Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thoughts for Thursday: 4

Body Health Thought: Multi-Vitamins. Since not everyone is perfect at eating a well balanced diet and/or has aversions to specific foods that could give you the essential nutrients and vitamins you need, it's important to take a multi-vitamin. Just make sure you're taking the appropriate vitamin for you. Children's, Women's, Men's and Senior's Vitamins are not the same. Having a good balance of Vitamins and Minerals in your life can really increase your energy and help boost your immune system.

Brain Health Thought: Multi-Vitamins.... hehe.... see a pattern? Anyway, since multi-vitamins can help you have the energy you need, then they help with your brain power. I don't know about you, but I can think a lot more clearly when I have energy, and also my memory seems to like me a lot more.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Guest Blogger

Hello! My name is Denay. Bonnie-Jean and I met in college a LONG time ago. She's pretty much awesome! She's asked me to be a guest author on her blog because I'm starting my journey to lose the baby weight.

I have 4 children (I'll use their blog name):
Trouble is almost 6
Dynomite is 4
Backpack is 2
Aussie is 7 1/2 weeks.

After I had Trouble and Dynomite I shed the pounds quickly. After Backpack I didn't lose the weight like I did before. In fact, when I got pregnant with Aussie I was 10 lbs heavier than usual. So I knew I'd have to work harder to get to down to my weight goal.
This is a week after birth. It was great to hold little Aussie, but what is wrong with this picture? My phone has Kindle on it. So even after I was done nursing I'm still sitting there reading. Then hanging out on the couch next to me is some chocolate cake. During my six weeks postpartum sabbatical I fell into a bad habit of sitting around and eating all the great things I had avoided during pregnancy (because of heartburn). Bad habits don't die easy!Bonnie-Jean's blog has inspired me to work hard and eat right if I'm going to fit back into my drawer full of jeans.
Each Wednesday I will post what I've been doing all week along with my weight. Right now I'm 152.6lbs. My primary goal is to 135 lbs (my typical, I'll be happy with it, weight). Ultimately I'd love to be 128 lbs, like I was in High School.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Week 21: Down 25 lbs.

I've gone from a size 10-12 to a size 6. :) I've lost 25 lbs. and I feel great. My BMI is 21 and I'm pretty much where I want to be. It's been hard, but I feel wonderful. Now the trick is to keep it off. Since I'll be traveling soon, we'll see how successful I am. One of my friends is going to start blogging about her weightloss experience, and I'm so excited to follow her journey. Here are my pics. What do you think?

Before: (6 weeks Postpartum)

After: (6 months Postpartum)

my progress
Week 1~
Weight: 170 lbs.
Chest: 44 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Hips: 39 inches

Week 2~
Weight: 167 lbs.
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hips: 38 3/4 inches

Week 3~
Weight: 164 lbs.
Chest: 43 inches
Waist: 31 1/2 inches
Hips: 38 1/2 inches

Week 4 ~
Weight: 163 lbs.
Chest: 42 1/2 inches
Waist 31 1/2 inches
Hips: 38 1/2 inches

Week 5 ~
Weight: 162 lbs.
Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 31 inches
Hips: 38 inches

Week 6~
? Oh well :)

Week 7~
Weight: 161 lbs.

Week 8~
Weight: 160 lbs.

Week 9~
Weight: 159 lbs. :)
Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 30 1/2 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Thighs: 21 1/2 inches

Week 10~
Weight: 158 lbs.
Chest: 41 1/2 inches
Waist: 30 1/2 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Thighs: 21 inches

Week 11~
Weight: 157 lbs.
Just above the Knees: 14 1/2 inches (I want this # to go up because it means that my quadriceps are getting stronger and will hold my knee cap in place better.)

Week 12 ~
Weight: 156 lbs.
Chest: 41 1/2 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Thighs: 21 inches
j.a.t.k.: 15 inches :)

Week 13 ~
Weight: 154 lbs.
Chest: 41 inches
Waist: 30 inches (stubborn!)
Hips: 37 1/2 inches
Thighs: 20 1/2 inches
j.a.t.k.: 15 inches

Week 14 ~
Weight: 153 lbs. :)

Week 15 ~
Weight: 152 lbs.

Week 16 ~
Weight: 152 lbs. (sigh)

Week 17~
Weight: 151 lbs. :)

Week 18~
Weight: 150 lbs.
Chest: 40 1/2 inches
Waist: 29 inches
Hips: 37 inches
Thighs: 19 1/2 inches
j.a.t.k. 15 inches

Week 19~
Weight: 149 lbs.

Week 20~
Weight: 147 lbs.

Week 21~
Weight: 145 lbs.