My name is Amanda. I'm a 5'6", 249.6 lb mom of two little boys. I am a writer for Traveling Mom and blog owner of The Procrastinating Mommy. I'm also a school bus driver for the small town I live in and LOOOOVE it. In my spare time I like to read, write, and watch TV. What do those three things have in common? Sitting on my ass.
I started gaining weight about 10 years ago and I could give you excuse after excuse as to why I gained all the weight but I'm not going to. It's easy to come up with excuses (quitting smoking, having 2 kids, hectic schedules, etc). I got fat ... and that is that. I've tried every fad diet out there but I've never really tried that hard to lose the weight. I tried accepting "the fat me". I tried being anorexic. But I was tired all the time with both of those and I was depressed. I needed a wakeup call. So after seeing some pictures of me and keying in my "figures" on a bmi calculator and then seeing the phrase: "Morbidly Obese" popup ...that's when I realized that something had to be done. I have to quit hiding behind my pictures. Tilting my head down and turning to the side does not change reality. There is no "magical pill" that will erase my weight. I need to make a lifestyle change. I have to eat less, and get off my ass more. So that's why I'm here.