I started trying to lose weight after my son was born August 2011. I gave my body time to rest and heal from the pregnancy and labor and started my journey January 2012. I lost about 20 lbs. fairly quickly then it stopped. And I realized that I needed to get serious. I started tracking calories and logging my exercise. I lost 16 lbs this way after a few months then got frustrated when weight loss stopped. I tried changing my routine up, eating less, eating more. Nothing! So I gave up for the last couple of months. Now I’m back and more determined than ever to lose this weight. In March 2012 I weighed 182 lbs, as of Sunday, July 29th, 2012 I weight in at 169 lbs. My goal is 120-130 lbs. I’m 5’2″ so this is a reasonable goal for me. I’m not happy with how my body looks. I get frustrated about buying clothing and the things that I like don’t look nice on me. But that is all going to change! I’ve been working out hard with the help of a prescription from my Doctor called Phentermine. I’m only on it for 3 months and I started on Thursday, July 27th. I feel amazing. So much energy! I’m able to get my workouts in, clean house and play with my kids. I’m still hungry, but not starving, which makes it easy to stay within my calorie limit. Some might say that I’m taking the easy way, but I don’t feel that way. This is helping me to put in the hard work. I can easily exercise for 1+ hours and still take care of my other responsibilities. My hope is that with the weight loss while I’m taking this medication, I will gain this energy on my own because I’ve been using it as a tool.
Thursday, when I started the Phentermine I weighted in at 171.4. I was only going to weight in every Thursday, but I got excited. Sunday I weighed in at 169.8! Amazing! But, from here on out I only plan to step on the scale on Thursdays. I’m scared and excited to see what the scale says in 2 days. When I look in the mirror I can see small changes already. I feel that my stomach looks flatter.
Well, I guess that is all for now for my weight loss journey! I plan on blogging about much more than just my weight, lol!
My weight as of Sunday is 169.8. I am 5’2″.