Let me start by saying that I dislike exercise and I love to eat. These two factors make it very hard for me to lose weight, and they are the primary reasons I'm overweight to begin with. (Well, OK, some serious emotional stress eating plays a big part I'm sure.)
But seeing my weight creep back up past 210, at the same time that my oldest daughter has started noticing physical beauty ("Mommy? Is my hair pretty?") was enough of a wake-up call for me to demand that I set a better example for her and her sister. I don't want to be a fat mom. I don't want to have the health problems that go along with obesity lead me to an early grave. And while I'm bound to embarrass my girls for thousands of reasons in the future, I'd rather my weight not be one of those reasons.
And, of course, in the short term I want to look hot for Blogher.
So anyway, this long build up is all so I can show you my results so far. My weight loss this week was a big fat 0, which has me holding at a loss of 5 pounds this month. I started the 30 Day Shred at the beginning of the month, choosing to do the shred 2-3 days a week and My Fitness Coach another 2-3 days a week. I started Weight Watchers mid-month, but also tried to watch my food intake before then.
While I can't say I've got results like The Biggest Loser, I can say that in three weeks there is a noticeable difference. What do you think?
That's 22 days worth of progress! The scale may not be moving much, but it's obvious my body is changing. The lighting and location are a little different, but I tried to stand in mostly the same position wearing the same clothing.
Look at my pants! They were so much tighter in the first photos, but are now baggy! And my midsection is much smaller! (Sadly, I will admit that I have suffered quite a loss of boobage as well. I must come to terms with the fact that I will soon be a B cup again.) I'm going to need smaller workout gear soon!
I'm your average mom who has a lot of stress. I have a hard time losing weight, and little willpower. I know how easy it is to make excuses, because I've made them all.
But if I can do it, you can too.