Tuesday, February 07, 2012

"25 Pounds" - Update!!!

Back in December I started a journey with you all called "25 Pounds". If you missed the kick-off, check it out here. I had shared with you all that I was 175lbs and that I had a goal to lose 25 pounds. I did not put a time constraint on when I planned to lose those 25 pounds by, I just plan to do it PERIOD!

As some of you that know me already know, I had surgery on Jan 5th and have not been able to really work out. I even gained 16 pounds right after my surgery from bloating and swelling! You KNOW I was devastated! However, I knew it wasn't permanent. In about 1 weeks time after surgery, all of the bloating and swelling, along with those 16 pounds it came with was gone...PHEW! So I was back to 175 and ready to get down and dirty!

Without being able to exercise, good eating habits were VERY important to me. I tried to use what I learned in Weight Watchers and eat healthy portions, foods that are good for you, and tried to avoid the "I snack all day because I sit in the house all day" syndrome. This allowed me to maintain 175 for a few weeks without gaining weight and I was super happy. We alllll know what sitting at home eating and sleeping can do to a female's figure!

Well, enough with dragging you all along on a string. I know what it is you all want to know! So here it is. I am going to tell you now. Like right now....

Ok I will stop lol. So I lost THREE POUNDS! Some people may be like "oh great, 3 pounds, big deal", but to me, it is a VERY big deal when you went months plateaued at the same weight and did not know what to do. So I am now 172 and super duper excited! I have been hula hooping when it wasn't too painful and sneaking in a couple of Just Dance 3 songs every once in a while to get some light cardio in over the past week. I cannot do any vigorous workout routines so those were as close to cardio as I could get without hurting myself. Once I am cleared to workout again, I know the results will be PHENOMENAL!

I will tell you that 3 pounds makes a difference in how you feel. I FEEL better already. I feel thinner and my self confidence has gone up. I am geared and ready to continue my journey to lose 25 Pounds and I am happy that I am now 3 pounds closer! I hope you all stick with me and continue to cheer me on as I reach my goal!

Thanks to all of you who have been encouraging me and I special shoutout to my bff LaLa for bugging me to hurry up and post about my 25 Pound journey. I finally did it!


  1. You'll be at your goal before you know it! Go girl!

  2. Wooohoooo!!!!! I like these posts, they inspire! You go girl! And three pounds is a lot. One pound could be like water weight, but 3 is awesome! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks! I feel inspired myself. I also had to stop weighing myself EVERY morning. Your body fluctuates day by day and it can make you go CRAZY checking everyday.