taking the plunge!!!

ok I have to loose 15-20 pounds right???!!! and I have been having a hard time keeping my motivation....oh for the the last 8 years!!! well in my defense...I have had 3 kids in the last 7 years and the miscarriages really were hard on my body. When you have a miscarriage you have all the hormones to get you started with your pregnancy.....but when you lose that baby you don't have the hormones you need to finish it.....I don't know if that makes sense but it is kind of like being interrupted in a hormone cycle and your body doesn't know what to do next!!! so I would start to gain weight in the first trimester.....lose the baby......and just keep that weight on till next time....

I was 135 pounds when I got married. That is 13 pounds less than I was in High School.....weight has always been an issue for me. When I went to Africa for 6 months, when I was 17, I lost 30 pounds. I was 148 pounds when I left in Aug 1991 and 118 pounds when I got home in Feb 1992 !! That was too much weight to loose though!! I was quite sick but I didn't gain all the weight I lost back till the miscarriages......years later.

I was 125 pounds when I got pregnant with Morgan (1993)......135 when I got married (1995)......well I was 130 till 3 months prior to the wedding and I tried going on the pill only to instantly gain 5 pounds and start getting blood clots.....I was about 155 pounds when I got pregnant with Emily (1998)........I don't know how much I weighed when I got pregnant with Hailey (1999), they are only 15 months apart......and I was about 165 when I got pregnant with Faith (2001). so that is where I am now.....165 pounds!!! and it is 2006!!!!! crap.......

so maybe blogging about it well keep me accountable and motivated.....For my height and body shape...I think I shouldn't weigh more than 145 pounds.....but would be happy at 150 and back to a size 9/10 not the 11/12 that I am now.....but that is better than the 13/14 I was after having Faith.....the other hard part for me is all 3 of my older sisters are skinny.....like not just a size 7 skinny but size 3/4 skinny....sucks...... when I weighed 118 pounds I could squeeze into a size 5/6....like SQUEEZE....size 7 was better.....they are 118 lbs and less...........it is hard to be the only one that is bigger......ahhhh deep sigh..... I hate it when we all get our pictures taken together, I am the only fat one!! my niece is getting married next month and we will all be together.....so I got to get this weight off!!

I don't have a scale but I will try to weigh myself once a week and let you know on Monday's where I am at!!

I appreciate any support and tips you can give!!

13 comments:

Renee said...

Good luck! I'm still struggling with my last 7-8 lbs myself. I'm up and down. The problem with me is I like to eat a little too much!

Ruth said...

Hay Lala,

I am with you on the weight loss!!

I weighed 117 before I got pg. with my first son, gained 70lbs in that pg and was 170 when I got pg with first daughter, then it just kept going up. Haven't lost much lately.

I need to start moving and eating right again, I was doing good for a while, but then got discouraged when I didn't lose anything...

I am ready now to start working on this again and I know you CAN do it too!!

Anonymous said...

hi snob its been a long time since i talk to u i do like ur blog

so how are things with the family

get back to me when u have time now i know where u are is on ur blog all time

have a good day

Kimberly Alexander said...

Sounds like me. I am trying to lose 20 pounds before my trip to Alaska. I do the stairstepper for 45 minutes 6 times a week. But I have a 2 hour lunch break without kids that makes it possible. Keep up the good work and motivation. I called this weekend but nobody was around. I hope all is well.

Suz said...

The weighing more with each pregnancy sounds so familiar thats how I was.

I think that its great that you are blogging about losing the weight. I find with me, it makes me more accountanle of what iam doing.

Good Luck with the "loss", You Can Do It!

Hug Suz

Shash said...

I know it's hard with us older sibs but each of us is so different, different height, different things happening to us and the older 2 have different dads than us... just do what is best for you - make smart food choices and get moving. I think society is too skinny but there is something to be said about being HEALTHY. Skinny doesn't equal healthy, just ask my friends who see me run out of breath when I walk the stairs...

I love you just the way you are... and I know J does too but I also know how important to see ourselves better in our own eyes...

Good luck

momyblogR said...

Losing weight is always hard. Just stay at it and you'll get there a little at a time.

I'm up and down with usually ten pounds. Since Christmas I've lost it and a bit more and am happy with where I am. I do eat very disciplined though.

cara said...

i meant to comment when i read this yesterday, but then i got distracted by looking up how to convert kilograms into pounds. they use kilograms here so i had no real idea how much i weighed until i converted it. holy cow. let's just leave it at that, meaning i weigh as much as a small cow. and it's only going to get worse. i go for another checkup today and i am totally freaking over how much i weigh now. so really i got nothing for you as far as advice. i am far too self-absorbed :) but i know that you can do it if you set your mind to it. i think the key is not to deny yourself things, but just eat a lot less of it. i guess i had some advice after all.

holli said...

You can do it!!! I just tried to avoid a lot of stuff with chemicals.. which meant all that low fat/low carb junk. Whenever I eat that stuff - I pack on the pounds. I have a hard time breaking all those foods down. But that's just me. I do better with natural foods.

Lala's world said...

thanks for all the support!!! I am going to do a cleanse next week too.....got to get healthy!!!

I totally agree that is more important than what the scale happens to read! so to be more healthy and a size 9 would just be perfect!!! hehehe

Kate said...

I SO understand this! I had my last 3 in 3.5 years. My body did not want to let go of the weight. I ate for two forever! I even exercised daily. But my brother told me to try what he did. Stop eating after 8 then eventually bump it to 7pm. He dropped 25 lbs in two to three months. So this past Aug. I started doing that. And 8 fell off in two months. Then a few more later. I have stopped at 10 and I am not always good at strictly not eating after 8. But it sure has made a difference. Now... how to get the last 7 off!

Kate said...

Ooops - I was not done yet! I was going to finish by saying, it's wrorth a try. Our bodies are all made so differently. But give it a shot. And don't beat yourself up emotionally. That always knocks you back to square one. Good luck. I'll be here to encouage you! :)

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