Okay, I’m slightly behind (and my behind is more slightly) on updating my first month update. I really should have done this a week ago. Last week was a busy week, with traveling, Thanksgiving, Cody’s birthday… but better late than never!
Before I share with you how my weightloss is going, I’d like to share with you a little background history as to why I’m where I am today.
My family and older friends (I mean old as in been there with me for a certain number of years) remember when I was skinny. Yes, I say skinny because I WAS skinny. When I graduated high school I weighted 82 pounds.
I had a very active metabolism. I ate a lot, too. I was just always on the move. I hated being skinny. I don’t have to worry about that anymore. Shew!
I was in my mid-twenties before I ever tipped the scale at 100 pounds.
And by the time I hit thirty, I had made it up to 120 pounds. For the next 7.5 to 8 years I would go between 122 – 128 pounds. Then when I was 37 I got pregnant, I gave birth to my son at 38. I also quit smoking (when I was 18 I started smoking).
Then at forty I went through early menopause. Ugh! I also started working from home where I sat at my computer for many hours on end (there I go mentioning my backside, again).
So having a child later in life, quitting smoking, hormone changes, more sedentary lifestyle, and the fact that I had been used to eating whatever I wanted… the pounds just packed on. And on. And on.
Then around the first of October I saw a photograph and the thought formed in my mind, “Who’s that?”, but before the thought could leave my lips, I realized it was ME!
I did NOT recognize myself.
True story. For just a few seconds I really didn’t recognize myself. This broke my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I knew I had been gaining weight. I knew I needed to lose weight. I’ve even talked about it many times here on my blog, or on Facebook.
Yet, I truly never saw myself the way that others did. The way I looked in this picture. I wouldn’t let myself be photographed for sometime now. Maybe subconsciously, I knew. I guess I was in denial.
But no more.
My biggest area of concern is belly fat. Most of my weight goes to my middle. I know this is very unhealthy, especially for women.
I still cannot write down here, for everyone to see what my highest weight was, or what I actually weigh today. I will tell you at the end of the challenge. I just can’t do it, yet. I’ll also share some before and after photos (maybe).
Now for the results of my first 30 days:
- Week 1 – lost 4.5 lbs
- Week 2 – lost 2 lbs
- Week 3 – lost 2.5 lbs
- Week 4 – .5 lbs
A total of 9.5 pounds. And 4.5 inches around my waist lost.
I did nothing but count calories and take my Creative Bioscience 30 day diet supplements. No exercise. I plan on incorporating exercise during Cody’s Christmas break. I am so busy that I just can’t fit it in. But I will do it.
My goal during this 90 day weightloss challenge is 15 pounds (which will end towards the end of January). My ultimate goal is to lose 30 pounds by my birthday, April 17. I have never been more determined to lose weight before, so I know I can do it.
I knew it would be tougher doing this challenge during the holidays, too. However, I knew if I could lose weight during, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve/Day, then I COULD do it!
It’s not been easy. I know I can do this, for my husband and my son. So that I can be healthy for them. But most importantly, I’m doing this for… ME.
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Disclousre: I was provided a 90 day supply of Creative Bioscience 30 day diet supplements to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine and may differ from yours.
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.