I can’t believe I’m going to do this?
So here is a little teaser before you scroll to the before and after pics . . . this was me, at 142 pounds trying to run to my mark before the camera timer went off. Guess I wasn’t fast enough.
Also, since I’ve gone without indulgent foods for 3 months and since my birthday was this weekend, I’m going to (or may have already) allow myself the following things at some point in the next couple of days.
- slice of pepperoni pizza. Nothing fancy. preferably the kind of big slice you can fold.
- huevos rancheros
- a warm apple crumble of some sort. With vanilla ice cream on top.
- chips and queso. (Velveeta with Rotel tomatoes)
And the back (double gulp)
Here’s the side by side before and after from the front
And side by side before and after from the back.
So there you have it. I’ll just imagine a few slow claps coming from a few kind people in the back of the room.
So I did actually lose 20 pounds in three months. Project LTBW accomplished! Phew!
I will say that my body definitely wears weight differently since having a baby. I still have some work to do. But I’m going to give myself a break for a few days.
So here are the keys to my weight loss. (For even more details, click here)
- Portion control
- Calorie counting (I tried to stay at about 1200/day)
- No sweets
- Very little carbs
- Active (mommy) lifestyle
Here is a note on #5. I didn’t “hit the gym” or run miles or anything. I basically went on walks as often as I could. Maybe 3 times a week or so. I wanted to get down to my target weight before I started really strengthening and toning with heavy cardio and weights. (Which I guess I need to start doing soon)
Phew. Glad that’s over with. Okay, so I’m going to push that little button to the right that says “publish.”
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A very unassuming button. . . .
Here it goes . . .
See ya next week,