As most of my loyal readers know, last year, I lost 40 pounds. Then, in June, I found out I was pregnant with baby #7.
I tried SO hard not to gain a ton of weight with the pregnancy. Unfortunately, it seemed the harder I tried to eat right and exercise, the more weight I put on.
I ended up at 214 pounds at the time I went in to deliver Carly. Just 2 pounds less than I was before I started my weight loss journey last year! YIKES!
I didn’t stress about it too much, though. I knew I had taken it off once before and that I could do it again. After talking with my doctor, I agreed to hold off until Carly was 6 weeks old before I really focused on weight loss.
Well, she was 6 weeks old last Friday. On Saturday, I had my daughter Ashley take my starting picture, and I stepped on the scale.
Here’s my starting picture:
Ugh. It horrifies me to post that picture, but let me tell you – it is GREAT motivation to get my butt back in shape.
My goal is to soon get on a weight loss program that is safe for breastfeeding moms, and I will be talking to my doctor about that in the next week or so. In the meantime, however, I will be working slowly but surely at losing weight the right way. I had a problem with low milk supply after Gage was born, so I need to be careful not to do anything that could affect my milk supply for Carly. I really, really want to make it a full year of nursing her.
That being said, we are going on a cruise next February. I have a dress that I bought years ago, and it is my goal to be able to fit back into that dress before we go on the cruise. So, I have approximately 11 months from the time the picture above was taken to lose about 65 pounds.
I will weigh in once a week on my Fitbit scale. You can follow my progress on my Fitbit profile. I will also tweet my weight once a week using the hashtag #angieweighsin – so be sure to follow me on twitter. And, there will be blog updates. I’m just not sure how often yet. (Any input?)
If you’d like to join me on this journey, let me know, and we can start a weekly linky to post our progress. There’s nothing more motivating than posting your progress for all the world to see!
I know I can do this, and I covet your support until that very last pound is GONE. I hope you’ll offer your tips and encouragement here on the blog.
Ok, ready…. Here we go!!!