92lbs and Counting How I lost the Weight!
The day I heard I was pregnant I drove to IN & Out Burger…now I know some of you may judge me, but here’s the thing… I firmly believed my child would love it as much I did!
Joking aside, all my life I have been thin. I never really had the right to complain, although just like every other female in this world I definitely had my “fat days”. I was always super blessed in that I never had to work out and to be completely honest I ate whatever I wanted…things never really got out of control until the test was POSITIVE. Now, in fairness as all moms know, the day you find out your pregnant your life completely changes, and that doesn’t just mean in terms of the fact that your bringing a little into this world. It also means that any terrible habits you had are gone, in a heartbeat.
LET ME BE CLEAR… I LIVED on Diet Coke, cigarettes, Nestles Crunch bars and Kit Kats, and fast food…Yup, that was basically all I consumed for my entire high school/college life. Whelp, that was over…gave it all up within 2 days and LEGIT I thought I was dying. DYING. I don’t like water, I hate salads and I am not a fan of chicken, of any type….so this was going to be A HOOT!
The weight started piling on…explain to me how it is that I quit everything awful in my life, begin eating the healthy stuff and I pack on more weight than I could even handle?? It was all down hill from there.
I completely took advantage that I had a little growing in me, and I would eat constantly. I believed 100% that I was eating for 2 the entire pregnancy and in fairness I ate for 11. It got to the point that I had nothing in my closet to wear, at 4 MONTHS… In month 7 I developed Preeclampsia. For those of you unaware it’s a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. Or, more well known for the reason Kim K had to have baby North early. Luckily my blood pressure never got too crazy, however another side effect was swelling. I woke up one morning and would have sworn I was Shamu’s first cousin by birth. By month 8 my feet were so swollen my toes didn’t touch the ground and my face looked like a munchkin from Wizard of Oz.
So month 9…went into labor…16 hours at home, pacing my house like a panther, naked, cleaning and sweating like a whore in church. At hour 16 one of my best friends Marissa Winokur walked in the door, told me I looked beautiful (I knew she was lying through her hair) and her and my husband packed me off to the hospital.
HERE’S THE DEAL:
THE DAY I GOT PREGNANT (my wedding night) I weighed 115lbs
THE DAY I DELIVERED: I weighed 212lbs
KILLED IT!!!! 97lbs
AND my kid was nothing huge: 7lbs 2oz so I couldn’t even get away with that! So, all said and done I left the hospital loosing 3lbs. Let the good times roll. Breast-fed for 4 months (until my son became allergic to my breast milk…) and then IT. WAS. OVER. 17 months later I can successfully say I have lost 92lbs.
Here’s how I did it…being as honest as humanly possible.
I SHUT MY MOUTH…LITERALLY. Stopped eating and started taking Hydroxycuts. I ate when and only when I was hungry. I am NEVER hungry in the morning before work, I KNOW breakfast is the most important meal….but it always makes me feel gross. For lunch I would eat yogurt and fruit. For dinner I would eat steamed veggies and steak.
ANYTHING in between I ate and continue to eat Japanese cucumbers with salt. I swear I must eat 20 Japanese cucumbers a day. That’s it. As far as a workout plan I have none…I chase my kid around the house like a crazy lady all day. We walk in the afternoons and in the evenings everyday. We swim everyday as well, which is amazing. Every activity I do involves my child. I have not made my life crazy….I don’t sneak to a gym every free moment I have. I just do what I can when I can, when I have the energy.
Here’s the thing, I cheat for sure. No matter what my work schedule is I cook every single night for my family, and I love it. I was always raised that dinner includes dessert. So be it peanut butter cookies, cake, brownies or cheesecake I always nibble on something. I never wanted this process to be treacherous or horrible. That’s as honest as I can be.
Buy cucumbers, be patient and be honest. Some people may frown on the diet pills. For me they were a kick-start to get my system back to what was normal. My body is not the same, it never will be, but it’s a perfect difference. It’s the difference of having Tyler James and for me that experience was worth every single minute.