Life After Baby: Weight Loss Update

Monday, March 21, 2011

I've come a long way since my first post-pregnancy weight loss post. Here are my current numbers:

First baby:
Starting weight: 145 lbs
@ 9 months: 195 lbs
Second baby:
Starting weight: 190 lbs
@ 9 months: 216 lbs
My ZGirl will be 8 months next week and I now weigh 161 lbs, the same weight I had when I married the love of my life. What an amazing accomplishment, all thanks to God, Zeke (my sponsor and accountability) and the lessons learned along the way:
• I can't give glory to Weight Watchers because most of my weight loss happened without them. I stopped going to the meetings close to 2 months ago to save money. I do use what I learned there but I don't write down what I eat or count points as I did while on the program. I keep losing weight throughout this time. I have learned balance. 
• I can't give glory to an exercise program because for me, it's not a formula. My goal has been to be more active and that's what I accomplished. I cannot give you a sheet with everything I do because it varies. I have learned what my minimum is. 
• I can tell you that finding support and accountability works. My husband (who is losing a significant amount of weight with me) has been an amazingly great influencer. He eats well, he exercises, drinks lots of water and keeps our precious kids while I workout. I learned how to find support.

I am now trying to figure out what my next goal is. I don't want to fit into a certain size or look a certain way. I am aiming to learn some lifelong lessons and encourage others on the way.
Catherine Proben said...

I love todays blog. You look so good! And the message is balance. Love it!

Cintia Listenbee said...

thank you for the encouragement!

Lu Francesa said...

15 kgs de agosto pra cá ? Entendi bem? :), meus parabéns amiga! Muito sucesso!


♥Mbama Is Watching ♥ said...

you are looking really good. Way to go!

Cintia Listenbee said...

thanks friends. obrigada meninas!