|Here I am on Day 1 of taking back my body|
Weight has always been an issue for me since high school. I turned 18 and then BAM 20 pounds seemed to have magically appeared on me over the summer. And so began my struggle with weight.
I have tried quite a few weight loss trends. I have been most successful in reaching my weight loss goals by following Jenny Craig. I even became a consultant. I loved supporting people with their weight loss goals. I knew exactly where they were coming from and what their struggles were (most of the time) but the thing with me was once I stopped eating the Jenny Craig food and tried to follow the plan on my own, I would always end up back where I started. I love food, any excuse to eat something delicious and I am there!
|3 days after finding out I was pregnant|
Can you imagine my fear when I found out I was pregnant. I put a plan in action thinking I could control how much weight I gained during pregnancy. My goal was to gain between 20 and 30 pounds well lets just double that number and maybe add 5 more pounds! UGGHH I hope someone out there can relate! Otherwise I am doomed.
I lost 30 pounds in the first month after giving birth! I felt great, like losing the rest of the weight was going to be a breeze. I mean come on, everyone says "Breast Feeding is the best weight loss plan"
I was thinking this is going to be so easy, I am going to hit my pre-pregnancy weight in no time, I may even dare, do I dream to say it, hit my WEDDING DAY weight before my son turns one! SWEET... except in my case.
MY BREAST FEEDING = GAIN 10 POUNDS.....
and have absolutely nothing in your closet to wear but pregnancy clothes! Double UGGHH!!
So lets tally up the numbers (and I know it should not be a 'number thing' but a 'how you feel thing') I need to lose a glorious 40 pounds
So today August 23rd 2011 is the day I take back my body, I will reach my goal, I will be wearing my birthday outfit next year. The same Birthday Outfit I have tried to squeeze into with no luck for the last 3 years, I will enjoy looking at pictures of myself again (yes I was a little vain once upon a time but seriously I was photogenic).
The first item on my weight loss agenda is to run the entire CIBC 5km run for the Cure. I believe in this cause and I feel 5km is a great goal to set and achieve in 5ish weeks. I will make sure to keep you all updated on my journey to reaching my goal . Words of encouragement and advice are always welcome!!
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