bonjour blogamselles & blogseurs!
happy saturday to us all!
it’s the weekend – let’s par-tay!
so yesterday was my w8 watcher weigh-in/meeting & i am happy to report that i lost .4 lbs. yeah not a whole heck of a lot but just enough to put me in the…
*drum roll please*
i have not seen a digit in the 180s since right after i had skylar in june 2009 & i nursed for the first couple of weeks. once i was unable (another sad story for another time) to breastfeed i started to gain mad weight.
i now realize i was most likely suffering from post-partum depression -- but by the time i saw my ob/gyn for my 6 week post-partum checkup i was 203lbs – the exact same weight i had been when i went to the hospital to deliver skylar!?!?!?!
i had gained like 20 lbs in about 4-5 weeks time!
i was so defeated, confused & disgusted!
by that following thanksgiving – 5 months later – i had packed on another 40 lbs. – hitting a personal highest weight ever.
(taken the day after thanksgiving 2009 – 240 lbs.)
and thus the battle began.
it took me 2 ½ years & a bazillion ups & downs -- but HELLO 180’s!!!!!
so umm yeah – i am pretty stoked!
okay SUPER stoked!
i know i say a lot of stuff about it just being a number on the scale – and i truly do still believe that – but seeing a number that i haven’t seen in almost 3 years is certainly an über dose of motivation!
and this is just the beginning!
okay enough blatant braggin’…
so i wanted to share a new blog by one of my most fave bloggers & tweeters – ashley!
this phat chick
she is putting it all out there & for those of us who blog about our weight loss/health journeys we know how freakin’ scary that is – so please go show her some bloggy l♥ve, give her a follow, and cheer her on!
for the record – putting it all out there – my actual weight, photos, fears, bitchin’s, etc is the BEST fucking thing i EVER did. it may not be for everyone – but for me, that honesty & accountability is what has kept me going on my darkest days, hours, minutes, & seconds!
and i know i probably woulda copped out on the 30 day shred if it wasn’t for my bold ass being all braggy about it on here – this community rocks balls & the support is monumental in my success – so a big PHAT sloppy mwah with tongue to you all!
one more thing…
i saw my doctor yesterday about my knees – even though they feel much better – i wanted to make sure it wasn’t a serious injury & i do not believe in suffering. being a martyr is just dumb!
she said that it is probably muscular – as in a pull/strain – which is what i thought as well.
i have no serious damage & very little arthritis – which i was shocked to hear. i have had knee pain in my right knee off & on since i was in my 20s (many fuckin’ moons ago).
she thinks that pain comes & goes with my weight…
hmmmm… ya don’t say?
she said with all the working out/exercising i am doing that this is just part of the process & i should continue to soak when necessary, use heat and/or ice, and take ibuprophin. if it worsens then obviously come back & she will xray.
i was wearing the new nikes i got a few weeks back for a steal & she asked me if those were the shoes i wore while working out – which of course they are. she said that they may be a lot of the problem!
shut the frig up!
and she recommended a light-weight shoe – named a few brands she used – saucony, assics, brooks – and oddly enough i was eyeballin’ some saucony the other day as well.
so i definitely need better shoes!
well that’s all i got peeps…
au revoir – i leave ya with a reminder to join -- open until midnight tomorrow!
as usual – no rules – link up whatcha like – even giveaways cause i personally happen to lurve free shit!
all the cool kids are doing it!
peace, l♥ve & margaritas bloggy peeps!