I decided on my birthday that I'd had enough. I was done being fat. I started out doing a combination of the Curves diet and another gimmicky diet I had bought online. Soon after a friend pointed me in the direction of Steve Cooksey of www.diabetes-warrior.net . At first I thought he was crazy, but then I realized he made perfect sense. I didn't want to do it though! Give up my sugar and carbs? I had been restricted my whole life on the diabetic diet and wanted to eat what I wanted! My hatred of being fat won over.
Progress was slow to start. I only lost around 5lb in a month and a half and wanted to throw in the towel, but I kept on, (with many many hours of phone calls with Steve). I was extremely stubborn and questioned everything. I needed to know WHY. Show me proof. What about this? Why am I not losing? Can I eat this? I researched constantly. After a while, food started tasting so much better. I was never deprived or hungry and LOVED my food. I would wake up thinking, "what do I get to eat today?" Within 10 months I had dropped 55lb, and was able to stop all medications except my insulin, which I was able to cut in half.
Then as you all know, I got pregnant! I was so scared it had all been for nothing. I continued to eat primal throughout my pregnancy and did not gain as much weight as my other two. My husband said he literally watched my belly disappear when I was giving birth to Adrian. I left the hospital in a size M tshirt and a pair of jeans ( a couple sizes bigger). I didn't not even look pregnant. Within a couple weeks I was 8lb from pre-pregnancy weight.
It took about 8 months to lose the remaining pounds, but I finally did! Now, I'd like to lose 10-15 more to get down to my all time low.
|At Aidan's 2nd birthday. I looked 6 months pregnant.|
Here are some pics of my progress:
|Hours before Matt deployed.|
|Right before Matt deployed-October 2010|
|April 2010 Size M swimsuit.|
|4 weeks pregnant|
|9 months pregnant-the day before I had Adrian|
|4 days post partum-Size S Shirt|
|2 weeks post-partum|
|3 weeks post-partum|
|4 weeks post-partum|
|Jan 2012- 4 months post-partum|
|6 months post partum|
|7 months post partum|
|8 months post partum|