About Me

Howdy! My name is Aubrie!  

10 Fun Facts:

1. I love Netflix. Like really love it.

2. I’m 27! I feel old but I’m still young.

3. Minnesota born and raised.

4. My highest weight has been 280 (as far as I know). I absolutely never want to be at that weight again!!

5. I love being outside, basking in the sunshine and listening to the wind blow through the trees.

6. I have two fur babies – Napoleon and Mozzie!

7. I would love to meet Tom Welling. So, if anyone has those connections… hit a girl up!

8. That being said… my favorite show is and will forever be Smallville.

9. My favorite color is green!

10. I love tattoos! I have 8 currently, but I definitely want more. My goal to myself is to get another one when I hit the 50 lbs weight lost mark.


My Story

At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with PCOS {Polycystic Ovary Syndrome} as well as Hypothyroidism. I’ve talked about this a lot in my blog, but if you’re just joining me now… It hit me light a ton of bricks when my doctor told me. I remember going to the gym in high school and just never ever being able to lose any weight. I wouldn’t eat all that much, but anything I did eat, just clung to me, and it never seemed to go away. My periods were never regular, I was starting grow facial hair at an abnormal rate, and like I said, I just couldn’t lose the weight. After getting that thrown at me, I kind of felt that if I didn’t think about it or associate myself with it, then it wasn’t real and it didn’t really effect me.

 Fast forward to 2012… I had gotten a tonsillectomy in the winter of that year and after I was back to “normal” I ended up gaining a lot of weight because I was feeling my normal self once again. That didn’t last very long though. After a while, I started to feel sick after I’d eat certain foods. Thinking that it was just my body’s way of saying, “slow down chicky”, I started to watch what I ate. That didn’t last at all very long either. I ended up traveling down the scary road of over eating, making bad eating choices, and majorly binge eating.

In the spring of 2013, I really wasn’t feeling well at all. I noticed I had packed on a lot of weight and food was starting to become more of an enemy to me. What once was a friend was now hurting me every time I ate just about anything. I went to the doctor and had tests done, but they couldn’t figure anything out. Spring turned into Summer and Summer into Fall, and one night I had enough. I ended up going into the ER because of such abdominal pain. Again though, nothing could be found. I made a follow up with my Dr. the next day and she scheduled a HIDA scan. Lo and behold! We FINALLY found the answer! I had a non-functioning gallbladder! We scheduled surgery for a couple weeks later and bam! I felt better within the next couple days. The problem with feeling better though, meant I went straight back to all the bad habits I had before all these problems started. Getting ready and actually going out in public felt like such a hassle. I wasn’t liking the way I was looking what so ever. I noticed my fancy red coat was feeling extra snug. None of my jeans were fitting anymore. I got jealous of everyone around me. I didn’t like the person I was becoming.

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December 2013

When I saw the holiday pictures of me that were taken, I was absolutely disgusted. That is when I decided enough was enough and signed up for Weight Watchers! The start of my journey started in January 2014. It’s been a long tough road and I still have a long ways to go. I’ve “restarted” my journey again and again, but honestly the only thing that matters if that I refuse to give up and stop .


I’ve had some mini accomplishments since I started my journey that I’m happy about:

I was able to fly to Florida and NOT, I repeat NOT use a seat belt extender! I cried in my seat. If you’ve ever had to use a belt extender, you know how it feels when you have to ask the flight attendant for one… especially when it’s a full plane and the guy sitting next to you is gorgeous.

I’ve participated in three 5k walks! The first two being Turkey Trots 2014 & 2015. The other 5k was The Color Dash 5k 2016!

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Turkey Trot 5K – November 2014

 

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Turkey Trot 5K – November 2015

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10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. rachaelxoxo says:

    Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow! I appreciate it so much and I’m now following you, too! I adore all of my followers, but I particularly love it when other WW users find me (or I find them)! It’s so nice to have support from someone following the same plan that you’re following! I’m excited to see your journey unfold! I hope we can encourage each other throughout this process!

    I think it’s so amazing that you did the turkey trot this year, too! I have a bad knee so I can’t jog, but I desperately wish I could. I’d love to be able to train for 5ks and marathons and whatnot. I think it’s so inspirational when people go out and run these races, so good for you! I think you’re awesome.

    I’m looking forward to getting to know you through your blog 🙂

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  2. OHPIY says:

    Your story is so similar to mine! I also had to get my gallbladder removed, but then fell back into bad habits. I’ve been successful with WW only to gain it all back. I just started diet/exercise again in December. I LOVE tattoos…are you sure you are not me? XD jk! I look forward to following your blog!

    -Brittany

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    • aubrie2308 says:

      Pahaha! Love it! Soul sisters. Hahaha. Tattoos are the best! And since I am craaaaaving another one, its keeping me motivated. Haha! I love it when I find others on here who are going through the same thing as me! Its refreshing! Looking forward to following you as well!! 😀

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