Post # 1
I weighed about 180 when I got engaged a little over 3 years ago. (I’m 5’10”) I hovered between 183 and 187 for the next year and a half until I got pregnant. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was under 180. I weighed in a 199.9 on December 27.
Everyone had told me it take 9 months to put on the baby weight, give yourself 9 months to lose it. Well I hadn’t lost any more weight since I was 6 weeks post partum. So I told myself by my son’s 1st birthday at the end of March, I was going to get back to 183.
I still have 3 weeks to and this morning I weight in an 179.2. It was SO refreshing to see that number. I was stuck at 181/182 for a whole week until this morning! It’s great motivation to keep going.
I was 163 when I was a junior in college. I always tell myself that it’s unrealistic to try to get back to that weight, but maybe it’s not.
Post # 3
Congrats! Did you do anything special, or just good old balanced diet & exercise?
Post # 4
Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment!
Post # 5
Wow, that is awesome! Good for you!!
Post # 9
Congrats that is awesome!!! How did you do that?
Post # 10
Girl, that’s great!!! You should feel awesome about that. Care to share some tips and tricks? 🙂
Post # 11
That’s awesome! Congrats! I’m trying to lose some depression-induced weight gain now so I’d love any tips and tricks.
Post # 12
First I started tracking everything I ate in MyFitnessPal. I have a smartphone so I used their app, but I had used their website before. I entered that I wanted to lose 2 lbs per week and put in my other info and it gave me a target calorie range.Initially it was 1500 calories, but once I dropped some weight it altered my target to 1300.
It took a while to be able to meet my daily goal. I was eating a lot of junk food without realizing it. Seeing how many calories are packed into tiny quantities of junk food was eye opening.
So I tracked everything and started making better food choices. I kept veggies for when I was craving something crunchy, like chips and fruit and yogurt for when I wanted something sweeter.
I added in workouts – running and riding the stationary bike we have at home. I made sure to eat at least 1200 calories a day, and ate back at least half of any exercise calories. I noticed when I ate too little, I didn’t lose at all. And I’ve just been keeping at it. If i make a bad diet choice, like a donut yesterday, I alter my diet or exercise to try and still meet my target. If not, I just let it go and move on.
Now I just need to add in something to tone my midsection. I may have dropped to below my pre-pregnancy weight, but I still have a bit of a tummy.
Post # 13
@mrstilly: You’re amazing! Thanks for sharing that. I just started the 30 Day Shred (Jillian Michaels) today and have heard amazing things. Maybe you could try that if you’re still looking to tone up? I’ll let you know how it goes for me!
Post # 14
@mrstilly: it’s always eye-opening (and a little sad!) to see how many calories are in even a small amount of deliciously bad foods! MFP has been a big help for me too!
Congrats on getting under 180, accomplishment feels great!
Post # 15
Inspiring!!!! Get it girl!