Sunday, February 21, 2010

Who is that in the mirror?

This was me before we started trying to conceive (almost 4 years ago).


As soon as we started fertility treatments, I could see a change in my body.


Little by little...the extra pounds on the scale started to appear.


After over 2 years of fertility treatments and a very hard pregnancy, I find myself overweight. I look in the mirror and think to myself, "who is that?" Only one other time in my life, have I ever found myself feeling this way about my body.


I do want to say that this little girl was worth every extra pound. :)


I also want to say that I know it has only been 4 months since having Amelia. I realize weight loss takes time...BUT I also know that I have to do something to lose the rest of this weight. My goal is lose 50 lbs.

Yes, I said 50 lbs.

I have started a product called Zija. It's an all-natural product. Made up of a plant called Moringa. Every heard of it? A friend of mine started taking it for her fibromyalgia. Not only can her husband wrap his arms around her again, without her being in pain, she has also lost 27 lbs (since Nov 09). I'm not only taking the Zija, but I'm also starting back with my pilates and boxing.


I have one of these in my garage and he's just waiting for me to come hit him in the face every day. LOL


Say a prayer for me...that I'll stick with it and that I'll see results! This is day 3 of being on the Zija and I've lost 4 pounds. I'm excited to get back in shape and to feel good in my clothes again. Oh to be in my normal size clothes again!! :)

I'll be doing updates on my weight loss (will try to do one every week). So hopefully, you'll see my double-chin disappear before your very eyes! HA!

Love to all,

21 comments:

elainaann said...

I just did the ABS Pilates video this morning. It kicked my butt! LOL.

Paige said...

they are definately worth the extra pounds- i have the windso pilates and have been doing the 20 minute workout for a while now- now if i could just find the ab workout that goes with it!!

Nitzia said...

this is too funny!!! i will have to look at that "zija" thing, now that i'm a runner i have not gained any more weight but i have not been able to get rid off about 7 lbs i have yet to loose to feel comfortable with my old clothes but anyway... also you can join the women can run clinic it starts this Thursday... they meet by your house twice a week, you can join the walkers team if you don't want to run:) keep us update it on the results of your diet... did you research any about side effects, etc? i'll have to look it up my self, sounds interesting.

Allyson said...

Good luck with your weight loss! I have been on my weight loss journey for a year now and I am done 60lbs! You can do it!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

It is very hard, and real hard to work out but that is the most inportant part:) I will be praying for you, you are totally beautiful but I know how it feels to be puffy:) hugs and love no doubt you will get there!

PJ said...

Um, did you just say you lost 4 pounds in 3 days? That's awesome!

I've been overweight for a while, but I must say that after these babies are born, I'm going to work hard to loose the extra pounds. And I regret not loosing them before I got pregnant. I'm really feeling sorry for my poor bones, and I'm only halfway!

You go girl!

Cuddles and Chaos said...

You are so beautiful inside and out...but I understand what it's like to feel puffy. I'm here to support and encourage you all the way. You can do it.

Stephanie said...

Hey girl I am right there with you! It will take time but the wieght will peel off with time with motivation. And it sounds like you are motivated. It took me 6 months to lose my pregnancy wieght but now I need to work on my prepregnancy weight which is another 20 pounds. I know it takes time but my self esteem has definately taken a hit!! So I know how you feel.

Sara said...

I understand what you mean! My baby girl is 7 months old and I have been gaining weight - not losing.

Good luck to you! I have 30-40 pounds to lose so I will be checking in with your blog for some motivation!!

Ginny Agee said...

You are still just as beautiful as you ALWAYS have been! I too know exactly how you feel though, just that mine was after my hysterectomy not childbirth! It just makes you feel better about yourself and that is important! I have the same Pilates video as you! Keep me posted on how it goes, and good luck to you! Love ya girly!

{:miss v:} said...

Good for you! I haven't ever heard of Zija...I'll have to check it out.

I'm actually going to start WW in the morning. They have a mom and me meeting on Monday mornings at 9:30 so I'm going to check it out. Hopefully it'll be good because it's so hard to attend those kinds of things when I have Evan with me!

amy said...

you are GORGEOUS inside AND out! Don't forget that. :) I'm proud of you and your workout goals! Working out is so hard for me... I've been trying to get motivated. I have Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and it's hard! (which is good! :) ). I still have my fertility drug pounds to drop too. But SO worth our miracle girls! You can do it!

sara said...

I love the kickboxing guy with the head! When I get frustrated can I borrow him? That little cutie of yours was so worth everything I know...but I'll be here rooting for you each step of the way! Thanks for the kind words ((hugs))

Faith said...

Girl, you are gorgeous no matter what - inside and out!

Heather said...

You are so beautiful in ALL those pictures!!!! I am excited for you, though. I know I feel so much more like the "old me" now....but it's even better because it's the "old me PLUS a sweet baby girl! (and a 4-year-old boy!) I must say, too, that I had 30-40 pounds of fertility med/TTC weight. UGH! Goodbye, bad friend!!

caryn said...

I just found your blog, good luck with the weightloss. I think I'm going to look into that, just can't get the baby weight all off!

Mel said...

Fertility treatments and babies are SO HARD on the body, aren't they? Just put your mind to it and you can do it! You can do anything!

Jenna said...

OK, I think I may need this stuff!!! Fertility treatment weight does NOT come off easily!

Shannon said...

I've never heard of that but it sounds great! I'm hoping my double chin will disappear soon too! :)

Eric and Emily said...

Being on all those hormones sure made me gain weight too! Very hard to watch your body grow, even knowing it is for a good cause! I am now smaller than I have been in a LONG time...since I was on all the infertility meds over the last 3 years I was puffed up! It feels great to feel in control finally of my own body...for so long I felt that I was being controlled! Look forward to watching your success! You still look great by the way in ALL those pictures!

Ashley said...

Amelia was worth all that and more, but I understand wanting to get back to how you looked prior to treatment and pregnancy.

By the way, you have gorgeous eyes. Gorgeous!