubbish out there.

One of the prizes is my ebook package - The Skinny Living Handbook. They have it listed in International.

My party blog is at - stop by and pick up some great healthy recipes you'll love - I promise!

(the blogger blog is old and nasty and needs to be deleted, But that'w what I had to sign in with - no Name/URL option)

Miss Grace said...

For what it's worth, I think you look great!

Coach Laura said...

Hey there! Found you on UBP. Loved your blog!

julie said...

Great to find your blog. Blessings to you on your weight loss journey. Thank you for being so honest.


Colleen said...

Hi Angie! I stopped in at your other blog... and now I've worked my way down the party list to this one. I will definitely be back here to see what your up to!

Melody said...

Weight has always been my obsession! It is hard and stress doesn't help. Check out my blog with lots of good recipes for your diet. I'm with ya baby!

Traci said...

I'm stopping by from UBP! Great blog! I'll be subscribing. I could have written your story myself. I'm still struggling to get to a healthy weight and can't wait to follow along with you!

Giggles said...

I'm enjoying the UBP! And I really enjoying finding others who struggle with their weight.

moonduster said...

Thanks for sharing a bt about yourself! You look gorgeous!

Danica's Daily said...

Hi Angie,

I can completely relate to how you feel and your story. I struggle every day in the same way and am trying to get back to that happy place I once was.

You will get there - just never give up and keep on trying - it's all about persistence over perfection.

I found your site through the UBP09 and glad I did.

Leah said...

Just stop by from the Blog Party. I want you to know that I think you are so beautiful.

Have a great day! :)