I'm so happy that I decided to do this.
Ever since having Emerson I was stuck at a weight. I gained 39 pounds with him. I started at 130 and was 169 the day before I delivered. At 2 weeks post partum I was down to 145ish so that was FANTASTIC! However, I was still stuck there as of 6 weeks ago.
My online due date group decided to put together this weight loss challenge, we each put in $10 into the pot and the person at the end of 8 weeks who loses the most percentage will win the money! I'm so glad I decided to join because I feel amazing!!
So what have I done in 6 weeks?
I haven't exercised much that's for sure. I haven't had time and with school starting life was hectic. Now that Avery is in school and I have a jogging stroller I'll be going on jogs in the morning with Emerson.
I have changed my proportions a LOT. I have cut back a ton, but I'm not really watching what I eat much.
I eat a fiber one bar for breakfast every morning, that's it and it usually holds me over until 12 or 1. Then I'll usually jut grab like a sandwich for lunch or 1 pack of ramen noodles and then dinner is a usual dinner that I make, but it's smaller portions.
For snacks I'll grab some fruit or veggies. You need to eat every 4 hours to keep your metabolism up, so keep that in mind. Eating more often helps you lose more weight.
That's it. It has been nothing special, but I have learned that cutting back on proportions makes the world of difference.
So how have I done??
I have also lost 10". 1" from my waist, 3" from my belly button, 2" from my hips and 2" from each thigh! I feel AMAZING and more energized. It's amazing what a little weight can do.
I'm happy where I am. I was wanting to fit into three quarters of my jeans by fall and I've done it. I had to buy size 6 shorts for the summer because none of mine fit me, but I just bought myself a new pair of size 4 jeans and they fit me like a glove. I also wore a pair of capris last week that didn't fit me a few weeks prior. I'm so happy to be losing this weight.
I would like to get down to 130 where I as when I got pregnant with Emerson.
But to say I've lost 12 pounds right now is AMAZING to me!!!