Disclaimer: Do not be offended if you weigh more than I did or do and do not be disgusted of you weigh less....this is MY story. (My BMI for a healthy body at my height is 122-140 lbs. Overweight goes up to 171 lbs. and Obese starts at 172 lbs.)
December 2001- I weighed 120 when I got married.
February 2003- I weighed 135 when I got pregnant with Jane. (Yep I gained the newlywed 15:)
After having Jane and Tobe- I hovered around 160. I was ok with this; after all "I was just going to get pregnant again".
July 2007-in my last month of pregnancy with Aly I was pushing 200 lbs. I was miserable and could hardly move let alone chase 2 young kids.
July 26, 2007-I went to deliver Aly and they asked my weight. I had kept it a secret from Brett (who weighs 145 on a good day) the whole pregnancy and I was mortified to tell the nurse in front of Brett. I reluctantly said, "I think 195:("
August 6, 2007- I began Weight Watchers with a good friend Jenna. She had started it when she had her 3rd child and had been successful so I was inspired. I weighed 181 lbs. (Aly was 8lbs. 14 oz. so I really had only lost about 6 lbs since I had her) I lost 6 lbs. in the first week of weight watchers so I was hooked.
September 4 2007- I went to my 6 week check up and realized for my BMI I was obese...yep obese!!
September 2007-I plateau at 169 for 3 weeks.
October 2007- I began walking with Kadee (a good friend in my ward. I owe most of my success to her) We walked 2.8 miles (45 min) 5 days a week throughout the winter. Yes it was cold but it was worth it and it helps to have someone to go with.
November 2007-I got to the 150's (bye bye size 14)
December 2007-I was happy to maintain in the 150's throughout the holidays.
January 2008-toward the middle of January I got to the 140's. I was so close to my goal so soon that I slacked and stayed at 148 until March. (bye bye size 12)
March 2008-I began running. We run 3.1 miles 3 times a week and walk the other 2 days. I am training for a 10k and decided to start with a 5k (which I will run April 26 and I feel ready:)
April 17 2008- I saw my goal:):) I weighed myself and I am 140.0. I decided to push to 135 though because that is how much I weighed when I got pregnant with Jane.
I still have a lot of toning to do and a little bit of weight to lose by Aly's birthday but I am happy with my success. I owe a lot of it to Jenna and Kadee but it was my feet that were walking and running and it is my tummy that was hungry so I am proud of myself.
It really wasn't that hard. It helps to have a running partner. No matter how cold it is or how tired you are, you get out there when someone is waiting.
And it helped to do the diet with a friend. We share recipes and good days as well as the bad days when we binge.
For me it is a life long process. I will never stay healthy without constant work but it is worth it. I feel good and can actually get out and play with my kids without getting tired and winded.
...to be continued!!