ok I have lost 74 pounds (and yes I am counting 22 twice) but I still have 20 more to go (ok really 15.5) Wow it is taking a long time. I did not realized when I decided to only loose 1 pound a month it would take years to loose the weight. My eyes pop out of my head as I write this, 74 pound? Wow that is a lot of weight.
Do you wonder what secret weight loss plan I am using, yea the big secret was giving birth (delivering Nick helped drop 20 pounds, they were the most terrible to loose, but delivering Maddie I gained 5), the next big secret is I stopped breastfeeding (after a year), I don’t know why because most people find that breastfeeding melts off the pounds but I was so hungry I did not loose any weight while breast feeding. Then I started eating healthier (like perhaps only 2 desserts after dinner instead of the 4 I was eating when I was breastfeeding (you figuring out why I lost no weight?), once I was eating healthy (like replacing 3pm dessert with veggies and dip or meatballs) then I started eating less (really just not over eating), I was really overeating at my moms and grandmas houses, they are just such good cooks. So I am down to 135.5 and I either have to eat less or exercise more….and I just don’t want to do either (although I was doing ok on eating for the day until I ate 5 marshmallows, and I don’t even like them).
I am shocked that I have lost 74pounds…that means I used to be FAT. I am so surprised looking back at pictures, yep I was fat, I mean I knew I was… but in my head I was still the skinny young adult I was before I had kids.
You might think Laura you are 5’6″ 135 is a just fine weight (BMI says it is) but I have a 36″ waist*, oh yea that is a nice look. (only doing 5 abdominal workouts since Maddie was born (almost 2 years ago) may have a bit to do with that)) I look like a stuffed sausage in my size 6 jeans. Oh pre-pregnancy body I miss you, I wish I had appreciated you when I had you…if only I had known how bad it could get. Here is to my giant version of my former self!
* waist meaning where my pants go, below my belly button. If I measure up where pants went in the ’90’s it is only 33. Anyway 37-33-40 is a long way from 34-25-35.