I can’t believe I’m posting the first picture, but that’s where I was just after Kaylynn was born in May 2011. When I saw this picture I felt so discouraged about how much weight I had gained - about sixty pounds. I immediately started eating better and working out at home as soon as I had the doctor’s clearance. At the end of September I joined a gym and was down to about 200 pounds, but I didn’t really lose any more weight until after I was done breastfeeding.
In March I used my birthday money to buy new workout clothes to fit my slowly shrinking body, and it made me feel better at the gym. Today I worked out in a tank top from my “small clothes” box. I am feeling good about my progress so I thought I’d take a picture and compare it to the March photo for a little self-motivation. I’m getting there! I just crossed over into the 170’s and I have 15 pounds to go until I’m back to where I was before I got pregnant.
The truth of weight loss is that it is a sloooow and hard process for me. What I need to do is simple: count calories and exercise. But the hard part is sticking with it every day even when the scale isn’t budging. But it’s great having these days of inspiration and focusing on the progress rather than how long it’s taking. We just picked up a monthly car payment so I’ll be quitting the gym in about six weeks to help pay for that. We’ll see how far I can get before that deadline.