Hi All! I've decided to link up with Becky at 'The Java Mama' on Monday's and join in on the Biggest Loser blogger challenge! She posted a summary of her weight loss journey to get things started, so here's mine...
I don't remember thinking much about my body in middle or high school or wanting/needing to lose weight. I got to college, and I didn't know how to cook and eat for myself, so I ultimately ended up gaining weight. I was asked once if I was expecting, and I knew that I needed to lose weight. For Christmas one year, my mom gave me a subscription to Weight Watcher's magazine, as well as, a pass for weight watchers, and I started going. I lost all the weight plus more, and I was SO motivated. I maintained that weight give or take five pounds until Weston was born. After he was born, I stayed about 3-5 lbs above what I was before I got pregnant, but I was happy for the most part with my weight. Fast forward to Baby #2, William was born, and I never really lost any weight. It just didn't happen. I started to exercise some as much as I had time for, but I was exhausted, and I didn't have the motivation. After William stopped breastfeeding in September 2012, I thought I was going to be able to lose weight quickly, and I'd pick up the pace with eating and working out. NOT! I've since gained 5 lbs! Ugh!
So, needless to say, I need some motivation and encouragement to lose some weight and maintain. Today is Day #1 and 2013 is my year! I'm excited, and I'm going to make a life change! I'm not going to post my current weight, because I'm SO embarrassed, but I will say that I'd like to lose 35 pounds over the next year.
Here is today...it was the best I could find, because I tend to stay out of photos right now!
Here are some motivation photos...this is what I want to get back to! :)