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Do You Know What Time It Is? Wk 11

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!

True Beauty!

True Beauty!

Taken last week. Im wearing my skinny jeans for the first time since my pregnancy! I dont think I look 186 here (maybe ! do??) but thats because Tyra Banks has taught me how to work with what I have! Thanks Americas Next Top Model! Hahaha.

This is ME! Taken last week. Im wearing my skinny jeans for the first time since my pregnancy! I dont think I look 186 here (maybe I do??) but thats because Tyra Banks has taught me how to work with what I have! Thanks Americas Next Top Model!

Before: 206lbs. (I dont have any real pics of when I weighed more.)

Before: 206lbs. (I dont have any real pics of when I weighed more.)

Now: 185lbs. (sorry for the crappy pic)

Now: 185lbs. (sorry for the crappy pic)

Then: a week before I delivered the baby. I was 227 lbs at delivery.

Then: a week before I delivered the baby. I was 227 lbs at delivery.

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Weight Loss This Week: 1 lbs
Complete Loss: 42lbs

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