I started really trying to lose weight about 2 months ago. During July though, we went on vacation, I didn’t gain on weight (amazingly) but didn’t lose any either. I’ve dedicated myself into not overeating, which has been a huge problem for myself, and going to the gym and working out at least 4 times a week.
My motivation for losing weight was I was about 40 lbs over my pre-baby weight. My “baby” is almost 2 years old. I wanted to lose the weight now before those extra 40 lbs decided they were at home and would stay forever.
Another motivation of mine was that my daughters love to play. They love to jump, climb up trees, and go through tunnels. When mommy is constantly fussing at her shirt and can’t fit through the tunnels, all the fun is gone.
My last motivation to lose weight is I have 2 teenage sisters who are gorgeous and thin. Not to sound like I am comparing myself because I get that they are teenagers and can eat what they want and still look fab, but it’s hard to go places with two gorgeous sisters who are also thin. My family is awesome, but they know what I used to look like and it gets a little depressing when everyone knows that I “used” to be like them. No one ever criticizes me of course, they all encourage me because I can get depressed at times about it. I’m not trying to go allll the way back to pre-baby weight, because, well that’s just ridiculous. I was 115 lbs back then, waaay to thin for me. But I’d still like to steal my sisters clothes every now and then.
So here is my progress: I’ve lost about 15 lbs, and 3 pant sizes. I love how I’m looking and feeling. About 10 more lbs and my sisters clothes will be mine!!! (oh and I’l be healthier too)