I am super hard on myself!!!!! Ryan would agree with that 100%. It doesn't matter how many times he tells me I'm beautiful, skinny, awesome or whatever he is complementing me on, I'm terrible to myself! It's something I'm working on:) So here I am telling you about me.
As of February 17th I officially have lost my baby weight. I say officially because I use the scale at my Chiropractor's office. That is where I weighed my self before I got pregnant and It's where I weighed myself the day before I had L&L. Now to those of you who have turned up your noses please keep reading. I have had many, MANY people who disregard my weight loss. "Oh, skinny girl looses weight....big whoop!" I must say it hurts my feelings! I have been working on my weight lose just like anyone else would. I DON'T CARE IF YOU HAVE 25LBS TO LOSE OR 325LBS TO LOSE. WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN YOU ARE UNHAPPY! Alright I will get off my soapbox. I have had some that have asked me what I've done. This is what has worked for me.....
- Exercise (running, walking, workout tapes, bike riding)
Eating right. This has been really challenging for me! Not because I don't know how to eat healthy but I've had a hard time knowing how much to eat. I'm breastfeeding TWO babies so obviously I NEED to eat more calories. But how much? This has been my challenge.
- Protein shakes. Each morning for breakfast I do a protein shake. One scoop of a all natural whey protein supplement, One cup milk, some cocoa (unsweetened), couple spoonfuls natural peanut butter, a frozen banana, about a 1/2 cup rolled oats (dry) and a dash of cinnamon. Blend and enjoy!
So that's what I've done. I've worked at it, thank you very much! I'm tired of people negating my work because I didn't have a million pounds to lose!!! I worked hard and I'm still working hard. I am not 100% happy with the way I look. I'm 5'2" and my body stretched to hold two babies! There are somethings that only plastic surgery would fix. I have extra skin and stretch marks (they aren't going anywhere). I also have a diastasis recti. Basically my abdominal mussels are ripped apart. I have a hole in my stomach where all my organs hang out. This is painful and unattractive! This is something I would have surgery on. Not strictly for vanity purposes, but for my health and well being. We all have things about our bodies that we would like to change but this post is not about that. It's about the good changes in me! Like I said I'm not 100% happy with my body but I am 100% happy with my progress and my effort!
I also gave her shoes.....just for fun!
So there is a story behind the shoes. I bought them long before I was ever married and put them in my hope chest (a plastic tub) for the day when I would have children. When I found them and realized I had three pairs I knew I wanted to give them to Bri. I just couldn't breakup the set.