40 pounds down , pregnancy and post pregnancy weight gone finally !! yayyyy
Friday, May 13, 2011
So i am really excited i finally shed the 15 pounds i gained during my last 2 months of pregnancy and the extra 25 i packed on after having my daughter making me 40 lbs lighter since i started this journey a year ago. The difference between me now and a year ago is quite tremendous to me. A year ago i daily took high blood pills because my blood pressure shot up so high at the end of my pregnancy and remained high even after and i also took water retention pills daily because my body would constantly hold water i have woken up at times gaining 16 lbs of water weight(which always took a week or 2 to get back to normal weight) and feeling as if my skin would rip open due to the swelling this continue for well over a year. Last april i was at my highest weight 232 i decided i wanted to lose some weight, i was not happy with my life and my appearance ..... finally tired of wearing big clothes trying to hide the fat, i was tired of trying my best NOT to get noticed, i was tired of feeling depressed and limited social activities because i did not want to be seen... my depression over my weight gain, my total lose of confidence i decided it was time to make a change. I joined this site sometime last year and got a gym membership.... to be honest i have not used this site for anything more then tracking my pounds in the beginning i workout daily for a month lose 20 lbs....then came summer and the gym pretty much went out the window and since then i can count the times i been to gym on maybe 1 hand... but amazingly even tho i i stopped my exercising routine i still managed to lose another 15 lbs which i give credit solely to me cutting out junk food ALOT. I loved junk food, chocolate, cookies, chips and pop and mmm pizza i could eat a few slices no problem at all.... these things i now barely eat and i thank god i was able to lose the amount i did. I am still not my goal weight and i still have at least 40 more lbs to go and i plan to continue to use this site to track my fitness and calories.... now that i explored the site more i find it soooo motivating the success stories bring me to tears because i want that for myself, i want to be the happy confident person i once was and i am well on my way.