Wednesday Link Up

I’ve decided after reviewing Fit moms for Life to do something that we women are never supposed to do. I’m going to tell you what I weigh. Every Wednesday.
It’s probably the scariest and most daring thing I’ve ever done. But I’m doing it to keep myself accountable, to give you encouragement and to show that it can be done. After Knox died I dove into exercise to help me deal with my grief. I didn’t want to take antidepressants and so I started running. I lost about 15 pounds and felt great. When I got pregnant with Lily, I kind of slacked off on my running, but still watched what I ate and tried to keep kind of fit. But when she died too…I just couldn’t make myself start running again. It felt better to wallow a bit with food than it did to exercise. I stepped on the scale the other day and about fell over. I gained back all of the weight I’d lost and then some.
I had the opportunity then to review the book Fit moms for Life and decided to do something about it. After the testing we’ve had done after Lily’s birth I’m at higher risk for blood clots and other issues with the cardiovascular system, so I’d better do something about it now. That’s where you come in.
Every Wednesday I’m going to weigh in and post my starting weight, previous week’s weight and current weight. I’ll also be including body measurements and probably something about my diet or workout from the week. You’re here to keep me accountable. And humble.
I invite you to come on this journey with me. I’ll be hosting a link up so if you have a blog and have a healthy tip, recipe to share or want to join me for Wednesday weigh in you can add your link. We are here to encourage each other and cheer each other on, so only positive comments will be approved. Be nice, we’re all starting at different places, different paces and are taking different steps. So here we go!




Week 1 (7/18/12)


 


Starting Weight : 157.6 lbs.
Measurements

Arms (upper): 13″
Waist : 38.5″ (at belly button)
Thigh : 23.5″
Calf : 15.5″
Let’s do this!!

14 thoughts on “Wednesday Link Up”

  1. You are so brave to do this. I have not been motivated lately to lose weight. Your post helps me to start caring and trying to be more active and to start eating better. I look forward to your weekly posts. I read the Fit Moms for Life book too and even ordered one of the workout videos.

    1. Thanks April! I have found it’s often tough for me to keep going once I’ve started, so this will be a great way to keep me accountable!

  2. Love your toenails :-). And you are brave! But I think accountability is so important when/if we want to break a bad habit. I would love to look at that book when we get together again. I don’t need the weight loss but I do need the strength training and I just feel better when I exercise.

    1. Thanks Denise! You’re more than welcome to borrow the book when I get back. I used to lift weights when I was highschool and felt so much better. I’m kind of excited about this!

  3. You go girl! I want to do this. I need to buy a scale though. Since Kylie was born, over 4 years ago, I have gained more weight then when I was pregnant. I really need to do something.

    1. I know Jena! I look at pictures before I had Gabe or even Titus and I’m disappointed that I haven’t been disciplined enough to make myself lose the weight after each kiddo. It’s amazing how quick it builds up.

  4. I admire your courage and determination! I am trying to be a healthier me. I walk all over town to run errands instead of driving and I have been replacing my snacks with freeze dried fruits.
    I look forward to the future posts!

    1. Thanks Sara! We’ve been making it a point to try and be more active as a family too. My husband has always been fit but getting out with the kids has become a bigger priority, not only because it makes it more accessible, but also because it helps teach them healthy habits now. It’s just as easy to run sprints when you’re having backyard races as it is when you’re running on a track.

  5. Erin: You are awesome. Since losing Mel I have gained over 40 pounds. When we were home in June, I decided to change things up a bit. There are good days and bad days, but in all I have lost 8 pounds. Grief can consume you and I was overcome with it, but I want to be healthy for my kids so they don’t lose me too early too.

    1. Grief is so easy to get lost in Patty. Especially when you’re already an emotional eater (like I am). It comes on so much quicker than it goes off. But you have 2 great little motivators there and I’m proud of you for being willing to change for them. Love you! 🙂

  6. I agree with everyone else, you are super brave to get on the scale & show us the numbers! Have been reading the Fit Moms For Life book as well. It seems like a good plan for weight loss. Wishing you luck & success on your journey to better health!

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