Wednesday, August 28, 2013

a new start

It's a sad, sad day when you forget you even have a blog dedicated to losing weight.

I got an update on Facebook saying someone had "liked" the Skinny Jeans Facebook page and I was like, "Wha?!" (say that like the minion on Despicable Me)

I seriously thought I deleted this blog for some reason. I think it was more of the "out of sight, out of mind" that made me forget about it.

Here's an update on me.

I had a baby in February and gained...wait for it...50+ pounds during my pregnancy. I was 2 points away from having gestational diabetes (which is scary and probably why my baby was so big two weeks early!). I had good intentions for eating healthy during my pregnancy as I was terrified of gaining weight. I was already overweight when I got pregnant and the thought of having more weight to lose was overwhelming. But alas, I started eating whatever I wanted while I was pregnant and the pounds crept on. 

Another contributing factor to the weight gain was the fact that I developed preeclampsia. I was retaining so much water & was so so swollen. But honestly, that could have only added a few pounds. 

Anyway, to make a long story short, I had my baby 2 weeks early (he was 9 pounds - you can read more about that on my personal blog) and by 12 weeks, I was down to my pre-baby weight. I was eating less, but not really exercising (I was too freaked out to take my baby outside in the cold) but I was nursing which I think helped a lot.

And now I am stuck at a weight that I've been for the past 3 years. 
I'm starting over, once again. Something has got to click this time and I've got to keep at it. 

So if anyone out there is still reading this blog, please share your advice. What has worked for you? What keeps you motivated? How did you get to the point where it "just clicked"? 

Hope you stay with me through this!


1 comment:

Ashley said...

I'm just as confused as you are! As you know, I did Medifast for about a month and a half and lost almost 20 lbs., but got tired of eating the prepackaged food. I've started eating "normal" again, and think I've pretty much maintained. But I HAVE to be super careful bc if I'm not, the weight will come back. I'm thinking of doing WW, but don't want to pay the $50/month. I've also looked into eating raw, but it looks to challenging. Within the next few days I have a book coming called "Shred: The Revolutionary Diet" that lays out a meal plan for you each day for six weeks, and promises that you'll lose 20 pounds and/or two dress sizes (I think I'm remembering that correctly). I'm looking forward to it because it's eating normal food, but it' definitely portions it out for you so you don't overeat. This is my main problem...overeating.

Sorry for the novel. I'll let you know how Shred goes.

Good luck!