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Saturday, April 9, 2011

My weight loss journey

I've had ups and downs with my weight loss journey and right now I'm stuck. Stuck in a rut. Bored of eating healthy and bored with trying to come up with new ideas.

My weight journey began when I stood on the scales at the hospital the day I had my second son. 115 kilos. Oh. My. Goodness. WHAT?! Sure, I was pregnant, but come on. I was horrified :(

The pregnancy weight came off, but my weight settled at 95 kilos and stayed there for a while. I tricked myself into thinking I was happy, that I looked ok and that I would always be that size.

At the time I was meeting weekly with a group of my girlfriends from school who had all had babies around the same time as me. A couple of them looked the same as me, so I just kinda accepted I'd be a fat mum and that it was normal.

Then, one of those girls started looking thiner. Looking great. I thought "hey, I wanna do that too" and asked her what she had been doing.

Weight watchers. She said it was easy, fun and most importantly, it was working!! I phoned them the next week and booked an appointment.

That was in June last year. My son was 14 months old. My weight by then was 86 kilos. I had managed to lost the first 10 kilos by myself by simply giving up coca-cola and icecream for dessert each night. I was drinking more than a litre of coke every day. Sometimes more. And a large bowl of icecream everynight.

I signed up on the spot. I was motivated. I was going to DO THIS! Week one I counted points. I planned. I ate the same thing each day. And it worked. The weight slowly but surely started coming off.

5 months on I was 76 kilos and feeling great! I was getting so many comments and was 2-3 dress sizes smaller. Clothes fit me. I wore singlets with my arms showing! They were usually hiding away.

But now, I'm another 5 months on and I'm still the same weight. My goal weight is 70-72 and I'm stuck. I've lost motivation. I'm going back to my weight watchers meeting this morning and am going to wait after the class to speak to my leader to ask for some help. It's time. I need help.

This post is to help me get back on track. To stay motivated. I CAN do this. If you've read this far, I thank you :) Here's a couple of pics of my journey. Excuse the middle pic with no bra!! It's to show me in a singlet and it's not a pic I would normally share, but I need to show it to show the journey :)


  1. I am hearing you Sarah. I made the same decision at the start of last year. My last "baby" was 2 and I hadn't started to lose the weight that I had accummulated over 3 pregnancies in 5 years. I lost 10 kg easy peasy- my head was in the right space. I did Zumba and ate sensibly but right now I am struggling to get back into the right head space. Silly as I feel so darn good having lost the weight and I only need to get another 5 kg off to get to a healthy and sustainable weight. I hope that you get back on track. I understand how hard it is.

  2. Sarah, you look so happy in those last 2 photos! I too have managed to accumulate a few (!) kilos after 3 babies. Each baby leaves a few and then you have more than you want! Mine is dropping off ever so slowly and it is frustrating too! I just find it so hard to exercise with 3 little ones and I always seem to be the last one to eat! So I don't always eat well! All excuses though, I need to at least include myself in the equation!! Good luck and good on you for being so honest.

  3. Hi Sarah, I think you've done an amazing job to get where you are today. I think it's so good that you had the motivation to start with...I wish I had some of that! I am constantly thinking about how I need to lose weight, but I struggle to actually start being a bit more healthy with my eating!
    I think you look great and I bet it won't be long at all until you're at your goal weight!
    Good luck!

  4. Oh Sez,

    you have done so well, You look amazing and you should be proud of yourself and so happy with your achievements. Its not easy to stay healthy, it sure is a challenge, but as long as you eat things in moderation you can still have your fave things! I find that exercise is a great way to keep everything off and is a mood booster too!

  5. Sarah you look amazing. I wished I looked as good as you. But ultimately it comes down to being comfortable within yourself and if you aren't comfortable then it doesn't matter.

    Who knows I might join you post baby (although I would love to lose another 15kg while pregnant as I did with Kanga, I don't see it happening)