199 pounds

After I delivered Christian, I weighed 199 pounds.

I'd rather weigh 299 pounds and have a son, than weigh 118 without one, but that wasn't a decision I was given. So here I am. Overweight and childless, a hard combination. This isn't a pity post. I don't have to tell you how much I weigh, but I want to.

I did it once, back in 2012, and it helped to have y'all following along for accountability. 128 is what I weigh when I'm skinny, so that'll be the goal. That's 71 pounds to lose this year. I didn't gain it all from pregnancy, but I'd like to lose as much as I can before God gives us another baby. On Wednesday I have my first doctor's appointment since our son's heart stopped beating. Hopefully they'll clear me to exercise then. I've been walking and eating well this month. Better than I have in my entire life, in fact. I'm looking forward to the February weigh in.

Here's a recipe for my favorite green smoothie:

Unsweetened Almond Milk: 1 Cup
Kale: 4 Stalks
Mango: 1
Apple: 1
Banana: 1
Lemon Juice: 2 Capfuls

I normally chop up the kale before I put it in the blender. Compost (trash) the mango skin and pit, the apple core, and the banana peel, just so we're clear. It makes a good breakfast, but try your hardest not to drink the Almond Milk without the other ingredients. It might look like creamy goodness, but it takes like paint.

I hope your 2015 is healthy! If you wanna join me in weight loss, let me know! We ladies especially could use some more camaraderie!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to join you on this endeavor! I pray for you throughout the day as God brings you to my mind and can definitely try to be an ecouragement to you through this journey with the same desired result. I have 120 lbs to lose so I have a lot longer to go, but if I can get going and stay on track by having an accountability partner, it woudl be great!


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