Note: this post is kind of a big deal!!! You’ll def want to read!
Yes, I do know today is Thursday not Wednesday! I was super busy yesterday and didnt have time to post. I dont really have the time today but Id rather be blogging then doing laundry! Ugh. I hate laundry!
Anywho, remember my post I made right after the holidays? (Here) I promised that when I got back down to my prebaby weight that I would post pics and stats. Well…. I lost 1lb this week (I was hoping for 2 lbs, eh.) and am now at my prepregnancy weight!!! 14 months later, 42 pounds gone, forever. //round of applause for me, please & thank you!// YES, I did it! I thought it would happen sooner but thats ok. At least I did it! 🙂
Now Im sure your prob thinking Im a little crazy for posting my weight and pics. Hey, Im training for a half marathon, I most def crazy! What woman tells the whole world how much she weighs?! I think it will be even more motivation for me to keep going. You cant change what you dont acknowledge. For the longest time Ive been pretending that my weight wasnt a problem. Trying to hide the fact that I had gotten so out of shape and that my health had gotten so bad.
You might look at me and think Im just over exaggerating, I really dont look that bad! But… Im sure many of yall dont know that when I was pregnant with the baby I had gestational diabetes (GD). Ew! I was shocked when my OBGYN told me I had GD. Shocked and ashamed. 😦 I kept it a secret from most people. It was horrible, GD is not fun! I had to prick my finger and test my blood sugar after every meal, couldnt eat that, had to eat this, there were rules about when I could eat food. And its not like a regular diet, if I cheated I felt it! My head would hurt. I would get dizzy and feel weird. It was my blood sugar spiking because of something naughty and too sugary that I had eaten. And most concerning to me, if I cheated it could harm my baby!!! 😥 Thankfully I was able to control it with just diet and I didnt have to take any meds. And thankfully the GD went away after I delivered the baby. But Im pretty sure it did affect the baby because she was so big, 10.1 pounds! The bad news is that about 1/3 – 1/2 of women who have gestational diabetes will have it again in a later pregnancy. And up to 50% of women with gestational diabetes will develop diabetes at some point in the future. //thumbs down// Im determined to do what I can to never have to go through that again and the best way I can prevent future problems is to lose weight! 🙂
OK enough procrastinating. At the end of this journey I (hopefully) will have lost 100 pounds! Yes, I was 100 pounds over weight! When I delivered the baby I was at my highest weight ever, 227 pounds. :O As of this morning Im at 185.2 lbs. So there is it…. That wasnt as scary as I thought. 🙂 No hiding anymore! Here are some pics. My before pics. Ill be adding more pics for every 10 lbs I lose. Its a good reminder for me at far long Ive already come. 10 more pounds and Ill be half way to my goal, now thats exciting!! As far as how I actually look, the husband has always told me how sexy I am! and I believe that Im beautiful! For beauty isnt just about what you look like on the outside. Beauty is also about who you are on the inside!
Weight Loss This Week: 1 lbs
Complete Loss: 42lbs