Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thinner Thursday Week 1

Recently I found a picture of myself on one of Daycare Mom's Blog posts. Yikes! That about sums up how I feel about that picture. It was a full body shot and mercilessly shows every curve that has graced my body since becoming pregnant with the Little One. There are very few pictures of me since the Little One's birth and for good reason.

I have lost zero weight since I gave birth 7 months ago. After leaving the hospital I had only lost 25 of the 65 pounds I gained while pregnant. The extra weight I have been carrying around is seriously affecting my every day life. Not only is it depressing every time I look in the mirror, but I am embarrassed when out in public. I have very few clothes that fit and I refuse to buy more. I avoid anyone I knew before I had the Little One. I have not once worn a bathing suit this summer. My knees are screaming at me every night to lose the weight.

Even though I am struggling with my weight, I always find an excuse to do nothing about it. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • It's summer here in Florida, so it's too hot to walk outside.
  • It's not safe to walk in the early morning or late evening when it is cooler.
  • I can't take the girls to the park and walk because the Big One wants to play at the playground.
  • If I had a treadmill I would exercise...but I don't so I won't.
  • I don't have time.
  • I'm nursing so I can't eat less.
  • I don't have the self control to watch what I eat.
I have tried to exercise, watch my carbs and fat intake, but I am an immediate gratification kind of girl. I eat right one day, the next day I step on the scale and don't see it move so I give up. It's all a vicious cycle.

I am finally ready. I am ready to be in pictures with my family. I am ready to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes. I am ready to feel good about myself again. In order to be successful I need accountability. What better way than to put it on my blog, right? Starting today the excuses end. I am going to exercise at least 3 times a week and start to eat better. Each week, I will share my loss (or gain) for the week. When I have reached my goal, I will post my before and after pictures. (I just can't bear to post a pic now) Losing 30 pounds will get me back into some of my clothes, but ultimately I am setting a goal of 50 pounds.

The excuses end today. The journey to a new me begins today. Wish me luck!


  1. new follower from the tgif hop!
    I am right there with you! When i read this i felt as though i was reading my own words! ha! love it!
    After having 3 back to back to back babies I am on a journey to lose 100 lbs overall have lost 45 so far. but the last few months have been exactly right here with ya!
    I blog about my journey on sundays!
    Misty @
    looking forward to reading more !
    You can do it!

  2. Welcome! Congrats on the 45 pounds! It helps having other people who are also fighting the battle of the bulge as supporters! I look forward to following your journey as well!

  3. I am with you Jen! :) Down 30 but would like to lose about 50 more! It's tough but watching my Mom go through chemo and knowing that being overweight puts you at a higher risk for breast cancer is enough motivation for me! I am sure you will do great!