As far as losing weight, you might need a little history about my situation. When I was a little girl, my grandfather nicknamed me 'Chubby.' It stayed with me as far as he was concerned for my entire childhood. Unfortunately, just as puberty struck (at a very early age), my body compensated by truly becoming chubby. At age 10, I was 4'10 and weighed in at 110 pounds. I looked a little pudgy and a lot older than 10. Now, understand that my weight didn't change for years. I grew taller (not much, true, but a bit), and obtained a more girlish figure with hips and a B cup chest; however, I stayed between 100 - 110 lbs until I was 18 and got pregnant. After my babies were born, I lost my baby weight immediately. However, post-partum depression and extreme stress in my marriage caused me to turn to food as my friend and confidante. I quickly packed on the pounds.
In my struggles with weight as an adult, there was a time in my life when I reached 197 pounds. For my short stature (5'1"), that. is. huge. At the most difficult and most stressful point in my life, I lost 94 pounds of that. For me, 103 pounds is too skinny. Skeletal. When my stress subsided, I began feeling better and noticed that the pounds were coming back. The first 20 lbs were okay...I still looked great. In fact, I looked better than I did at 103. I was still happy. Over then next five years, I put on another 50 lbs. This put me at an embarrassing 174.4 lbs in December of 2012. Gah.
Needless to say, after numerous starts and re-starts, eventually I just gave up on losing any weight. However, my weight loss journey began again without me making a big announcement or any huge changes.
My goal is to finish out my 30s (I am 34 now) between 120 and 130. Since December (it is now mid-March 2013), I have lost 19.2 lbs! That is the most I have EVER lost intentionally. It hasn't even been that difficult. I work out when I feel like it, and I eat/drink what I want. Now, I definitely am careful and don't eat nearly as much as I did...portion control, you know. If I drink a Coke during the day, I don't allow myself dessert or an adult drink later that night. Moderation. The picture below shows me at the 174.4 with 41% body fat of December...
she has such a pretty face.' I hate that phrase. We all know that it is a nice way of saying...'she's such a fatass.' So...here is the fat collage in all of its jiggly, squishy, lumpy glory. Really. Even my nose had gotten fat. Why didn't anyone tell me?!?!
|Lean cuisine spaghetti with mushrooms, 300 calories!|
|stoked to be in a medium top again!!!|
|truly feeling slimmer, lucky me!!!|
Taken = December 2012 Height: 5'1"
Weight: 173.4 lbs 10/2/11 156.4 2/28/13 155.2 3/17/13 176 12/9/13
Bust @ nipple: 41 inches 37 inches 42.25 inches
Waist = 35 inches
Belly (@ button): 42 inches no change 40 inches
Hips (@ c-section scar): 45 inches 43 inches 45 inches
R Thigh: 28 inches 27 inches
L Thigh: 28 inches 26 inches
R Bicep: 13.5 inches 12.5 inches
L Bicep: 13.5 inches 12.5 inches