Monday, July 04, 2011

up//down...

me @ 37 weeks 
anything over 38 weeks is roughly too embarrassing for this blog!
at this moment i was topping the scales at 187 pounds, and yes i gained more before giving birth.

so, where did i start out? i guess it's the same story for anyone else who was a 'skinny teenager', always small during high school (115 lbs) and then steadily staying the same and creeping up as i got older.  i always used to say 'i'll never see the scale hit 130', then one day i got on and i weighed 140 lbs...oops!! 
that was about the year i got married, which was great motivation.  i ordered my wedding dress one size too small so i had no choice but to get my butt in gear and lose some weight.  during the spring and summer before i got married i dropped 15 pounds...140 down to 125.
of course, what else happens afterwards? yep...i crept back up. this time to my heaviest (at that point) to 150 lbs... in april '09 i kicked myself in the ass again, and quickly dropped 5 pounds before i found out that i was pregnant.  i stayed at 145 for six weeks when things went on their way up and nine months later i had baby boy and 46 pounds to my name! thankfully, my weight dropped quickly. 27 lbs in the first few days, then dropped until i plateaued at 160 lbs....over the months that dropped a bit more.  i was in frumpy mom mode, too tired to exercise, too 'fat' to care...luckily breastfeeding helped me drop some more and i stayed at 150 for awhile.  

right now i'm down to 136 lbs...my goal is to get to 130, which i am hoping to get to by the time i go to a wedding at the end of the month.  what kicked me into gear? 
running
i started in november 2010 but took a few breaks here and there until about May 2011....running steadily has really helped me slim out....i was getting a little discouraged having the scale not moving, but my clothes getting looser...now it looks like that scale is and will hopefully continue to move.

as long as i can keep my motivation up there
hopefully by putting this 'out there', it will help me stay on track
i've been running six days a week (trying to run over 6K with each work out) and over the weekend i added weights to my regime.  

i'll keep you updated on how that goes.
for now, i'm just trying my best to say bye bye to frumpy mamaSTYLE!
xo,

melissa

4 comments:

jana said...

you've already said goodbye to it!! you look great! dont lose too much more!! :)

Joanna said...

Congrats! Pregnancy is a trial for most women. And keep it up, but remember it's not so much about the scale numbers but about how strong and healthy you are :) You look great!

If you need any info or advice, I've taught kung fu and tai chi for years and that includes a large amount of nutrition and general anatomy/exercise information.

Cheers!
ModaMama.blogspot.com

Amethyst said...

you look great congrats i didn't know running actually did a whole lot!!! now i'm more motivated :) thanks bunches hun...oh how did you do it in the beginning lol? it's killer on the legs

Ashley said...

You look great and are so inspiring. I would definitely enjoy reading more posts about this. :)