Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday #6...

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday

Last week Kate from The Widgeon Nest posted about her belly woes. In her post she talked about this blog called the belly project instantly I loved it. You know me all about talking about the other part of weight loss...self image.

As women, or just human beings I guess, it is something that is with in us to criticize other people, and be especially hard on ourselves. I find the times I have the most difficult time dropping the el-bees is when my "inner voice" is negative. When I am hard on myself and feeling defeated, guess what...the scale defeats me, the numbers defeat me. Weight loss is as much, if not more, a mental battle with yourself.

Isn't this all of our ideal mid section?
This girl is 21, and currently has an eating disorder.
{that is a fact that she herself published}

This woman is 30, she is currently pregnant with her second child.

This woman is 19, she has had one pregnancy {vaginal birth}

This woman is 31, she has had three pregnancies.

This woman is 32, she has had two pregnancies.

My Point in sharing these pictures is to show you all that image we have in our head of what the "perfect" body is, and how far ours is from so wrong. Everyone has different body issues. We should be proud of our bodies, love ourselves, and love our "flaws" they make us human.

This is me today {unedited, but fuzzy bc I had to crop it}.
Weighing in at 194 pounds, up three from last week.
I have a ton of stretch marks.
My abs are starting to come through at the top.
Where there was once a cute belly button ring now a piece of skin that looks like a chicken neck.
I'm not embarassed.
For so long I wanted to stay fat, because I was afraid of what my body would look like once I lost the weight.
I'm not done yet, still 35 pounds to go till my initial goal weight.
But I can honestly say I am proud of those stretch marks
91 pounds down...
And I am proud of how hard I worked to get my stomach to look like it does today.

This is me June 9, 2010, the day before I gave birth.
I was weighing in at 285 pounds...on my 5'4 frame.
Since that day I have lost 91 pounds.
Two weeks after giving birth I weighed 275.
I yo-yoed for a good 18 months.
In Labor Day weekend of 2011 I decided it was time to change my life.
Since that day I have struggled through 81 pounds.
Crawled, cried, stomped my feet, sweated my butt off {literally}
But I didn't stop, and I'm not stopping now.


  1. You look wonderful...Be proud!

  2. This was a great post! Thanks! By the way, I want your tummy! You are looking great!

  3. Girlfriend you rock. Your stomach looks so tiny!!! Be proud!! A ton of women would LOVE to have your stomach ( me included!!) you're so inspirational!

  4. Awesome post! You are so right. We need to be proud of those marks and be happy that we were able to get them. Of course I'd prefer beautiful elastic skin, but I'd much rather have my girls.

    You are doing great!

  5. You're doing amazing!! We do put too much pressure on ourselves to have a "perfect" yummy. I've had a c-section so obviously my stomach isn't perfect,'s getting where I'm okay with it. I also have the "turkey neck" old bellpiercing hole. Ugh.

  6. Thank you for this post! It is so easy to get down on yourself when your weight goes up a little. But these pictures are so inspiring. By the way.. Awesome job girl! You look great!


  8. WHISTLEEEEEE You look fab lady! Happy wednesday!

  9. You look so great - this is a great post. Great post.

  10. You look fabulous! And thank you for a great post for me to read this morning!

  11. Awesome job! You look great, very inspiring!

  12. I love this post...and I really needed it. I am dying to get knocked up (as everyone knows) and I know I gained a ton of weight when I was pregnant last time. If I don't want to be a freaking whale when I have a bun in my oven, then I need to step up my game RIGHT FREAKING NOW. Seriously, I needed this.

    Also, your pic looks awesome...but I kinda wanted to yell "show your boobs!" lol is that weird?

    1. I purposely cropped out my boobs because of pervs like you xoxox

  13. Thanks for the reminder.
    I don't like my stomach by any means but we're all different!!
    I need to work on accepting how far I've come rather than the fact that I hate my stomach!! :)
    You look, great, by the way!!!

  14. You look freakin amazing girl! Seriously such an inspiration! You've come so far! Just keep goin and you'll get there!

  15. You have done so good! It will be awhile before I would feel comfortable posting my stomach (no children, still quite flabby!) I love this weight loss hop!!

  16. You're so brave for posting a pic of your stomach! But you know, I would totally trade tummies with you in a heart-beat. :) And 91 pounds down, you deserve to feel proud of your midsection!

    Oh, just a correction, my belly is not post-baby...I made these stretchmarks and this loose skin aaaallll by myself. Womp womp! :-P

  17. OMG you are amazing!! You are an inspiration!!!

  18. Oh you are SUCH in inspiration!!! Thank you for keeping it real & reminding me that the body image we all think what we want is SO unrealistic!!!!! You totally rock! Thanks again for sharing! Oh, I have a little chicken neck at my belly button too! Go Chicken Neck Belly Button Club!

  19. 91lbs, that is amazing! Way to go! I hope you are super proud of yourself! Going thru all you've gone thru lately, you're an inspiration! Stay tough!

  20. You've done this post!

  21. I love this post! You are so right about self image! By the way your belly looks great!

  22. 91 pounds?? You go girl!! I am so proud of you, because I have struggled with the mental battle too and that is much harder than resisting junk and enduring exercise. I am trying to make myself believe I am worth it to have that body I dream of. We are all worth it. The hardest part is being sure of that. Keep it up girlie, you're doing amazing!!

  23. wow you look fantastic! I'm off to check out that website it looks right up my alley! It's amazing what one person thinks is heavy another would die to have....self image is definitely the BIGGEST struggle to lasting weight loss I think!

  24. Alex this is amazing, you look so great! I just started reading your blog and you are seriously so inspiring to me!