Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The First 5 Pounds : a weight loss journey :

I realized today that I hadn't shared anything about my weight loss journey here yet.  
Two & a half weeks ago I purchased a 3-month subscrition to Weight Watcher's Online Program.

I've "struggle" with my weight for the past few years.  To be honest, my whole life I was tall & thin.
As I got older, my body changed little by little but it wasn't a "bad" thing.  I loved my new curves.
At 5'7" I was comfortable with my 135-140 lbs. When I was pregnant with Memphis, I gained about 80 lbs and was 211 lbs at my last checkup.  I had been retaining a lot of water, so after he was born I lost most of the weight easily.  Nursing him helped too.  Again, my body had changed... but I was proud of the reason why.  I was back to 140 lbs when I got pregnant with Ruby... I gained 45 lbs that pregnancy.  Again... Just a few days after she was born I easily fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes:


My weight stayed relatively the same for the next few years.  I never really "had to" exercise or watch what I ate... 

The past 2 or 3 years, though, have been a different story.  Again, I was getting older and my body was changing.  I knew I was gaining weight, but instead of doing something about it, I just made sure to buy larger clothes.  Looking back, the weight gain definitely started when Memphis started acting out and his behaviors started causing problems at daycare & school.  It was totally stress-related.  Without a doubt.  Unfortunately, even with a diagnosis, things weren't easy.  It has taken us years to get Memphis on the right medication & to know the right interventions to help him get through his days.  Oh, my husband also suffered a major depression during that time and it was hard on all of us.  Emotionally & financially.

I started hating my body, but instead of getting into a healthy routine, I continued hiding it with cute clothes...


I'm tired of not being comfortable and have finally made the decision to get healthy.
I'm not even setting a "goal weight."  I would love to be able to say I lost 30 lbs... but what I want is to feel good, look good and be happy with my body again.  Maybe that'll happen 10 lbs from now... maybe 35.  I just know that I've lost the first 5 and it feels great!

What I love about Weight Watchers is that I'm still able to eat my favorite meals & foods... in smaller portions and with a better attitude.  The fact that I paid for a subscription means I will hold myself accountable for what I eat... I'm cheap that way.  ;)

I'm stocking the fridge with lots of fruits & veggies and making sure I don't bring home any foods I would be tempted to eat that I shouldn't... so far, so good!!  Wish me luck!


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49 comments

  1. You look great doll, it is not easy to loose weight. I've always been skinny like a plank, but after having my girls, I love my curves, but not having the time to work out as I did before, my toning has gone away a bit, so I need to get back into it and eat better too. I am a sweet freak, so I need to cut that!! You are doing awesome!! And look fantastic xx

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  2. Well done you, thats fab. However might I say you look amazing as you are. Like Dainty Dolls I love my curves but must admit to having a little more than I should at the moment. They need to go before summer otherwise I won't fit in my summer clothes.

    X x

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  3. I do wish you the best of luck, because I know this struggle so well! Seeing the pounds melt away in the early stages of a weight loss journey is so rewarding - a great feeling!! Congratulations on the first 5 lbs - I'm sure you already feel so much better. For me, it's a battle that will probably never be over - I just love food (junk food) so much - but I keep reminding myself how much better I feel and how much more comfortable I am in my clothes and in my own skin. It's worth it! :)

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  4. Congrats on your first five pounds! You are doing fantastic!! My aunt lost 70 lbs on weight watchers last year! Please keep posting your progress, it's so inspirational.
    XOXO
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  5. I started weight watchers at the first of the year & now I am down 22 pounds! I love weight watchers! Good luck, you'll do amazing!!

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  6. Weight Watchers is a great program. I've done is several times. (I've struggled with my weight my whole life and I'm a slow learner apparently.) If I can do it, anyone can. Congrats on the first 5!

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  8. I feel ya Lena. I gained about 30-35lbs after a car accident and after 5years have only managed to lose 10-15 of those pounds.

    I'm working on eating better and excerising but trying not to focus on the 15 left to go; instead focusing on toning and feeling overall better. I think that's easier of a goal :)


    Good luck and keep us posted on your journey!! <3

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