I am bringing WWW BACK to my blog. Starting today! It's happening. Time to get back on the fit train and stay there!
For those of you new to my blog, Erin @ BlueEyedBride, Mojito Maven @ MakeMineAMojito and I started Weight Watchers Wednesday back in the fall of 2008 (that's INSANE to think about)! Erin found out she was pregnant that same fall and I found out I was pregnant in January of 2009 so WWW kind of got kicked to the curb! But I am here to proclaim: I AM BACK!
I won't go all into my weight gain/loss journey... you can read it here! But lets just say, it's been quite a journey! The key points to remember are...
- At my biggest in September 2008, I weighed 164 and wore a size 10.
- WWW started and I got on the fit train and lost 25 pounds and weighed 139 and wore a size 6. (see before and after below)
- Got pregnant in January 2009
- By the time I delivered on October 5, 2009, I had gained 65 pounds! (see picture below)
And now back to the present. Let me briefly explain how I gained 65 pounds! (well besides being pregnant) My doctor wanted me to gain 30-35 pounds. Well, that lasted about 6 months. I did great until I hit week 20. I don't know what happened to me. I started eating and couldn't stop! I also met back up with a familiar face, Mr. Dr. Pepper! He did some of the damage. Between pizza, Mexican, Italian, fast food and candy... and don't forget Dr. Pepper... that 65 lbs was on me in no time! I worked out until around week 24. Then my body ached and I was so tired, I just quit! The combo of my body not working out and eating like crap = FAST WEIGHT GAIN!
Of course the 25 lbs I had just lost right before I got pregnant came back fast. I had been on a strict diet and a crazy workout routine that my body could no longer handle now that I had a baby depending on me to grow and be healthy! I started our slowly getting back on a "normal" eating regimen... and then out of no where, I couldn't stop myself from eating like a cow. I will be honest and say I consumed a large thin crust pizza all by myself one night... ashamed? yes! was it good?? ohhh so good!
So where am I now? I've got good and bad news!
Good news is... I have lost 45 pounds in 13 weeks.
Bad news is... I weight 168 and can't get in my size 10's. (except 3 pair of Gap Trouser pants)
I am NOT ok with that, but I also realize that my hips spread (boy did they with an 8 lb 15 oz baby) and they aren't back to their normal shape (YET!). I am carrying a lot of weight in my hips.
What am I doing to "Get Thin in 2010"??? Six weeks after Addison was born, (and my Dr cleared me) I bolted back to the gym! Started running, lifting weights, classes, whatever I could! I had a wedding to be in January 2. I started eating better, but not great like I did before! The difference between losing weight now and how I did at the end of 2008 is I don't have the time that I did! I used to dedicate 2 hours to the gym at least 5 days a week. I can't do that now. I have a baby at home that I miss more than I can explain. I go to the gym now for an hour 4-5 days a week! I am focusing mainly on cardio and abs and I do lift weights about 2 days a week! My priorities have changed. If I was a SAHM things might be different but I work 8 hours a day, take care of my husband, baby and house (and by that I mean cook, clean and love) :)
These last 20 pounds are going to be the toughest I know! But I am determined to have them off in 4 months MAX! I can do it. I did it before. YES I CAN! We are back to healthy eating in my household, back to the gym and ready for some changes! (Adam may or may not have gained some sympathy weight while I was pregnant!)
I am training for my first 5K, to be followed by a 10K or 2 then a half marathon! Adam and I are doing these together so we have each other to motivate and encourage one another :) And I can be TOUGH!
Here is a picture from the rehearsal dinner from this past weekend, New Year's Day! You can get an idea of the progress I've made, but scroll to the top to see how I will look in 4 months MAX :) I am determined and I am READY! Here's to BEING THIN IN 2010!