Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weight loss struggles

I have been struggling with weight loss for about 4 years already. Ever since I got married in 2005 I started to gain weight and to feel unhappy with my figure... then came the pregnancies and it all went downhill from there....
I'm now officially in the "overweight" category and feel very unhappy with the way I look.
In my "good ole days" I used to weigh around 145-150 lbs and was in a size 4... 6 at most.... Although I have lost all of the weight I gained with my last pregnancy I am currently at 172 lbs and wear a size 8, which could potentially be a 10... mmmm... not very flattering I may say...also, none of my cute clothes fit anymore because I have somehow punished myself by not buying nice clothes!
So.... after starting diets (and failing to stick to them) several times for the past 4 years, I decided to take on a different approach so I recently started to read a book called "Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss", which not only fits my current needs but it is also very engaging and easy to read...it is a 50-day challenge about weight loss with a spiritual approach!...sounds interesting, huh?
I have been exercising and trying to make better food choices in an effort to accomplish a healthier lifestyle, which in turn will lead to weight loss (or so I hope)...
I have decided to start blogging weekly about my weight loss struggles so that whoever reads this can keep me accountable to my goals... Every Sunday I will make a little post with a summary of that week's workout and current weight and BMI so that I can document my weight loss and healthier eating habits....
Thanks for reading and let's hope I can accomplish my goal.. which by the way is to be back at 150lbs by the end of the year! (yikes!)... Wish me luck!

4 comments:

B MoM said...

wow, you look great! Everytime I see pictures of you I get envious and wish I could look as good as you do after having a baby. =) So I'm a little surprised that you're 172??

Curly Muse said...

You dont look 172 AT ALL. Remember that you are a hispanic woman and that overweight scale stuff does not apply someone from our countries. BUT as some one who needs to weight 170 or less to be NORMAL, I know your struggles. YOu saw me when I lost weight about two years ago and you saw as I gained it back. A crash diet did not work LONG Term for me. I think the spiritual challenge will be good for someone as faithful as you. I have started eating better and guess what? I have lost 10 lbs.

ELIZABETHDIAZ said...

In my opinion YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!! but i understand that hearing that means nothing if you're not happy about your weight so you have my full support to reach your goal.. which i know you will!! xoxo

Tara Lynne said...

I know JUST how you feel! Back before I had kids, I was so proud of my body! I used to actually wear bikinis and look GOOD in them! After Erin and Abrya, I got back down to my normal 132 lbs and felt great (albiet I still was not bikini worthy due to the strech marks I have earned...) But at least I FELT good and could fit my old cloths again... fast forward to Maelan/Brynn. I tried so hard to stay in shape throughout these two pregancies but STILL couldn't help but gain too much. I feel awful about myself and would like to lose around 40 lbs... GOD GIVE ME MOTIVATION:) My goal for 2010 is to be back in the 130's, so if you still need someone to lose weight with beginning in January 2010, let me know! I would love a weight loss buddy... but if you already lost your baby weight, just let me know your secret:)

(Btw, I think you look great:))