I have 2 children a 13 year old and a 20 month old (why am I counting months I know I know but he is almost 2 ..lol). Before I had the little one I had lost about 85 lbs through weight watchers, fit code, Dre’s diesel dome and every other weight loss challenge you could name. When I got pregnant something clicked in my mind that you don’t have to exercises anymore and you can eat whatever you want! Needless to say the weight packed back on with a vengeance. By the end of my pregnancy I was right back where I had started plus a couple of pounds. I was depressed and didn’t have any will to even think about a diet. I used the excuse, “I just had a baby” until my baby turned 1 years old and I realized…you can no longer use that excuse anymore 😦
So it took a couple of months after my son turned 1 for me to find small strides to do better. Initially it was drinking more water and then eventually I started to cook more meals with less eating out for lack or preparation. Then I discovered a meal plan that was very reasonable and did not require me to remove certain food groups from my meals. Fast forward to 5 months later the numbers on the scale has moved but I still didn’t see a difference in the mirror.
When I went in to work a few of my coworkers that I hadn’t seen in a while gave me the girl you look nice .. you’re losing that baby weight! I was like thanks but in my mind I was like maybe it’s the black (you know they say black makes you look smaller). I wear a Vera Bradley fanny pack you know that is the trend these days and it comes with an extender. Low and behold today I was able to take the extender off and wear the fanny pack around my waist with no sucking in and a lil wiggle room! Hallelujah its just those small victories that makes everything worth while. Yes I am very much still plus size and yes I love every inch of my body but I strive to be the best me I can so when I put on my clothes …. I slay!!!