“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade“
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My name is Lindsay. You call me Linds. I’m 41 years old, married to the love of my life and best friend of 13 years and we have 3 amazing kids. We have two girls and a boy. I started weight watchers for the first time 17 years ago at the age of 20. I had just been diagnosed with a rare blood disease called Aplastic Anemia, which causes the bone marrow to shut down. It would require the same treatment plan as Leukemia, a bone marrow transplant to survive.
In the process, I endured harsh amounts of chemotherapy & lost all my hair. I ended up gaining over 60 pounds from all the medication (not to mention I was already 40 pounds overweight.) You could say I hit an all time low in my life. I was depressed, unconfident and just down right uncomfortable with myself. That is when my mom encouraged me to join weight watchers with her. I was skeptical at first. However, I decided I would give it a chance. I ended up losing 75 pounds in 9 months (I never did get to goal). I kept it off until I got married and had my first child.
During each pregnancy, I gained an average of 65-75 pounds, and I would re-start my weight loss journey after each pregnancy. I was able to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight but I never did reach my goal weight. After my last baby was born, which was in April 2015, I promised myself that I was going to go all the way. I was going to hit goal. I lost 50 pounds in 5 months, and after that I ended up taking a few months off from tracking. I was content with the weight I was at.
Then in January 2017, I woke up one morning and decided to recommit myself to the journey. I was going to achieve my goal of hitting my goal weight. I started weight watchers online and I made a commitment to myself, that no matter how long it took me, I was going to get there. It took me just over 2 ½ years to lose over 93 pounds and to hit that goal weight.
I have a passion in turning an everyday meal into a healthy alternative.
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