Now I've always been a yoyo dieter. When I was a senior in college I weighed 200lbs. Don't get me wrong, I was happy with the life I was leading at the time but it was full of destructive behavior that I'm happy I no longer participate in. When I graduated grad school I joined weight watchers. I was able to drop down to 180lbs but couldn't maintain my new weight. I quickly fell back into destructive behavior and packed the pounds back on so I gave up the fight.
Fast forward to getting engaged in 2010 and it was back to the fight to lose. When we got married in 2011 I was down to 174. I felt good in my wedding dress but knew it wouldn't last long because I was still depriving myself and never felt full or satisfied. Then we began trying to get pregnant and I had read that it's easier to lose the baby weight if you start out in good shape so again back to weight watchers.
|One month before getting pregnant - Holy fat face!|
I was fortunate to not gain too much weight with my little nugget and breast feeding 100% helped me lose a ton of the baby weight.
By the time I gave birth, I was up to 213lbs - nine months later I was back down to 184. I just continued to eat pretty healthy and seriously, breast feeding helped the weight melt away...so April I started my first round of the 21 day fix and here we are 18 months post baby.