Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adios 35.6

If you've been following ABM10, you've heard me from time to time mentioned that I am trying to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. Well I've done it and THEN SAME. It's not a small number by any stretch of the imagination. However, I've lost 35.6 pounds since giving birth to our baby boy. 

In the beginning the weight fell off. I would guess that I lost the first 20 pounds within a month of having Connor. Maybe it was the crazy hours, forgetting to eat and just trying to survive, but the weight came off really fast. The last 15 pounds not so much.

I'm 5'1". When I gave birth to Connor, I weighed 193. That my friends was the biggest I've ever been (I know, I was pregnant) but I can say that in June 2011, I weight 183. Fat ass. No need to keep it to yourselves, I am fully aware of how large I was. Side note: as of yesterday I haven't had a glorious Mt. Dew in 21 months. I feel as if I should have a coin to celebrate. This is my sobriety.

The bulk of my weight problem is I didn't really care what the number said. I enjoyed food without hesitation. Genetics aren't in my favor, either. When we got married, I was so embarrassed by my photos. I couldn't believe how big I was. And let's face it, that is the worst time to feel unattractive. I decided then and there that I was going to change. I was going to get healthy. One way or another.

When we found out we were expecting, I had lost nearly 30 pounds. Thank God! Had I not, I would have been one big pregnant gal! Throughout my pregnancy I made a point of making smart decisions so that my weight didn't skyrocket or have a negative effect on my unborn child.

At this point in time, I weight 157.4. Yes, .4 because to me, every ounce counts. My goal would to be down to about 150. I would be happy with that. I'd like to tone up some of my problem areas... you know... the belly, thighs and upper arms.

I am a work in progress. But that's it, I'm making progress. I am becoming a healthier wife and mother. My son is going to grow with a mom who is active and took care of herself. I want to set a good example for Connor. I want him to be raised in a home where food isn't therapy and the outdoors is your best friend.

So here is to my last 7.4 pounds. May I lose you and never cross your path again.

Here is proof that anyone can do what I'm doing. I ran/walked a 5K on Tuesday night in 42:03 minutes. Again, I'm making progress. My new goal is the next time I set out to run a 5K, I can get my time down to 40 minutes. When I don't want to workout, I just tell myself the reward to far to great. Get up and do it. It's just another step.

 


3 comments:

  1. You are doing SOO awesome! Congrats!

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  2. Nice work! You are so close to your goal! You've come a long way.

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  3. Awesome job!! I had a hard time with the last 15 pounds of baby weight as well. Just didn't seem to want to come off!

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