I've never been skinny.
Well, that's a lie. I was crazy thin when I was three.
Not sure what happened after that.
Oh yes I am. I discovered sugar.
Anyways, the point is I've always had difficulty controlling my weight. I can be super motivated one week and then completely not care the next. It's mental for me for sure. I was my thinnest as an adult at my wedding almost 4 years ago. I lost just over 75 lbs. and was 6 lbs. away from my ultimate goal weight. It's a number I have been striving for since, well, as long as I can remember.
Well, we went on a cruise for our honeymoon. 24 hour buffet. Enough said, right? I never hit my goal. I didn't gain everything back, but slowly the weight started to come back on. Here I am, 3 years later, 15 weeks pregnant with my little snuggle bug.
Let me assure you, that is not all baby belly. There's a little bit of Mama belly in there as well. I would venture to say I was about 30 lbs. heavier in this picture than at my wedding. Ick.
But that was nothing compared to what I was in this picture. 38 weeks pregnant. 30 MORE lbs. later.
I know, I know. Beautiful pregnant lady. Growing a baby. All that jazz. But I was huge. I felt huge and I looked huge...everywhere. My dreams of being one of those cute pregnant ladies that were all belly were dashed. But honestly, I didn't really care. I was going to get my baby girl and I figured I would deal with the aftermath when she was here.
Well, my friends, she's definitely here and that time is now.
I've been on Weight Watchers since Natalie was 5 weeks old. They have a specific program for nursing mothers (14 extra points, hell yeah!) so I've been working that for now. I lost 20 lbs. pretty quickly after giving birth but clearly I have some baby weight + mama weight still to lose. In fact, I was pretty much right back to where I started so many years ago before my wedding. A daunting task to say the least.
Today was a great day in my fight against the bulge. I hit my 10% goal! I have lost 23.5 lbs. since starting WW. It's going to be a long journey and it will probably take me longer than it takes for my daughter to celebrate her first birthday, but this time...this time I will hit my goal. And I'm going to stay there!
I'm so happy I have this venue to stay motivated and accountable with my dear friends! Thank you all so much for your support! Loves!