It is the first week of the Operation Spring Weight Off – and here is my story.

I started this because I wanted to lose the weight I had gained since my kids were born. At the time my son was three years old and I figured I couldn’t blame all my weight on baby weight anymore! With my daughter, I think I gained 40 lbs and after having her, I did go up one pants size. I stayed that size, eating okay and not exercising all that much and then my son came along. If I remember right I gained around the same amount of weight, but honestly I don’t remember exactly.

After having him, I went back to my pre-pregnant size. I stayed there for a few years and then we had to move to the south because of Chris’ job. And for some reason, I gained a lot of weight there. Maybe we changed our eating plans, maybe I was depressed, maybe I started snacking more, I’m not sure.

At any rate, I joined LA Weight Loss and lost over 15 lbs in two and a half months. I think I lost 17 lbs? You would think I would remember losing weight! But honestly, I’m not obsessed with a number, I go by how my clothes fit and how I feel overall. I stopped following LA in May once we found out we were pregnant again – but I probably didn’t need to because it was just changing how I was eating, I wasn’t taking supplements or anything. And I had been doing LA since right around getting pregnant anyway!

But I quit – and then I gained 14 pounds over the next months. Looking back I shouldn’t have stopped. I needed to lose weight and like I said, I wasn’t doing anything to harm the baby. I had already gained another size!

And so now I am stable. I have lost ten pounds in the past few months but I wasn’t following a new diet or exercising more/differently. I joined the Y and have been regularly working out for the past couple of weeks. I am also going to start South Beach (if I can ever sit and figure a meal plan!) and continue to work out.

My goal is to lose 15 pounds. I’ll work on more later, but for now it’s losing fifteen. Chris is graduating at the end of May and that is my goal date.

6 Responses to “Week One OSW”
  1. shannymar says:

    Good luck! You can do it!

  2. Jenileigh says:

    You can do it! I look forward to seeing your success!

  3. Shari says:

    15 more pounds is very doable. You can definitely do it. Congratulations on already losing some.

  4. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Very good goal and I know you will do well. I’m so glad we are all in this together as well :)

  5. I would be honored if you checked out my weekly podcast “Losing Weight After Baby”on iTunes or my website, I would love to cheer you on as you lose that 15 pounds for Chris’ graduation in May.

    Like you, I’ve gone up and down the scale with three pregnancies in 3 years. You can do it! You have a great blog – congrats on your success with it!

    Arlene Pellicane

  6. Tishia Lee says:

    Way to go Tsoniki and I know you can do it! Keep up the great work :-) You go girl!