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Celebrating Weight-Loss Victories

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Today is a significant milestone in my post-baby weight-loss.  I am celebrating thirty pounds lost since my first weigh-in on January 2nd of this year. It has been around 3.5 months (109 days to be exact) of dedication to weight-loss and I have to say, I am happy with the results! I am down to a healthy Body Mass Index (22) and feel great. I have just 7 pounds to lose to reach my goal.  The goal I set is a comfortable weight for me and one that I can/have maintained (in a non-pregnant or breast-feeding state) 😛 for most of my adult life. I am SO happy to be back and thankful for everyone that has supported me during the past few months! Happy Healthy Spring Y’all!

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Personal 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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Today is day 30 of my personal weight loss journey. I wasn’t planning to share a blog post on this until I reached half-way to my final goal, but I decided the relative humiliation of posting these photos is worth the inspiration that they may provide to others. This inspiration came from a friend of mine Anna B. who recently shared her weight-loss journey with her entire list of Facebook friends (complete with her starting weight). Thank you Anna for putting yourself ‘out-there’ and inspiring me to do the same. I hope that if there is anyone out there that needs inspiration they will find some here!

I started out 30 days ago, feeling like my ‘baby-weight’ had been hanging around for long enough. My baby was 5 months old and I was still wearing some of my maternity jeans (*blush*). I know I’m not the only one who struggles with losing weight gained during (and yes, even after) pregnancy. I am thankful to my friends who understand and provide support even while they tackle their own weight battles.

My weight-loss goals are not just about fitting into my skinny jeans. More importantly they are about my health. Unfortunately I am predisposed to developing Type II Diabetes (having endured Gestational Diabetes X3).  I have a healthy fear of Diabetes that can only be instilled by growing up with a sibling with T1D.

So, 30 days ago, in my own quest to lower my risk of T2D, and fit into those dusty jeans again, I took the first post-pregnancy steps toward weight-loss. 🙂 As a busy mom, I chose Nutrisystem as my partner in this challenge. You can see why I am happy with this choice in my photo below!

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If you have any questions or need support in your own weight-loss challenge, feel free to contact me!  Together We Are Stronger!