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weight lossBaby Love here! A few weeks back I wrote a blog about my personal struggles with my weight loss. I’m so very appreciative of all of the comments and stories that you shared.

I don’t need to tell all of you that being overweight can do a number on your self esteem. I also probably don’t need to tell you that along with being overweight come a whole slew of health problems. My blood pressure used to be in the range of 105/70. I know this is low, but as I see the pounds creep on, I also see my blood pressure slowly rising to the highest it has ever been. We’ve established that even before I had my babies my boobs were large, but now they are slowing moving to GIGANTIC. I have back pain that I never had before, and I’m finding my old attractive boobs aren’t so attractive anymore. On my vacation in Florida, my husband’s cousin asked me if I was pregnant. I was humiliated, and hurt, and just wanted to die! I never in my life would have imagined that I would be overweight, and now with 20 extra lbs. here I am. In all honesty though, the worst part about all of this is that my children are 3 and 1, and I don’t have any pictures of us together. I will never get this time back with them, and I can’t get past how fat my face looks in pictures. Is being overweight the worst thing in the world? No, of course not, but for some reason it just happens to be the worst thing in the world for me.
I’m taking a moment to introduce you to “The Biggest Loser” style.

The only major difference between this diet and theirs is that;
1.      Jillian Michaels will not be living in my home, kicking my ass,
2.      There is no monetary grand prize, and
3.      As of right now, I’m the only contestant and probable winner.

As of Monday, I become a lucky client of The Fresh Diet. Following the teachings of “The Zone diet,” I receive 3 freshly prepared meals and 2 snacks on my doorstep by 6am. I’ve only been on the diet for 3 days, so I’m not going to get on the scale, BUT I have to tell you that this food is absolutely delicious.

Now wait, I know there are a few of you getting ready to chastise and criticize me for signing up for a diet delivery service. I want to ask all of you to take a moment and listen to the reasons, aside from weight loss, that I’m doing this. I have never been overweight. Controlling my food portions, and making healthy choices is something I never learned to do, nonetheless cared very much about. My mother never cooked for us, and most of my meals were spent at a restaurant down the street with my best friend Amy. I would eat chicken parm at 8pm while she ripped cigarettes.  So, even though I’m active and run a lot, I won’t be able to lose this weight with just exercise, I need education. I look at this diet as weight watchers on wheels and without points.

So along with my weekly baby blogs, I’ll be keeping all of you up to date with my progress on the diet. If you want to join me on my journey to slim, The Fresh Diet is offering their 31 day premium program at a discounted rate of $34.99 a day. If you’re interested, please use code MAKEUP at checkout. Some of you subscribers will be able to afford this service, and some of you won’t. Some of us drive BMWs and some of us drive KIAs, it’s just the way things go.

So wish me luck and tune in next week to find out more about the diet, how it started my menu, and HOPEFULLY how great I’m doing on it.

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