David requires so much of my energy and time that I didn't even realize I wasn't taking care of myself! I have spent the last 4 1/2 years of my life watching, analyzing, and trying to interpret every sound he has made. Before, when he was non-verbal, I would spend my day just trying to come up with ways to communicate with him and how he could communicate with me. We would have, on average, 5 different doctor appointments/therapy sessions a week for the past three years. So when I saw a picture of myself from last May, right after the Autism Speaks walk, I was shocked at how big I looked. I knew that I hadn't been putting my health first, but I had justified it by the results we were getting in return with David! The diagnosis was was my only worry, treatment was my only focus, and results was what I worked on.
|Here I am with my "simons" girls back in May 2012|
|The picture that opened my eyes to my weight|
|went from a size 16/14 to a size 2|
|Went from 176 to 118 lbs! 58 lbs total!|
|Excuse the face:) went from 36 inch waist to 26!|
|working hard on toning up and adding definition|