As a parent I reconsidered the importance of my health.....

It is funny how being responsible for another individual changes your entire outlook on life. After giving birth to my son I quickly lost the baby weight and kept it off for most of the first year of his life. Although I wasn’t actively exercising, nursing my son and just being busy kept the weight off. However, before my pregnancy I’d been overweight so I should have focusing on trying to lose the pregnancy weight and some! When I stopped nursing I continued to eat as if I was still burning an extra 500 calories daily, a big no no. I soon tipped the scales at over 200 pounds!

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