Friday, February 18, 2011

Introductions

Hi, my name is Kristina Brown. I'm 33 and have been married for almost 12 years to Kevin. We have 3 children:Erin (9), Ally (7), and Noah (4). Our family is currently serving the Lord in Croatia, we have been here officially 6 months today. :)

I have always thought I was "big", but in reality I wasn't. It wasn't until I started having children that my weight problem began. When my first daughter was born I never did lose that "baby weight". Before we knew it 20 months later, we welcomed our second daughter. I knew I had to do something about the "baby weight". I joined Weight Watchers and successfully lost 25 pounds in about a year. I felt great about myself and what I had accomplished. Eventually our family began making preparations for the mission field and the weight crept back on me within a year.

After a year traveling the USA, eating out, and visiting many churches who ALSO fed us... the inevidable happened. We found out that we would soon be welcoming our son in the next 9 months. This was not good for me concerning my weight. I did not want to travel, eat out so much on our deputation journey, AND carry this child knowing the weight I would gain. By the time my son was born, I had gained almost 100 pounds between the baby and water I retained. Talk about being miserable!!!!

Here I am now almost 5 years later an still carrying around the "baby weight" plus more! I lost all the water weight and that's it. I don't want my health to decline because of my weight. I certainly want to be active with my children, but my weight is getting in the way. I can do the things I used to.

I am looking forward to getting myself into shape and becoming a healthier me! :)
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