NumNums no more Numb Bum diary...
I wasn't going to start one of these. Was going to merrily plod. After looking at some MFP before and after, or even during weight loss pictures, it's inspired me to take some.
I'm not happy, I'm disgusted. Rolls of fat... I have a saggy belly and stretch marks from having three children, they're my battle scars, I can't do TOO much about them, but I can the weight. And I know with weight loss, these should improve a little aswell.
Why do I want to lose weight?
I have arthritis, I have since I was 2. Being over weight, or even on the heavier side puts pressure on my joints. Long term pain with exercising v's long term health and joint care, there is no comparable.
Three young beautiful children. With all my current medical conditions, I need to help me to help them. I need to be in the best physical form to raise them. And improving my diet, will improve theres aswell. Because if I'm cooking healthy for myself, they better eat it too!
My partner, we're not married but we've been together since we were 16, 8 years in June. When we got together, I was a slim 130lbs toned and healthy. He loves me now and always has, but I know a mans eyes wonder, I don't want them to wonder any further than me.
My stomach at 16/17 - showing off my belly button piercing... lol
Myself. For a long time I have looked in the mirror and been disgusted. I don't think for the past 6 years, practically 7, I've looked in the mirror once and been happy with the reflection looking back.
Get into Size 12 (comfortably)
Get into 10st's
Get into size 10 (comfortably)
Get into 9st's
Get to 9st 4lbs.
Lowering fat/sugar content
Exercise - Moderately due to arthritis
Sadly I didn't take any at 13st 1lbs, but here follows the pictures for 12st 3lb
And this is me... hoping to achieve my goal weight by July. But, that's only if I maintain 2lbs a week, which I know wont happen, but atleast by July I should lose a good 20lbs .
Hope you not been sick at my pictures.
Last edited by NumNums : 15th February, 2012 at 02:33 PM
My little boy is now 12 weeks.
36 weeks pregnant (mid october)
40 weeks pregnant
And in those pictures I weighed about 175 lbs (12st 7lbs) I put on no weight during pregnancy. I went up to 13st 1lb (183lbs) after newyear/christmas.
One thing did have to change...
I quite successfully played online games for about 12 years. Never used to effect my weight, but as I got older and things changed, and depression for one reason of another. I used to get absorbed into games.
I'd be raiding in World Of Warcraft 3/4 nights a week for 3-5 hours at a time. Not healthy in any way at all.
Thankfully after having James, he fills up my time, ALOT. And my mind and eating habits are changing very quickly.
Good bye old life
I know hun, but my stomachs not got any worse in the last two pregnancies, the damage was done when I carried my first son and I'm a little worried after neglect and 6 years, I stand no chance.
I saw a lassy on MFP forums who had a pretty bad overhang and she's attacked it with crunches and sit ups, leg lifts and other stuff and it's gone back quite a bit.
I think I'll feel better when I get down past 11st 7lbs, that'll be my lightest weight since having my first son.
I'm trying not to dwell on it too much because I don't want to look at the pictures and give up. I want them to keep driving me forward to a new me.
I haven't taken any photo's of me. I really should for inspiration to lose the weight. In fact i will take some tonight.
Well done to you though... the first step is doing something about it.
I don't have any children yet. I have more stretch marks than my mum and she's had 3 kids. which really annoys me.
Losing 12lbs in a month is fab though, keep up the good work
Feeling slightly defeated today.
I feel like a tummy tuck is going to be the only answer to ever achieve what I would 'eventually' like.
I'm not going to make any choices about surgery until I've reached my goal weight and in that time I'm going to start doing abdominal exercises. I'm hoping I'll be able to get it back to a state naturally that I'm happy with.
My friend has recently gone through a breast enlargement and had nothing but problems with the scar bursting, seeping and various things.
Oh, just wish I could sleep and wake up in about 6 weeks time.
Struggling to eat anything at all today now, really frustrating. I hope my mind isn't thinking 'the less I eat the more I'll lose' because I know that's not the way.
I'm looking into getting some exercise equipment.
I need something for my abs, desperately!
I walk 4 miles a day (when kids aren't on school holidays)
I try to do an hour of two of house cleaning, hovering up and down stairs.
I'm going to try and add in a couple mornings of swimming once the kids go back to school if Mum will look after James.
I think surgery has to be a last resort. We have all talked about it on here. I am really big and know that no matter how much I exercise and tone up I will definitley have loose and saggy skin, which fills me with absolute dread. Trust me you are not alone. I get so down about it, but discussing it on here with my minimins friends really helps to put things in perspective.
A couple of the guys on here mentioned the palmers cocoa butter cream is great for stretch marks, and although I have never carried a baby, I am covered in them from ballooning to different weights. I bought some and I think it's great, I have really noticed a difference especially on my disgusting baggy arms. I know it's not much, but the little things can really help.
I think it's great that you decided to start a diary, I really look forward to reading it.
Lot' of love xxx
Thanks hun, it's really good when people recommend products to you that they've seen a difference using. Will deffo get some.
Yeah surgery is like my 5 year last resort. WHEN I lose the weight (not if) and have done all I can to tighten it, if there's no improvement in 5 years, then I might consider it for my 30th birthday present lol.
Sore throat and head ache today eurghhhh!
Oh no, rest up hun. Don't want to make it worse xx
You don't need equipment for abs, all you need is yourself.
do 2 60 mins plank a day
60 crunches (3 sets of 20)
and a really good one that love is leg raises - lie on the floor on your back with your palms facing upward (so you cant cheat and use your arms) with your legs out straight lift them up in the air until they are 90 degrees with your body and then lower them back down NOT touching the floor. do 3 sets of 10 of these a day
Hope this helps.
Thanks ladies, weigh in day tomorrow, hoping for 2lbs loss!
Becca, you have 3 beautiful beautiful children, when I was pregnant I was told not to bother thinking about weight loss for a good 6 months, a mother had better things to do, and I was also told that it would take me a good 12 months to get my body anywhere near being back to "normal" what ever that may be.
My stomach muscles are gone my tummy now starts from under my boobs, and I know that no matter how much weight I loose I will have to do some serious tummy toning !, there are some good stretch mark treatments available, not that you can get rid but they can be improved
, one of the best is bio oil, personally I keep the manufacturers of baby oil in business, I actually bath in it, lovely warm bath plenty of baby oil in it, or if you can't be bothered cleaning the bath straight after I plaster it on while I am still wet once I get out of the bath or shower.
I do however think you are being incredibly hard on yourself, cut yourself some slack girl, you will get there and there are plenty of people here to support you.
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