There has been a lot of change around here the last few weeks… and change is good! I’m no longer working… though I enjoy talking to adults I can do that at the thrift store and I don’t have to worry about getting enough hours to get insurance.
Then after 15 months I finally hit my weight loss goal! In the last 15 months I have lost 40.9lbs! I had a 7.24 drop in my BMI, lost 31″ (12″ from my waist alone!) & I went from a size 14 to a size 2. I lost about 25lbs last year in 4 months… I maintained my weight loss for nearly 7 months and then jumped back on the wagon & lost another 15.9 in the last 4 months. Not only do I look good, but I FEEL good!!! You can read about my journey here.
To celebrate my weight loss I took my good friend Amber shopping with me & bought some new clothes that fit! That & I actually tried stuff on that made me feel my age (are even a little younger 😉 ). Then the next day I got a hair cut & chopped about 6 inches off my hair!
As promised, before & after pics!!! First off wearing MY ‘fat pants’. These were a size 14 (for the longest time I thought they were only a 12! And I am barely 5’3″… a size 14 isn’t the same on me as someone who is 5’6″. I kept these as a reminder of where I have been & where I have gotten.
A little less then my starting 163 & my now 122.1…
Then after coming home with a new hair cut & feeling good… the twins asked to get their hair cut!!! As much as I wanted to say ‘NO NEVER!’ I had seen another set of twins recently with a cute hair cut… and well I HATE brushing it, and they hate having it brushed, so what the heck! Next thing you know we are in the salon (where mama gets her hair cut) & their piggies are in plastic bags!
Waiting for their turn… (Baylie, B, Carlie & Zander)
Carlie did AMAZING!! William said she sat still better then a lot of adults. I was a smart mama brought with new Barbies for being such big girls 🙂
Baylie… well that’s another story, one minute she wanted it cute, 5 minutes later NO. She went back & forth for 2 days, & I decided it needed cut anyways. There was no way in heck she was sitting the chair alone or on someones lap! Luckily William is tall, and taller then B so he just cut her hair while B held her.
Before (getting ready to go, their hair was actually a couple inches longer then in looks in this pic!) & After we got home!
Then I threw them in the tub to wash it & see just how much curl they still had. Afterward I offered them each a cookie if they let me take a picture… well that turned out to be an ADORABLE impromptu photo shoot! It is impossible to get 1 of them to do this, let alone BOTH of them willingly… Carlie is on the left & Baylie is on the right in all of these…
Great job on your weight loss!!!! Wow… I am impressed, kiddo! And love all the new “doos” !!! Fun time around your house!
You look so good! Wow, what a great change. Seriously, if I lost that much weight I would have non-existant boobs. You have a great figure.
Your girls are adorable before and after their cuts. Really super cute! *sigh* Now, I must consider my girl’s request that I cut her hair. After I cut off 8 inches she reallys wants her hair cut. I suppose I should do it, but it.is.so.hard. Maybe she will have a curl again if I do it, too.
that is so wonderful, you are an amazing mama
Congrats on the weight loss…that’s fantastic!! The kids look adorable! I just stumbled on your blog because I love to sew and couldn’t help but post a comment!! AWESOME!
Awsome job! So I went to this spark people today and signed up and started I’ve been walking everyday after work so Ive got 26 more lbs to loose here’s to a jumpstart!
YOU LOOK TERRIFIC!! YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD 🙂 and your girls look absolutely precious with their haircuts too!
Your weight loss is incredible, you look so good! I love your blog and follow it on a regular basis. I am glad you put up before and after pictures but i was also wondering if you posted more about what you did to loose all the weight? i clicked on read more of the weight loss journal and I didn’t get any where? I have an 8 1/2 month old son and I desperatly want to get the baby fat off, i could loose about 45 pounds to get back to my old pant size and I struggle with loosing it. any ideas? thanks so much!!
When you click that it takes you to all my posts in the my weight loss category which includes that one. If you scroll down you will see my previous posts about weight loss. http://everythingyourmamamade.com/category/weightloss-health/ You can find the specific post that I talk about most of it here http://everythingyourmamamade.com/2008/06/24/my-weightloss/ Hope that helps & good luck!