Weigh In Wednesday: Update

I haven't weighed in on the blog for quite some time. And the truth is, it's because I was going no where. I have literally stayed the same weight since my 6 week post partum Dr. appt.

But last October I told you about my journey I was starting on. I told you how I was going to weigh in weekly and give you the good with the bad. But I haven't. Mainly because life is busy! And because I hadn't done much to make the scale change either way.

In May I decided I was going to start doing the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge. I was going to start June 1st, but I never did. It's so hard to get motivated sometimes! And so instead of just starting, I decided to start July 1st, and I DID IT!

I took down my weight and measurements on July 1st, and I did the first days exercise. And they kicked my butt. But I did them. And day 2 I did the seconds days, and so on. I won't lie, there are a few of the exercises that I am just plain not coordinated enough to do and so I don't do them and instead a do a few extras of each of the others. And we've been walking in the evenings a few times a week.

One more thing that has helped is that my husband jumped on the bandwagon with me. He helps keep me motivated because he is super motivated and has already lost 3 times what I've lost. Guys lose weight so much faster, and it's not fair! (I just stomped my foot too!) But I really wanted to start slow because I was worried about my milk supply decreasing, but so far, that has not happened!

Now for the good part, numbers and pictures!

On July 1st I weighed 200 even. And on August 1st I weighed 190.

Yep, 10 pounds! And guess what? I worked hard for every pound of that and I am excited!
My measurements on July 1 vs. August 1:

Bust: 41
Waist (at belly button): 46 3/4 
Hips: 47 
Thigh- R: 26 1/2  L: 26 1/4 
Calf- R: 15 1/4  L: 15 1/2 
Bicep- R: 12 1/2  L: 12

Bust: 39
Waist (at belly button): 44
Hips: 45
Thigh- R: 25 1/2  L: 25
Calf- R: 15  L: 15 1/2
Bicep- R: 12  L: 11 1/2


So I've lost 10 pounds and a total of 10 1/4 inches! I'm pretty proud of that! And how have I lost it? I'm not counting points or calories. I'm not wrapping myself in shrink wrap and I'm not taking drops, drinking drinks, or any other "lose weight quick" thing you can do. I flat out started exercising and I have changed what I eat. Soda? Nope, it's not even in the house. Candy? Chips? No and no! We've been filling our plates with veggies and other healthy options! We been making pizzas on flat outs, sandwiches with Laughing cow cheese, drinking water like no other and eating rice cakes or almonds for snacks. We have found so many great food combinations and new things and I plans to start sharing them! So stay tuned for that!

I probably won't check in until day 60 or just after and right now I'm on day 38! 

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  1. keep up the good work mama! You look great!

  2. Congratulations! Such a good and motivating feeling to lose the lbs. Keep up the awesome work!

    Jessica of Kate & Trudy

  3. you go girl! that is some serious progress!

  4. I think before and after pictures are the best! 10 pounds maybe doesn't sound like a lot sometimes, even though it's HARD, but wow it's an amazing difference when you see the photos. When I count calories obsessively, check the scale constantly, etc. that's when it all goes wrong.

  5. dude! you seriously look great - how do you feel? that is so awesome! keep it up :) i like posts like this, it's encouraging!

  6. Congratulations, you look great!

    I lost 35 pounds since I started college three years ago. The first steps are always the hardest because you really have to evaluate your eating and exercise habits and realize you need to change your entire life, but once you get rolling it's much easier to make healthy choices.

    Good luck on the rest of your weight loss journey!


  7. Way to go GIRLFRIEND! You should be so proud of yourself you're doing amazing!! You look great and you will continue with success!! Keep on keeping and I can't wait to see what day 60 has in store!!

  8. Way to go! You look great. I have been trying to get out & workout all summer.

  9. Hello! (:

    Visiting from the friend connect blog hop. Thanks for sharing your weight loss journey with us! Keep on, girlfran, you're doing GREAT!

    - J -

  10. Wow you rock! Thanks for linking up. We are very close in size, but I'm not brave enough to post my numbers on my site. Maybe when I lose a lot more...!


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