I have decided to link up with Becky at The Java Mama to finally get this baby weight off. I have had several people in the past 6 months ask me if I was pregnant and I'm tired of it. Recently a client asked me "How's the belly?" Talk about a slap in the face. Anyway, I figured I would be honest in this post so that my new readers will understand my struggles.
My senior year of high school, I weighed 160 pounds. I hated being one of the heaviest of all my friends and the summer after I graduated, I lost 30 pounds. While in college I was able to join a gym which helped me keep the weight off. Like everyone else, my weight would fluctuate between 5-10 pounds. I was able to keep the weight off from 1999-2009. By November 2009 I was back up to 145. December 2009 I found out I was pregnant and at my first appointment at the end of January, my weight was right at 155. I weighed 187 the day I went in for my c-section. It has been so hard for me to get this baby weight off. I have been a runner for years and love it! Running alone will not get this weight off. As of today, I weigh 174. I am not a horrible eater, but I do sometimes indulge in sweets.
What do I want to result from this?!? Two things.....1) Parker turns three in September and I would love to be able wear a cute outfit and not hide from the camera. 2) Lee and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I want to look good in a bathing suit for our anniversary trip.
I can do this and will give it my all. Lee has lost 25 pounds in the past 9 months by running and cutting back on carbs and sugar. He is a great support system. I signed up for a 10k on January 12 with a friend. I signed up back in December because I knew I would need something at the beginning of the year to get my hiney motivated. Good luck to everyone!