Friday, July 9, 2010

Skinny Jeans?!?!

Happy Friday to everyone!!  Nothing too exciting to post about, but hey you know you are excited to see I posted something ;)

When I was pregnant with Emma I gained...wait for it...50 pounds (no judging aloud! haha)  Within the first week I lost 20 of those pounds and then about 14 pounds in the three months I breastfed thereafter.
{On our 1st honeymoon right before I started Weight Watchers (before shot)}
After I stopped nursing and decided I still felt like the size of a mack truck needed to continue to lose this weight and lose it NOW, I joined Weight Watchers and lost another 28 pounds in the five months I was going to meetings.  Yes, thats right folks I lost a total of 62 pounds in 9 and a half months, and I definitely would not have been able to do it without joining Weight Watchers and being motivated each week to get an award.
{Our summer wedding photo shoot (after shot)}
Along with losing the wait I became much more motivated to work out, I started taking spinning classes and became OBSESSED with it (can't wait to start it up again!).  Weight Watchers set a 5k challenge for all its members and I started running and eventually ran a 5 mile (instead of 5k) race in about 58 minutes (which was huge for me because I barely trained and always thought I couldn't run).

This time around I only gained 46 pounds, woohoo haha!!  Within the first two weeks I lost 22 pounds and now that I am 5 weeks out I joined Weight Watchers again, because I believe in their program and I KNOW it works for me!  I am looking to to lose about 31 pounds this time around and I am hoping my doctor give me the go ahead to start working out again.  While I am nursing I will probably stick with my on demand workout videos, Wii fit workouts, and running outside.  Eventually I would like to get back into the gym, but lets face it I have two babies and getting to the gym just ain't happening.

So, here is the before picture of me...
{@ my brothers graduation part}

I will keep you all updated with my progress.  I know that because I am nursing they don't like you to be losing too much weight, so as they say slow and steady wins the race!  But one day I WILL get back into those skinny jeans, right?!?! haha, YES I WILL!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, see you all next week!


  1. Good for you, very inspiring. You will do it again!

  2. You can and will do it! Can't wait to follow along on this weight loss journey with you!

  3. You look great so far, Shelby! Keep up the great work! :)

  4. Good luck with it lady! You look gorgeous no matter what!! I definitely have to try it & I'm looking for gym classes around here because I hate feeling heavier than normal! So now I might try weight watchers!! MISS YOUUUU pretty ladyy

  5. you are gorgeous lady :)
    i know you will lose the weight! you are determined and motivated!!

    have a great weekend hun!

  6. Yes you will! You did a great job before and you'll come back even stronger this time around! Skinny jeans soon enough! Good job girl!

  7. That's awesome! I was just talking with my husband about joining Weight Watchers but I wasn't sure it would be worth it. Now that I've read this, I think it is. So, tell me, what is the award?? I need to get motivated haha.

  8. you can do it, girl! i envy your motivation!

  9. I have heard great things about weight watchers! Remember to limit the chocolate :) Thanks for commenting on my Mommy Monologues featurette!

  10. WOWZA lady. That's amazing. You look fabulous and I'm sure you'll be successful this time around too!

  11. you can totally do it! it's nice the 2nd time because you know you've lost the weight before so you know you can do it again! i'm right there with you! i can't wait to get in all my clothes!

  12. Hi Shelby!
    E-mail me at so I can answer your question about my last post! :)

  13. You can do it Girl! Lots of luck to you :)

  14. You are so motivational! You will lose that weight, I am sure of it! I have heard great things about Weight Watchers. I left you an award on my blog!

  15. I have faith in you!! I know you can do it!


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