You may remember when I looked like this:
|Me in 2010 at 190 lbs|
And if you have been around for longer, you may even remember when I looked like this:
|Me in 2009 at 280 lbs|
I wish I could say I still look like that fabulous girl on the top, but I will tell you, that last pregnancy was hard on me. My body really likes to pack on the pounds when pregnant, so this last time wasn't any different. Because of thyroid issues, genetics, painful sciatic nerves, and some bad food choices (Hey, I admit it!) I gained around 60 pounds. I have been really ashamed to admit it. After all the hard work to get it off in the first place, only to gain a huge chuck of it back... well, it was shameful and embarrassing.
|Me a couple months after I had the baby at 250|
Mostly, I stop caring so much. I got sick of stressing about it.
|Taken a month or so ago. Not only was I looking pretty chunky, but I look super|
shifty to boot!!
That first picture of me up there, I was 190 pounds... That is my first goal to reach. So here's the moment of truth. In these last 3 weeks, since I started eating right and running, I have lost 11 pounds. Yay! Which means, oh how this pains me to admit it, 30 pounds to go to get to that 190. I know I can do it! Then after I get there, I need to lose 30 more pounds to get to the ideal weight for my body type and height. That's a total of 60 pounds to go. My BIG goal is to get that off by the end of the year. I know that if I work out, eat right, and don't cheat, that is a very possible goal for me... and I can look smoking hot for Christmas! Wouldn't that be fun?!
So I am going to bring back "Fat Butt Friday" starting next week. I invite anyone to join me in this journey... it's hard to do it alone. I am hoping the Summer Challenge will help me to at least reach that first weight loss goal by the end of the summer. Besides, I have a couple pairs of "skinny pants" still in my drawer just begging to be worn! Wouldn't want to disappoint!