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Weight Loss Update

The Goal and Overall Plan:
Reach my goal weight (135 pounds) before my 35th birthday on April 9th.

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I lost 3.5 pounds this week. Making it 11 pounds in 9 weeks. 28 pounds since I started my weight loss challenge in 2009 and 53 pounds since the day I went to the hospital to give birth to my daughter.

I have been working on my diet by making sure I get plenty of fruits and vegetables and drinking a ton of water.

This week I focused mostly on portion control and religiously used my new EatSmart Precision Pro Scale. Obviously it must have had an impact because I lost a huge amount of weight and didn’t even feel hungry!

Discloser: EatSmart was kind enough to provide me with a Precision Pro Scale for testing purposes.

Weight Loss Update

The Goal and Overall Plan:
Reach my goal weight (135 pounds) before my 35th birthday on April 9th.

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I lost 1.5 pounds this week. Making it 7.5 pounds in 8 weeks. 24.5 pounds since I started my weight loss challenge in 2009 and 49.5 pounds since the day I went to the hospital to give birth to my daughter.

I have been working on my diet by making sure I get plenty of fruits and vegetables and drinking a ton of water.

Since I am making all of Ivey’s food I often supplement my diet with homemade baby food. This might sound weird at first but it is a quick way to ensure I get plenty of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Plus once you start using your imagination the possibilities are endless. Here are some examples of how I have incorporated homemade baby food into my diet:

  • Add apple sauce to plain yogurt.
  • Use pureed peas as a dip for celery and carrot sticks.
  • Use any vegetable puree as a replacement for mayonnaise on a sandwich.
  • Place a piece of chicken on a bed of warm sweet potato puree.
  • Add apple sauce to pork and brown rice.
  • Blend up a frozen banana for a yummy dessert.

20 Pounds in 13 Weeks – Week #7

The Goal and Overall Plan:
Lose 20 pounds before my 35th birthday (April 9th).

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I lost zero pounds this week. Making it 6 pounds in 7 weeks. 23 pounds since I started my weight loss challenge in 2009 and 48 pounds since the day I went to the hospital to give birth to my daughter.

I admit to having a hard day and inhaling an In and Out Burger on Thursday. It was my way of  coping with emotional trauma caused by a trip to the DMV. I did however spend the week eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking a ton of water and even managed to exercise.

So why the plateau? I blame Aunt Flow. Not only does this explain the melt down at the DMV but I must be carrying some water weight – right?