weight loss [before & after] + Target tribal sweater, Toms

January 2, 2013 § 12 Comments

Hi everyone! I told you yesterday we were going to talk about weight loss. Is losing a few pounds on your New Year’s resolutions?

Like many moms, I struggled to lose the weight after I had my son. I gained a total of 37 lbs (a little over the normal recommended amount). My son was a nice little chunk and I retained a ton of water, so most of the weight came off within the first month, without making too much effort.


yes, this is me and my belly at 39 1/2 weeks!

The last 17 pounds held on to me for dear life. Breastfeeding did not help. My body held on to every supply it needed to produce milk. Once I stopped breastfeeding, I lost another 5 pounds. Again, with not much effort. That’s when the real battle began. I had twelve pounds to lose and no matter how hard I worked out, they were determined to hang on to my body. Now, I was actually quite happy at this weight, but I knew this wasn’t the size I had always been. I had gorgeous clothes to fit back into! I’m small framed and well, I was eating way more than I actually needed.


Here’s me and those extra twelve pounds

Once I started following my body signs for hunger and fullness, practicing portion-control and a good deal of common sense, the last twelve pounds finally left my body. In order to make sure I wasn’t terribly flabby, I also went through a round of the Insanity workouts. And the thing about exercising is that once your start doing it, you realize that the benefits go beyond a firm tush. Exercise became a huge stress-reliever and just a part of my daily routine.

{sweater, Target (similar), shirt, leggings (similar), shoes, belt, Forever 21 (similar)}

This is my little success story. But if you’re looking for a real incentive to jump start your weight loss as well as some great tips, you should check out Jessica Heights’ [of Muthering Heights fame] new ebook. Can you believe she lost one hundred pounds? Her amazing determination is reason alone to read her story.

In the book, she chronicles her history with weight, food and exercise. The extraordinary thing about her story is that she managed to turn her life around even after having little ones. If you are the mom of a small child, you know what a feat that is!


This ebook is a quick, entertaining read that gets right to the point. Jessica offers practical tips alongside Scriptures to help guide you in your weight loss journey. She chronicles her actions and the steps she took to lose one hundred pounds. There are no magic formulas, no gimmicks, just good old common sense when it comes to weight loss. Much of what she shares in the book is the way I approached my weight loss. That’s why I feel confident about recommending this book to you.

If you are tired of setting weight loss as a new year goal and never checking it off your list, this inexpensive little ebook might just be what you need to get you in the right direction. For more information check out 1oopoundloser.net!




full disclosure: Jessica gave me a free copy of this e-book to review. All words and opinions are my own. I’m committed to always sharing things on the blog that I absolutely love and support. This post has affiliate links embedded, these links do earn a small commission.


linking up with the pleated poppy, shanna


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