Honestly? What didn’t make me want to do it. That’s a shorter list.
Me with my son, before and after Me with my son, before and after For starters, I’m a mother to a beyond handsome, rambunctious and witty toddler, Connor. I knew I had to change my life when he asked me to play with him not even 2 feet away and the thought of getting my ass off the sofa was dreadful. That’s a terrible feeling and situation on so many levels.
Secondly, I wanted to be me. The women I felt on the inside. The woman who loved fashion but couldn’t fit into the finest Moo Moo dress ever. I was pushing a size 30 at Lane Bryant and wearing a 3-4x top. Clothes were becoming limited, and I hated that. Third, I want to become Mrs. Vince Vaughn.
I started off weighing over 320+ lbs. Im about 5’11” so people couldn’t tell how much I REALLY weighed, but the scale never lied to me.
Going into it, the basics is all I knew. Less calories in, more calories out. That’s it! That’s a rule I use to this day. I don’t have a sugar daddy…yet. I don’t have all the money in the world to make it rain on products like shakes and pills and expensive pills in the stores. That wasn’t in the cards for me. Also, let’s face it. That junk has been around for years, and how many over weight people do we still see today? It doesn’t work….long term and I want this weight gone forever! I logged the man hours. I portion control, work hard and have a ton of fun!
I don’t have a cook, a nanny or a trainer. I am all 3 of those things. I’m not here to sell you junk you won’t use. I’m not here to tell you everything is going to be okay. It won’t be. You’re going to have days where you want to give up. Where you’re going to say “Screw it, I’d rather be large” I know. I was there and still have some of the days myself. I’m here to show you and help you keep this as simple and real as possible.
I lost 130+ lbs in 15 months, the bulk of that weight being in 13 months. It’s a lot of hard work, dedication but guess what? It’s a lot of damn fun, too!