I havent noticed alot of pictures on these posts but I am a picture person so I am sorry if I am breaking the rules but I will post pics as I start my journal. I am so glad I came across these boards. I feel like this will be the outlet I have been missing. Its not easy to find a large group of people who are going through the same thing at the same time. So in advance I thank you all. Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Lindsay and I am 31. I am a mother of 2 handsome boys. DS5 and DS2. I have been happily married for 6 1/2 years to my dh Mike. Mike also has weight issues and we usually go up and down together. He is very supportive of me and I think me getting motivated will help him as well. Here is me on my wedding day. I weighed in at 153lbs. then I had my first baby Ryan and post baby I weighed around 186lbs. Here I am with my aunt, my mom (holding my DS Ryan). I stayed at this weight until the spring before my best friends wedding. I decided that I did not want to be the "fat" girl in the picture so I joined weight watchers for the um teenth time and lost 23lbs. Here I am at 163lb......not bad right? These are my cousins who have been like sisters to me growing up. and I pretty much made my goal of looking good at my friends wedding. then came baby #2. Nicholas was born in 2007. I finished that pregnancy at 200lbs even. After I had him I lost 10-15 lbs. Here Is a pic of me and the boys. The stress of having two young boys to focus my time on and a full time job that I needed to excel at was enought to put my emotional eating into overload. That plus the new home we moved to right before having nicholas was surrounded by fast food resturaunts. I mean anything you want within 1/4 of a mile. McD's, BK, Wendy's, Long John Silvers, KFC, Taco bell, Arby's, etc. I am not exagerating! Here is me at 205lb. spring 2008. I began running in October 2008 and completed my first 5K in 45 minutes. I did this at 200lbs. I then managed to loose some weight and ran my 2nd 5K in april 2009 and completed it in 35 minutes. Here I am at 189lbs. I tried hard to continue my weight loss in the hopes of being thinner for our 1st family disney trip in sept 09. Here we are with some of our favorites. I left for vacation at 189lb. I have no idea what I came back at but since being home I have been on vacation eating mode. Eat whatever, whenever, and who cares. Its been horrible. I feel miserable. My clothes dont fit and I feel so unhealthy. I am so ready to make a change. Ok here is my most embarrassing moment/photo that I hope not to have to revisit again except to say "wow can you believe that I looked like that"... I am currently weighing in at...........................215! Now I can admit I am a complete junk food lover. I hate most veggies and love carbs and fried foods. I also just love to eat in general and can really stuff myself without much effort. Basically I feel good while I am eating and feel horrible once I am done. Its a revolving door.............that I need to stop for good! My Goals: Wt Loss: 60lbs Event: Hopefully the princess 1/2 marathon 2011 if not then definitely a 1/2 closer to home sometime spring of 2011. Food Plan: I plan on using the old weight watchers points system (since thats what I know best) along with making healthier choices and trying to eat 3 smaller meals with 2 snacks. Running Plan: I will follow the C25K probably starting in the 3-4 week since I have been running for the past week or so. I am running in a 5 K this sunday. (spur of the moment friend registered and cant make it). I then will move on to C210K and then train for the 1/2 marathon. I am hoping you all can support and inspire me along the way. I sure will need it. I am going to try to post updates frequently but at least a weekly wt and run update. Each month I will post a new picture too. Hopefully you will see less of me in the picture next month!