Thursday, April 25, 2013

food for finance: week 12 (I DID IT!) post Jonah weight loss

Once I set my mind to something that I feel I can achieve, I pretty much do everything in my power to do it. My stubbornness comes out!

3 months ago I set out to lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks. If I reached this goal, my work would pay me back the money I used to join weight watchers.
My highest while pregnant was 177 pounds. I gained almost 50 while pregnant.
Starting weight as of 12 weeks ago was 152.
week 11 I weighed 142...I still had 2 pounds to lose.

I am still nursing Jonah so I didn't want to lose weight too fast and hurt my supply.

During the 12 weeks, I lost, then gained, then lost!
But in the end, I WON!
Week 12 weight was 138!!! (last Thursday April 18, 2013)
I lost 4 pounds last week. The last 4 days I mainly ate free foods (fruits and veggies) and drank a ton of water.
I lost a total of 14 pounds.
I still have 9 pounds to lose to get down to my pre-pregnancy weight but I am very proud of myself! I lost 5% of body weight!
My milk supply is still ok and slowly my belly is slimming down. Just in time for summer. It is very hard to get this Jonah weight off.

I will add a picture to this soon to show before and after....but I still have 9 more pounds to go!

If you want to read my 12 week journey, here is is.

Week 1-5
week 6 and 7
week 8
week 9 & 10
week 11


  1. You go girl!!! I'm so proud of you!

    What work outs are you doing?

    1. well, the 1st 6 weeks i had a broken toe! so they last 6 weeks i ran and that's about it! it really was all in the food i was eating and nursing!!! i still have some more to go! thx for the encouragement!