Friday, April 16, 2010

The Results are in: My Success Story

Pregnancy wasn't too nice to me. All 70 pounds that I gained didn't quite "fall" off after Noah's birth as I had planned. Somehow I thought all those cheeseburgers would just melt away. Well, at least you get to count on losing the the weight of the baby and placenta. (A whole 25 pounds!) So, the question, what do I do with the other 45 pounds? About 3 months after I had Noah I had officially lost all the "baby" weight which brought me down to just plain old cheeseburger weight. Here's the breakdown: After losing the "baby" weight I was weighing in at 185. I tried dieting off and on and exercising when I could, which brought my weight down some. By the end of last summer I was down to 160. Then, in January I joined a new gym. They were having a weight loss challenge for 8 weeks and I thought, "this is my ticket!" I had access to trainers, classes and dietitians. I took full advantage of this contest, not to mention they had some great prizes for the top 10. Since my gym offered free childcare, I went 5-6 days a week for at least two hours a day. Last night was the rewards ceremony, and believe it or not...I placed 10th out of 100 people! I was so excited! Not only have I established a routine that works for me (and Noah), but I have made great friends in the process and achieved AMAZING results. I plan on keeping this up to get in even better shape. This challenge has truly changed my attitude about taking care of myself.
So, the results:
Start weight April 2009: 185
Current weight April 2010: 137
Total lost: 48 lbs!
Here are pictures of before and after:

Before (April 2009)

After (April 2010)


  1. Great job Heather! All that hard work paid off :)

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  3. Well, Look at you! Way to go Girl-Friend We are so very proud of you. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to do what you have done. GOOD JOB!and you do look GREAT! (Lucky Dave)

  4. Way to go!!!! you look great! Hard work pays off....Love Ya