Weight Loss So Far...

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Friday, October 15, 2010


So it's October, I am not where I hoped I'd be...I had hoped to be in my dress this month and heading to a park to get some beautiful pictures done. I still want to do some beautiful pictures..But I don't' think it's going to happen in my wedding dress...Maybe in the sweet little dress I bought for a wedding we're going to tomorrow. We'll see.

But I wanted to update.
This was me last November, 4 sweet months after my little girly was born.

My Week One (December 17ish, 2009)
Measurements were:
waist: 36.5"
Hips: 47.5
Thighs: 26.5
Bust 47.5
Arms: 13
Weight: 195 (in this pic I was probably more like 201-204 :0/)
Size: 16

October 15, 2010
waist 33.5"
hips 41"
thighs: 23.5"
Bust: 38"
arms: 11.5
weight 172.
Size: 12! Skinny jeans!

After a very rough week, and when I broke the 175 milestone (of getting below it that is) I thought "I'm going to spend some money on myself!". I decided to do some thing daring, skinny jeans. I have never tried them before. I thought they would make me look dumpy and waaay too curvy (in a bad way). I think they actually work for me! I love them, they are the most comfortable jeans I ever worn (I found the right cut, I think I've been buying the wrong cut for my body...I've learned so much about that stuff this year!)

It' a little blurry but it shows a profile pic.

Yay for me! I'm still running- ran 5 miles (in one shot) this past week. Planning on running in a local cities "Christmas 5miler" on December 11th.
I'm still limiting sugar (though I think I need to be more strict) have been limiting refined carbohydrates and trying to cut back on my gluten intake. I know I will hit my goal of 150 with time (and hopefully before I get pregnant again! :0) Slow and steady.

I think I will continue my journey on here, even though I didn't "hit my goal", I accomplished SO much. I have learned so much about myself and my body this year. I think it all really started with my VBAC. Not to chalk natural birth up to every thing, because it isn't. But I met a new part of myself the day I met my second born.
I met strengths I didn't know I had. I learned things with my firstborn too, I was born as a Mother the day she was born. I grew in Patience's, grace, and humility in more ways than I could say with my firstborn- it was life changing in a different way.

But facing my fears with my second, and overcoming: has changed a different part of me, deepened a different part of me. I wonder if that's what happens with every child? They shape you in different ways. Either way, I'm so thankful for this journey. I can't believe how strong I feel and amazing.

Thanks to every one for your encouragement, and support along the way!!! I'm going to continue! It's been a lot of fun! See you in the next post!

Ultimate goal?

Waist 32"
Bust: 36"
Hips: 36"
thighs: 24
Arms 12"
weight: 150

Going to get there! Have surpassed it in some ways!!!


  1. You are doing great! Yay to you for continuing. <3 You can totally do this!!!

  2. HJ you look amazing!!! The skinny jeans are totally flattering your figure. One day, I"m gonna get there too :)