It’s been an interesting seven weeks for the both of us for sure. The goal of this campaign is to lose weight and get healthier, but we’ve also gained a lot too. A week or so into the campaign, Andrea and I realized that we weren’t going to come up with showstopping weight losses each week. And we were okay with that.
I will talk about my own personal gains first, and then I’ll get to the losses. One thing I got out of this campaign was a boost of confidence. In the beginning I was having kind of a hard time, and honestly I just wanted to drop out. Instead, I just kind of accepted that I wasn’t going to have the results I had anticipated. I had admitted defeat. A few weeks in I got tired of feeling helpless and I made some changes. I realized that my body now is different from my body in the last campaign I did and what worked for me then obviously wasn’t doing it this time. And it worked, as I watched the pounds fall off so much easier.
So what did I lose?
Starting Weight: 212.4
Difference from Last Week: -3.4
Total Weight Lost: 7.2
Percentage of Body Weight Lost to Date: 3.39%
A wrap-up, another chapter…it all went by so quickly, right? . I never imagined this campaign would take the turns it did. Andrea here, yeah, the pregnant half of this duo. Since my first Mamavation campaign I had gained back and had become less active. This was to be a way to focus more on losing weight. The truth is I needed to focus more on my health and fixate less on the scale. Well, it all worked out when I found out my fatigue and lack of motivation was actually a baby.
Completely planned, or actually something I had wanted for a while finally happened. Baby #3 will be my last and has definitely left a lasting impression on me already. As Angela mentioned, we both gained a lot during the Grad Campaign. I gained a new, growing family member, a new motivation… and some healthy pregnancy weight.
Yes, I am starting to show, but I can be proud of the modest weight gain that I have made over the past 13 weeks.
The best thing is my energy is coming back and this past week my husband started talking about me getting out and walking again. He knows it has been a tough 13 weeks for me. I am so lucky to have his support and patience.
Starting Weight: 208.6 lbs.
Difference from Last Week: -.2 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 9.6 lbs.
Percentage of Body Weight Lost to Date: 4.6% (I am counting lost, not added )
Thank you to the sponsors for making this all possible! Big thank you to New Balance, Billy Blanks, Omron Fitness and Inspired RD for support and equipment to help us achieve our fitness goals. Also a thank you to the whole Mamavation community and our fellow graduates.