Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Trim the Fat" Thursday

Last week I saw this on my friend Diana's blog. I thought I would jump on the band wagon since I started a new weight loss program 2 weeks ago.

I have had weight issues off and on my entire life. I guess it started around the 5th grade. I wasn't heavy then but I grew 3 1/2 inches that year and was a very tall 5'3 or so in a sea of short tiny other people, boys and girls included. It took until the 7th or 8th grade for the boys to even catch up with my height since I continued to grow a couple more inches. I was the same height I am now in the 7th grade. I am 5'6 not much over normal height I guess but still tall for most women. I didn't really start packing on the pounds until I stopped playing sports in high school. I found other interests and I wasn't the best at them anyway.

I lost 45 pounds my Senior year of high school and was finally happy with myself for the first time in a long time. I kept it off for 3 years or so. Once, I started working full time and stopped exercising regularly I slow but surely started packing the lbs back on.

I luckily didn't gain much weight during my pregnancies, I actually lost weight with both. I lost almost 20 lbs with Wesley because I was so sick. Both times I weighed less after delivery than when I had gotten pregnant. Unfortunately, I 'd gain it back. I had post part um with Max and eat as a coping mechanism for the depression. When he was two I started weight Watchers and lost 20 lbs and could never loose anymore. After Wesley, I kept it off for a while but slowing it came creeping back up. I am not one of those lucky women that nursing helps the weight just fall off. I also have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, which makes me insulin resistant. This makes it very difficult for me to loose weight. Dr. Brody, my OB, has told me I need a low card, high protein diet because of the insulin issue.

A friend at church started a program with her work called Thrive Weight loss. She lost 20 pounds in 7 weeks. I was contemplating starting South Beach as recommended by Dr. Brody but after talking with Rhonda decided to try Thrive. It is very low carb, the first week (or two if you choose) is absolutely no sugar or carbs. The first couple of days were rough going through the sugar detox but it has been fine since. I did have to alter it a little since I am still nursing 4 to 5 times a day and the calorie intake is only about 1200.

I started my third week on Tuesday and I lost a total of 10.2 lbs in the first 2 weeks!!!! Yeah!!! This has helped keep me motivated. I want to loose about 70 pounds so only 60 more to go! It really hasn't been as hard as I thought to stick to it. Since I don't have all the processed sugars in my body, I don't crave them as much. My mom and sis are doing it as well. It helps to have a support system, too.

Now, I have to get back to exercising. I am so out of shape. I guess I'm going to have to break down and join the gym, exercising at home is just now working out. There is always some kind of interruption with the kids as soon as I get 10 minutes into something.

I will keep you posted on my new "Trim the Fat" Thursday's!


Ryan and Christen said...

Way to go Becky! You should come join the Y. I take a cardio dance class 3 days a week and love it. Plus they take great care of the kids. They have been watching Bailey since she was 12 weeks.

Diana said...

You go girl!! Join the Sports Barn with me (JK) I go way early in the AM when only crazy people are out! I highly suggest the couch to 5k. I can give you more details on that! I think this is awesome!