Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Weight loss story

This whole weight loss thing has been a struggle for me...as it is for most people.
I've always been fairly thin my whole life, so having these extra few pounds I've been sporting have been extremely frustrating  - though I try to remind myself that I did birth a child not THAT long ago

(but long enough where it needs to be GONE!)


I gained a whopping 42 lbs with my pregnancy
12 weeks                                                           40 weeks

the weight was flying off....until I stopped breastfeeding/pumping
the last 7-10lbs left over was my mission to get rid of

I signed up for the gym, but who was I kidding with that. Never was able to find the time or motivation...Danny would come home from work and Id wanna hang out with him, then it was time to make dinner, bath & bed for sienna...and at the end of the day... I'm just exhausted and ready for bed myself

Then I decided to try Jillian Michaels & really change how I ate. Welll....Jillian got annoying after a week and my frustrating toddler lead me to my guilty pleasure of sweets & junk. Pretty sure I've become a bit of an emotional eater....After a LONG tough day Id just wanna plop down with some wine & ice cream or cake.

Last month we went home to NY for 2 weeks where my mom & mother in law cooked us our favorite very missed meals...who could turn down mamas cooking no matter how fattening it is? Also, there are no Italian bakeries in AZ...or good Pizza...or good bagels. So of course we binged on all that stuff! result....I came back 3lbs heavier.

Tired of being unhappy with my body & Hawaii on my mind I told myself that this was it! No more cheating, I'm doing this and sticking to it this time!

Here is my 3 week progress 
yuck..I hate the before photo. Can't believe I'm sharing.

 I still have long ways to go but I wanted to share my story and tell you all that it is possible if you really discipline yourself. My husband brought home a sandwich from my favorite sub place today(Jersey Mikes)...Cant say I wasn't drooling a little bit while eating my little puny kale salad...but hey! I didn't cave :)

13 comments:

  1. Good for you! I know it is hard... I still haven't found the motivation which is awful... I need to loose much more than 10lbs (more like 30) and I think that is some of motivation issue.

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  2. You look great!! I started doing Jillian in June and I was really into for 3 weeks, then I fell off the wagon after we got back from Vacation so I feel your pain girl. I have been doing it here and there but need to really get into the routine of it again! and Jersey Mikes is my FAVORITE sub place!! I got my hubby hooked on it too, so I commend you, because I would have totally caved :)

    I need to get my butt back in gear too, but you look great Mamma and I am sure you will be where you want to be in no time!!

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  3. You look great! I started to really discipline myself about 3 weeks ago, and I have lost 6 pounds! I really think if you haven't tried yoga, it helps a lot! It makes you digest food faster! Good luck!

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  4. You look great girl!! I have the same problem with these last few pounds....so frustrating!!

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  5. You go girl!!! good for you...it's very important for mom to take care of herself also!! Looking good!!

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  6. you look great, and i am sure you will be where you want to be in no time!!

    i am looking forward to having this baby and getting back on track with working out myself... so if you need a support buddy in a couple of months, i'll be here :)

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  7. It's always the last few pounds that are the hardest. I lost it all but still want to lose 3 more just to be at a happy spot or what I think will be for me. Keep it up & I totally understand about the caving in.

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  8. Those last few are always the hardest! You look fantastic so far though, and there is no rush even though I'm sure you just want to shed it.

    Mel
    Mel's Corner

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  9. You look great, keep it up girl! I am also very petite and gained a whopping 40lbs during my pregnancy, 9 months later and it's all come off! Thanks to mostly healthy eating, have to admit I do indulge in Jersey Mike's once every few weeks ;) Also, not sure if you've tried, Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar - pour a Tbsp into a small glass of water and drink it through a straw, not only healthy for your body but helps with weight loss!

    Thanks for the follow, right back at ya girl!

    xx
    Megan
    Instagram: megawat
    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

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  10. Good for you! I was so motivated before we went to Hawaii in may and I felt great. I feel like its all be downhill since then and can totally feel it, I definitely need to get my butt in gear! thanks for the motivation.

    Came over from your comment on my blog :)

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  11. You look amazing! Im trying to get the weight off myself! It's so hard!
    My 2 owls

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