Welcome to Yvonne’s Corner

May 20, 2007 by  
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Glad to be able to contribute!

He finally did it, he got me to contribute to his blog. Of course, I’m referring to Hartley, my dear husband .. the one you all know as HART (1-800-HART).

Hartley and I joined Weight Watchers in May of 2005. That means we’ve just had our 2nd anniversary. Even though I joined Weight Watchers because Hartley’s cholesterol was too high, it was the best thing I could have done for myself.

A little background about me

When the aerobics craze first hit in the early 90’s, I saw right away that it was something I knew I would enjoy. I joined a few gyms around the city and even took a course to become an aerobics instructor. I was in excellent health, even though I smoked. That all changed when I met Hartley and my gym closed. I became lazy and over a period of about 5 years, I put on about 40 lbs.

I started exercising again in January of 2001, because I wanted to loose some weight and feel better. Although I lost weight when I started working out again, I had a set back. My thyroid gland went hyper (overactive) and I had to take medication to keep it under control so I wouldn’t have a stroke or heart attack. About a year later I got the treatment to stop my over active thyroid, which unfortunately caused it to go hypo (under active). I ended up gaining another 20 lbs before I was put on medication, so by this time I was probably 60 lbs overweight.

Fortunately, when I was put on meds to control my hypo-thyroid, I lost some weight, I was exercising regularly after all. But over the next year or so, I just couldn’t loose all the weight I wanted to. I was about 45 lbs over my ideal weight. I didn’t even realize it had gotten as bad as it was until I joined Weight Watchers. It was the first time in a long time that I stepped on a scale. That was a rude but necessary awaking!

About Yvonne’s Corner

This is my first blogging post – ever. I hope you have patience with my writing and with me. If you have any hints or tips or if you see something wrong with my posts: Please! leave me a comment and tell me!

I like the name “Yvonne’s Corner” and will try to keep all of my posts in this one category. I can’t guarantee that I will be writing long novel stories or chapters, but I will try to write something when time permits me to. I would like to think of this space as my own continuing saga about Weight Watchers, losing weight and exercising. I hope that I don’t just stop in the middle of a sentence or thought .. but, I should warn you that I probably will do that. But, I will come back and continue with my sentence and thoughs another day. And, hopefully “Yvonne’s Corner” will end up to be a good lesson or provide some great weight loss tips for some of you are in the same position that I was/am in … and maybe my sweet husband Hartley will finally listen to me and read my blog entries and lose some weight, so we can retire together and live happily everafter!

I mean .. c’mon .. only 10 pounds down since January 1? Sheesh 🙂

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