Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Diminished Capacity

I haven't blogged about it because I didn't want everyone to say "I told you so" when I failed, but I have been working very hard the past few months to shed some unwanted pounds that crept on after the birth of my 3rd child five years ago. I was surprised by the excess poundage since I had no trouble losing baby weight after the other kids.  I was always proud of the fact that I fit into pre-pregnancy clothes within 6 months. 

Along came the 3rd child.  Everything in my life after she was born compounded to make it more difficult that third time around. 

a) I love food 
b) We sold our house and moved to a new city within the first 2 months of her life
c) We started a new job with a new schedule - don't mess with my routine! 
d) I love food
e) I was almost 30

The list goes on and on...most importantly the fact that I LOVE FOOD.

Over the holidays, I was impressed with the progress my friend Heather had made using supplements and meal replacement shakes through Herbalife.  We talked about my goals and she encouraged me to get on the path toward losing the 25 lbs I wanted to get rid of.  She has been a great accountability partner and supporter of my goals to get back within a healthy weight range for my height.  One of the things I like about it is the structure.  Having 5 mini-meals a day with 2 of them being a Meal Replacement Shake - talk about easy!

As of March 30th, I have lost 20lbs and I am working towards losing my last 5.  

 Heather & I - December 2009

Heather & I - March 28th 2010

1 comment:

Sarah said...

You look great! Congratulations on the weight loss!!