“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade“
My name is Lindsay. You call me Linds. I’m 37 years old, married to the love of my life and best friend of 11 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 91 pounds and to hit that goal weight.
I created an Instagram page for accountability, and to share my journey with others. I began posting all of my food creations that I was eating and I found a love in turning an everyday meal into a healthy alternative.
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*All recipes are for Weight Watchers Freestyle Points.