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!
Just a quick check-in to let y’all share in my excitement. Today marks MINUS TWENTY POUNDS (-20.2 to be exact)! I feel great. It is amazing how if you really buckle down and focus, you can transform your body/health in just two months. I won’t say short months because that would minimize the fact that in the 56 days that I have been focused on weight-loss I have had to resist countless diet-breakers. But it was obviously worth every treat I passed up, and every time I joined friends/family at a restaurant and chose the Asian Chicken Salad with no noodles and dressing on the side (all while the scents/sights of the diet-breaking danced around me). Okay, it wasn’t that bad. Once you get used to passing up the fatty foods it gets pretty easy, and soon you find yourself craving an Asian Chicken Salad with no noodles and dressing on the side, instead of those Chicken Strips & Fries.
I know some of you like me love the inspiration in before/after photos, so here ya go!
Yep those are skinny jeans. 😛 In other news, my BMI is now in the healthy range according to NutriSystem and I have just 8 pounds to the target BMI for my height! YAY! Now if I could just get on the fitness wagon. I’m hoping the 5K and 8K that I’m registered for will start to motivate me. You can donate to my fundraising campaign for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 8K here: http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/raquellangmonsaas Thank you so much!
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!
If you have any questions or need support in your own weight-loss challenge, feel free to contact me! Together We Are Stronger!