Tuesday, July 19, 2011

journey to a size 8

waist 36'
hips 41'
R thigh 24'
L arm 13'
chest 41 1/2'

  Those are my goal jeans, as you can see I have a ways to  go. I am not going to be to hard on myself as I did just have my 4th c-section 4 months ago. I am nursing so I have not been as diligent about things as I could be. 
  I am not going to use a scale to gauge things. I am going to use my tape measure & those pants. I want to count calories & get back into exercising. I will aim for 1600-1800 calories. I want to make sure the baby gets the milk she needs & can't really cut calories to compromise her.
  It is really to hot to be doing much outside though I do enjoy running & have a jogging stroller. I have a wii & xbox360 with kinect. I have 14 workout games between the 2 systems so no excuse to not get moving. I also have a mini trampoline & hand weights.
  My problems are I have the worst sweet tooth, I eat to late at night & it is junk food. I also am drinking to much soda. I know my weak points so there is no excuse for me to not reach my goal. I am majorly lacking motivation though & I am well aware of this. I did my measurements this morning. I will do them again on the 1st & then on the 1st of every month from here on out.
  Once I hit my goal I will make Dh get me a new wardrobe. I am trying to figure out some smaller goal rewards for me that don't involve clothes. I am in a size 14 right now, so 1st goal is size 12, then 10, final is an 8.


  1. i'm a 14 now too, i was always a 8, i would love to get back to that size, but ive been kind of lazy lately, i wanted to start P90x and Zumba, but then i broke my toe, now i have to wait to heal :( ... GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR JOURNEY! Im rootin for ya!

  2. Weight loss is the most difficult thing! I really admire you! Visiting and following via Tiggerific Hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like... http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

    Jessica K

  3. It sounds like you have a great plan. I totally understand about the sweet tooth and the soda. They are the hardest things for me to cut back on. Good luck with your journey! Also thank you for visiting my blog, Let's Win, yesterday. I am happy to follow your site now too!

  4. On my wedding day I wore a size 6. 8 years and 2 kids later, I'm in a 14. I was just thinking to myself last week that maybe I should try to get down to at least a 10. Your blog is very inspiring to me. :)

    Following you from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop! I hope you'll follow back. Stop by and say hi!


  5. All the best, but considering you just had a baby, would not bother abt wt loss so soon !! You'll get there sure enough.
    Stopping by from Monday mingle bloghop ! Can seem to find the GFC button , will ck back. feel free to hop by my blog when You have time !

  6. The thing is I nursed my last for 39 months before we weaned her & I definatly do not want to put it off for that long. I am in no way in a rush for the pounds to fall off. I will be 34 in a few weeks though & know it gets harder to lose weight the older we get

  7. Congrats! It's a tough but rewarding goal! I am just sitting on the finished side of a size 12 to 7 journey and it's taken 10 months but it's been a great lifestyle change. And 4 months after baby! You are a trooper. Took me 3 years after my 3rd!
    Good luck! I am sure you will do awesome!

  8. Breastfeeding really helped me to lose the weight after my baby. I do need to srart eating healthier and exercise to really have a lifestyle change. I do agree it's too hot.
    You can do it! Looking forward to see your process here.
    I'm a new follower. It will be great if you can visit my blog at http://sweetvintagelady.com

  9. Visiting from Tiggerific Blog Hop. Thanks for following my blog. I'm following you now too. Good luck with your weight loss goals.

  10. I am so not looking forward to trying to lose the baby weight! Ugh! I think your goals are great though, taking baby steps will definitely make it easier and help you have something to celebrate as you get there. Oh something that made me feel better the first time around when breastfeeding didn't make the weight just fall off like they say it is suppose to. My father-in-law, an ob/gyn, said that it is a complete myth. Breastfeeding actually normally does the opposite to help protect the mother from losing too much weight and not being able to provide nourishment for the baby. Makes it an unhill battle but still made me feel better!

    Thanks for joining Feed Me Friday! I am following you back. Hope you join us again this week!

  11. In the process of losing (trying to) lose baby weight.I will follow along and see how you do.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Chasing Rainbow

  12. Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for following me! You made my day! I'm following you too! Best wishes!

  13. Following u back from the Tuesday blog hop. I am on this journey as well my youngest is 3 months old and I am a size 12 now pre-babies I was a 4 and would like to hopefully get to at least an 8 as well. I just started working out in the past month after doc said ok and trying to eat better, but I love sweets too trying to resist them. Good luck, and I look forward to reading more.

  14. Hey! I'm a grad student finishing up my schooling to be a nutritional counselor, and I'd say your on a great track! It might help to check out my blog post "Weight Loss From a Psych Point of View", it might help you reach your goals!

    Keep up the good work! Oh and good call on the measurements, the scale is much more unreliable. Measurements are much better! Great blog, I'm a happy new follower :).


  15. Oh boy, I know what you mean.. it's so hard to lose weight after babies! I don't want to spend money on clothes until I get smaller, so my little goals are once I lose 5 pounds I'll buy myself a new headband (something stylish that will continue to fit as I lose weight!) Than maybe some fancy bubble bath after 5 more pounds then maybe some adorable sandels!

  16. Stopping by from the Wonder Wednesday blog hop :)

    I've been trying to loose baby weight for the past 4 years. I really hope you're successful and are soon able to post a picture of you in your goal jeans!!

  17. Losing weight is definitely one of the most challenging things that most of us face at some point in our lives. Good for you for taking on the challenge! I think you're off to a great start, you know your strengths and weaknesses and that is most of the battle!

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you back!

    Stacey @ www.justsayitoldyouso.com

  18. Wow, good luck! I'm preggers again, so no losing weight for me for a while, lol. Hey, following back from Measuring Flower--thanks for linking up! Have a great day!

  19. Thanks for stopping by Life With Two Boys!
    I have the same problems.. A sweet tooth for junk food and soda.. It's horrible!

  20. It's always so tough, huh! Just wait 'til you're 40, and then you can't eat anything, and you still have to work out all of the time;) I found a nice little break down of burning 500 calories with specific activities, and put it on our blog, so come check it out for some help. Staying motivated is the key! Great to find you through the Alexa Hop,

  21. The girls are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back. Have a great day.

  22. Congrats on the gorgeous kiddos! And good luck with the weighty issues. I always (I say that, but I mean the two times I was successful) loosing by doing some calorie cutting, then adding in some cardio, but I think the reason that I can maintain a loss is all about strength training. And I had the same weight at a size X and a size X-4 - the key to getting into these smaller jeans was lifting more, cardio less.

    Good luck to you!

  23. Good luck - you can do it! I just lost my 30-35 pound Grad School gain. I eat 1800-2000 calories most days and am a size 2/4 now (I've never been this small in my life - I found Atkins, haha). You definitely don't need to cut more calories; that is counter-productive. 14+ years ago I lost over 100 pounds and then joined the Army, so it hasn't been easy.

    Following you through Reasonably Less Blog Hop.

  24. I'm just starting this journey too! I haven't decided whether to blog about it yet, though. I am trying to lose the baby weight times two. I am one of the few lucky ones who can't seem to lose while nursing. :( :(

    Good luck!!!