Hi! I’m Rachel. I’m a wife, mom of three, and a busy business owner. I am also fat. I’m 5’3 (5’2.4 if you’d like to be technical) and I reached a weight of 210 after my third child was born. The smallest I have ever been in my life was a size 0, around 120 pounds. That was 16 years ago. I was 23 years old, nursing my first born, and the weight just fell off. It was easy. Two years later, I stopped nursing and I instantly gained weight. I stayed somewhere in the 150-160 range for a while. Then my second child was born. I was 29. Again, breastfeeding magically melted the pounds away. After nursing this time I gradually gained weight until I weighed around 170. There I stayed for a few years. Up and down and up and down my weight would go. Cut to baby number three. During my entire pregnancy I was confident the weight would again fall off my body with little to no effort. I vowed to myself that this time I would keep it off after I finished breastfeeding. No one was more shocked than me when the fat didn’t go away. I was nursing constantly all day, every day yet I had jiggly rolls everywhere. Maybe it was because I was 36. Maybe it was because I was taking medicine that had a side effect of weight gain. Maybe it was because I ate whatever I wanted…even though this same behavior didn’t matter after my previous two babies. I don’t know why, and honestly the reason doesn’t matter. My last baby is three and I’m still fat. 210 pounds to be exact. Something has to change.
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- 70 Pound Challenge UpdateRemember that contest I started with my hubby? Welp, it’s been five weeks since we started it and I chose this week to write about it because it’s the first week I’m winning!! I’ve lost 8.1 pounds since we started (I had to start from my then current weight, not my original starting weight) andContinue reading “70 Pound Challenge Update”
- Someone Noticed My Weight LossRecently someone I see periodically asked me, “Have you been losing weight? You look great!” I can not tell you how good this statement made me feel! Yes! I have been busting my ass for 3 months to lose weight!! I am 25 pounds down and still going. I still can’t tell a difference whenContinue reading “Someone Noticed My Weight Loss”
- I Hate Running UpdateRight now I am three weeks into my couch to 5k program. It’s going way better than I expected. I’m doing it!! Here are things I have learned along the way: 1. Boooooooyyyyyy am I glad I randomly chose an 8 week program over a six week one. Whew! I’ve seen some of the 6Continue reading “I Hate Running Update”
Goal: to be 130 pounds before turning 41. I can do this.
When people ask you to tell about yourself most people list off the hats they wear: mom, wife, teacher, etc. I’m giving you something different here. I’m creative, a problem solver, a perfectionist, drowning in endless household chores, loving, generous, anxious, a book nerd, a people pleaser, madly in love with my husband, self conscious, a good dancer, interested in the way others live their lives, and of the opinion that birds are amazing companions.