So I have been on my weightloss journey for almost a month now. I am in awe of how much the Advocare 24 Day Challenge has changed me!!! If you would like more information on how the Advocare 24 Day Challenge can help you too hit me up I would be glad to help you. So here is the story....
Most of you that have known me for a long time know that all through High School and into college I never had a weight problem. I could eat whatever I please and still stayed skinny. Then came our 1st born.. I wouldn't say I was little by any means when I was pregnant with her but I managed to loose most of my weight & get back where I was before having her. The came my little man, I was HUGE when I had him but like after having Brooklyn I lost the majority of it. It just took me a little longer & I didn't loose all of it at all. But then came our little caboose baby. No one could have prepared me for the rollercoaster of a ride that pregnancy would be. My body did things I had no idea it could do. I wasn't just huge I was a HIPPO!!! I was just shy of 200 pounds the day I delivered (yes a month early)! According to my doctor this past week I might as well been pregnant with triplets or quads! Wow was I really this big? Yes is the answer to this question.
I remember all during the Summer I just didn't feel good about myself. I was embarrassed in a swim suit & to be honest a tank top & shorts was perfectly fine for me or better yet lets go with a VERY loose tshirt :-) So a couple months ago I ran into a girl that I knew from church a couple years ago & I never looked at her as a heavy set person at all. But when I ran in to her the girl looked AMAZING! So I asked her what she was doing. She told me about the 24 day challenge in which I had heard about it from a couple other people. So while going through pictures and realizing my pants where getting bigger and bigger I thought what can it hurt. So I talked to Tony about it, got my finances in order so that I could do it, and thought ok lets do this. It was a hard 24 days but I had an amazing support system. In those 24 days I was able to shed only 7 pounds but the amazing part was I shed 11 3/4 inches off my entire body!! When I started the challenge I was 2 pounds shy of 140 pounds (yes I just said that outloud) this morning I was 4 oz shy of the 120s again!!!!
I have never been 1 of those girls who could turn heads or have guys look at me & think wow shes pretty. None of that is important now because I have a husband BUT with that said I do want to be 1 of those girls who walk in the room & my husband is proud to say yes that is MY WIFE! For those who know me also know I have a stubborn and determined personality. I am determined to look like I did in my early 20s before summer. Obviously with a few blimishes but hey those are my battle wounds & those babies are worth every blimish I will carry from now on!!!
I look forward not so much to being skinny but being HEALTHY! My entire family is eating healthy & I must say I am so proud of them. I am cooking things I never thought I would put in my mouth. I even tried cauliflower mashed potatoes for crying out loud (Not that I ever will again).. and tried spinach this past weekend & could actually tollerate it. I just want to say a big thank you to the people who have and continued to support me.