A few days ago, Jess (IROCKSOWHAT) posted on Instagram that she was doing a two week no bread/no sugar challenge. I decided to join her. She is such a huge inspiration to Mamas like me & it's actually her that I credit with the 60 pounds that I have lost since having Collin.
On day two, Mandey (Mama & the Dudes) emailed me asking if I'd like to be weight loss partners with her.
I love how blogging has opened up a new platform for me to meet other Mamas like Mandey & Jess. I know it's dweeby, but I love my Internet frandz.
Anyway, Mandey & I actually started a 17 day challenge, which conveniently ends the day before Thanksgiving. I smell a cheat day.
I've tried diets before & I always lose motivation or momentum. After starting this with Jess & Mandey, I've realized the problem was that I didn't have anyone doing it WITH me. It's essential to your success to have someone with you. Someone you can text & share with.
So, in the spirit of sharing...& motivating other Mamas, I've decided to share my progress with all of you. At the beginning of the challenge, I weighed 204. After I had Collin, I weighed 290. A lot of that went away quickly after my body started to go back to normal. I got to 204 with watching my calorie intake & that was it. But when my birthday hit, I kept finding reasons to cheat. Jess' challenge couldn't have come at a better time. I'm so mentally ready for this.
So, if I am gonna try to motivate other Mamas, I need to bare all. No more hiding my number. No more shots of my face only. Here I am. All 204 pounds, 5'9" of me. This is me.
AAfter just TWO days of cutting out carbs (aside from the ones in veggies...& even then, I had some barley today) & sugar, I have dropped nearly four pounds. In TWO days!!! When I weighed myself this morning, I was completely shocked. I have never been this close to under 200 pounds since....high school.
For me, the hardest part has been cutting sugar, but I know for a lot of other Mamas, it's the bread/carbs. Letting you in on a secret...on day one of this challenge, my Dad made mashed potatoes & exclaimed that he didn't care about my diet; I was eating some of his mashed potatoes. I had three bites. And I'm still down almost four pounds in two days. It's freaking mind boggling.
I used to let incidents like the mashed potato thing get me down & then I'd sabatoge the rest of my day. I'm learning that it's okay to mess up as long as you pick yourself back up & get back on track. My self control is getting better every day that passes & seeing the numbers on my scale drop is so motivational. I weigh myself at the beginning of the day & use that as momentum for the rest of the day.
I kind of feel like this post is all over the place, but I wanted to post about it. Bare all. I know it will help me hold myself accountable, along with Jess & Mandey.
I've never looked more forward to weighing myself as I am tomorrow morning. I am so close to getting under that 200 mark. If I can do this, anyone can. I'm serious.
Make the choice. And do it.