Aha moment – weight loss

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Hi, My name is Ashley, I am currently 27, a mother to a beautiful 17 month old baby boy. I grew up with a “perfect” family. My mother is a 5’4’’ 105 lb, natural blonde.. I am not. I spend most of my life being “overweight”. I am 5’6’’ and use to weigh 165lbs. I had a very large “top half” and was never really comfortable with my weight, but was always very comfortable with me. I found I was pregnant in November of 2008, and what I was most afraid of was gaining tons of weight and then being even heavier after I had my son. I had two  younger sisters who had perfect figures, so the thought of being any heavier scared me. Throughout my entire pregnancy I stayed healthy and walked at least a mile if not two a day. A week after I had my son, I weighed 169lbs, I had only gained 4lbs after all was said and done.  I was proud of myself, but I went through what most new moms go through – post partum depression. I didn’t have a bad case, so I didn’t want to be on any types of medicine, the alternative.. .Exercise! So come JAN 2010, that is what I did! I started out using the gym in my apartment, 20 minutes a day on the stairs and cut out all the junk from my already gluten free diet (yes it is easy to gain weight and be gluten free). I drank water and crystal light, ate more salads and focused on lean proteins. By the time March I had lost 20 pounds! I couldn’t believe the scale when I saw it. It said 146lbs… I was thrilled! It had only been two months! Once April rolled around the weather got better, I tried my hand at running. I started out with running until I couldn’t, or so I thought…. Before I knew it I was running 6 miles with the help of my cardio app on my phone, it kept me motivated and go

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Hi, My name is Ashley, I am currently 27, a mother to a beautiful 17 month old baby boy. I grew up with a “perfect” family. My mother is a 5’4’’ 105 lb, natural blonde.. I am not. I spend most of my life being “overweight”. I am 5’6’’ and use to weigh 165lbs. I […]

Hi, My name is Ashley, I am currently 27, a mother to a beautiful 17 month old baby boy. I grew up with a “perfect” family. My mother is a 5’4’’ 105 lb, natural blonde.. I am not. I spend most of my life being “overweight”. I am 5’6’’ and use to weigh 165lbs. I […]

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