My Son With Santa!
This was the most amazing place I've ever been to, I can't imagine never going back!
Our Wedding - 01/03/2009
March 1, 2011 - So, I've finally found a groove. Granted, I'm only losing a couple of pounds a month on average, but I was stagnant, if not going slowly upwards, for a couple of months before that. In itself, slow progress isn't great, but in context of no progress or going backwards, I'm definitely pleased with any progress. Part of this is because I exclusively breastfeed my son and he is severly allergic to milk protein and therefore, I have to limit my diet. He seems okay with small ...
March 1, 2011 - So, I've finally found a groove. Granted, I'm only losing a couple of pounds a month on average, but I was stagnant, if not going slowly upwards, for a couple of months before that. In itself, slow progress isn't great, but in context of no progress or going backwards, I'm definitely pleased with any progress. Part of this is because I exclusively breastfeed my son and he is severly allergic to milk protein and therefore, I have to limit my diet. He seems okay with small amounts of dairy, so I haven't eliminated breads and pastas, but I try and not over do it because I do see changes in his skin (he breaks out in hives with too much milk in his system) if I eat too much of it. So, no chocolate, ice cream, milk, cheese, cream sauces, mashed potatoes, etc. I am almost 100% certain I will not be under 170 by the time I get pregnant again, unless it takes a long time. I just want to have a healthier pregnancy (not that I had any complications...it was as easy as could be, as far as being pregnant goes) and not want to gag everytime I see a picture of myself. I want to be able to take pictures and feel good in my skin again, pregnant or not. We'll see how much I can accomplish before we start trying for baby #2 in June and depending on how long it takes this go around, I might be able to reach that 170 goal.
December 8, 2010 - I am this close to being able to happily say my new bundle of joy is 2 months old. I am now about 215 pounds and have been stuck since dropping over 20 pounds within days of having my son. I want my children somewhat close together and do not want to be 240 pounds when I deliver my next child. My goal is to be no more than 170 pounds next time I become pregnant.
Here I am, August 11, 2008 to tell you all, I've lost 112 Pounds! This morning I weighed in at 150! I never thought in my wildest dreams I'd ever weigh this much and still be able to say, I want to lose MORE! My ultimate goal is 140! I can't wait to get there! It might not be this year since whatever I am when I get my wedding gown I plan on staying at until after the wedding, but man it feels good to be within 10 pounds of my personal finale on this amazing journey!
I have officially reached my first set in stone goal of 155 pounds. This means I have lost 107 pounds. I still have a bit of weight left to go and will continue to set goals of 5 pound losses until I feel I have reached a comfortable weight for me. I am so proud to have accomplished what I have. It didn't have it overnight, in fact it's been a little over a year and a half. I am very grateful for my supportive boyfriend and family. I hope to influence others to a healthier lifestyle, as it's not really as hard as you think it is. Just apply yourself...and accept that there are bumps in every journey.
Not that it's all looks. Here I am (2/23/2008) 101.4 pounds lighter than I was in June/July of 2006 when all of this started! I am so happy to be a healthier me! I can do many things that I never thought possible when I was so heavy. You take simple things like your range of motion for granted when you've always been small! But man, do I notice a big difference! I feel like people look at me as normal not as "the fat chick" now! It's a great feeling to finally start to feel comfortable in your own skin! I always knew there was something great hiding under all that weight and I'm starting to see her shine through! It makes me so happy to be able to share this wonderful journey with so many wonderful people. Remember...if this picky eater can lose weight, so can you. The day I didn't care that people knew what I weighed was a very happy day...because I realized that day that I was ready to take a giant leap in the right direction and what a leap that turned out to be! All it takes is hard work and dedication. There were plenty of times when I wasn't dedicated and my weightloss came to a standstill, but y'know what? It's okay sometimes. Sometimes you just need to stop, take a break, and re-evaluate why you're doing this and who it's really for. Ultimately, if it's not for you, then it doesn't matter, you'll never be able to maintain your accomplishments, because there's no better feeling than to be proud of yourself for reaching YOUR goals...who cares about everyone else's!
I started my lifestyle change last July and in 12 months lost over 60 pounds. I still struggle everyday, but sheer determination has kept me going...not to mention my boyfriend pushing me and helping me along! Take a look at one of my photos in my gallery from before I started dieting and compare it to where I am now and you'll see how far I've come. Until that photo along with many others that trip, I didn't realize how big I had gotten. I never want to look at myself again and feel so ugly, let alone unrecognizable. Well, unrecognizable will be good, when it's being itty bitty and not enormous! =D
I love my Losers Unlimited friends, you all are awesome people! I am so proud of you all for all that you have accomplished!
Be a healthy Mom and a good example for my son and future children.
| current weight: 183.0