Monday, April 30, 2012

New Series: {Weight Loss Monday}

I am in the final stages of pregnancy weight loss. I have 10 pounds left to hit my goal out of the whopping 78 pounds I had to lose after having my second daughter {Carli}. I am proud of how much weight I have lost but these last 20 pounds have been killing me and now that I have just 10 pounds left I am seriously fighting every pound tooth and nail. Since I finally hit the 10 pound mark I decided to start a {Weight Loss Monday Link Up}. Starting next week I will encourage all of you (who actually read my blog lol) to link up your weight loss over the week or any weight loss you are proud of. 

I will post my stats every Monday and provide before and after pictures. I will post my actual weight (embarrassing as this is). 

I am doing this in order to motivate myself and others who are struggling with some final weight loss. I hope to provide my strategies for attacking this weight and conquering my body desired shape. 

~My Weight Loss Story~

After giving birth to my second daughter Carli (September 6th, 2011), I was carrying 78 pounds of extra weight some from this pregnancy and some from my first daughters pregnancy. Having two children in 18 months definitely took a toll on my body. I will definitely admit that I did not work out much near the end of each pregnancy and I ate whatever I felt like it. I know this is not healthy and I plan on taking care of my body the next time my husband knocks me up. However, the next day after Carli was born, I desperately desired to loose all the weight as soon as possible. I immediately had no desire for unhealthy pregnancy craving type foods and my body wanted to jump from that hospital bed and do sprints till I passed out. Now, even though I wanted this I knew that I needed to treat my body with care after what I just did. Giving birth to a human as all moms know causes major stress to the body. After my first daughters labor I had terrible back problems and it took 9 months for me to not be in constant pain, so this round I decided to take it easy and not work out for 5 weeks. Instead I just watched everything I consumed and ate as healthy as I could. 

Once I hit that 5 week mark, I hit the pavement and started walking and slightly jogging. Every week I increased the amount of time I would run non stop and over the past 7 months of my little Carli's life I have added a mile a month. I can run 7 miles non stop at this time in my life! This fact I am proud of. I try to get outside and run 3-4 times a week, though if the weather is bad or I just can't get out, I work out on my trusty elliptical machine and watch a movie to pass the time by. 

My health and what I put into my body has been a battle on and off over these 7 months. In that I mostly eat healthy and sometimes I will have a week or two where I find that I eat what I want. I have been desperately trying to get this mind set under control. I know that "What I eat can either be the most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison", and I want every decision and every meal to be a wise decision. 

Over the past month I have struggled with get past 160 pounds and I am sick of it. Sick to death of not getting over this stupid plateau. I know what I need to do, and now I just need to do it. "Just do it" I say to myself daily. 

My goal each week is to work out 5-6 days a week, Make every meal a wise decision and eat 9am, 12noon, snack at 3pm and dinner at 4:30pm. 

In order for you to see me from where I was to where I am now, you will have to know my original stats and compare against my current stats which include before and after pictures. Oh god, I am about to be so so embarrassed. 

Original Weight Loss Stats
Weight: 228 pounds
As of September 16th, 2011

Current Weight Loss Stats
Weight: 160 pounds
As of today 4/30/2012

Weight left to lose:
10 pounds. 

Here is my before picture:

Before weightloss CarliAnn192

Here is my current pictures as of today:

weightloss as of 04302012 weighloss as of 4302012


  1. I will be here monday to link up. and that's really awesome how much weight u have lost!!

    1. Sweet! Thanks! I'm excited! It's my first link up and my first series. Can't wait to link up with ya!

    2. Sweet! Thanks! I'm excited! It's my first link up and my first series. Can't wait to link up with ya!

  2. Good for you!!! After 4 kids I am in the same boat you are needing to get off those last few lbs!

  3. Congratulations! Your commitment and hard work shows. I'm a new follower :)

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