Friday, January 23, 2015

I'm baaaaack.......

Hey everyone!! After taking a year's break from my weight loss efforts, the blog, and all social media dealing with Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough... I am back!! October 2013 I put everything on hold and took a break to allow myself to make the big and difficult move from my beautiful 2nd home in Hawaii back to my hometown for awhile. I had quite the difficulty settling in and I was battling full on depression again after being off treatment after the move. A couple months (2 weeks into the new year) later my husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby. It was then that I decided to continue my hiatus throughout my pregnancy.

My beautiful daughter, Harlie Jade was born on September 18th, 2014. One day after my due date. After the move and before my pregnancy I gained 20 lbs (in 2 months) of the 57 lbs I had lost in 7 months in 2013. During my pregnancy I gained 40 lbs and was back to my starting weight (highest weight ever, non-pregnancy weight) and then some at 285 lbs. After the pregnancy all of my baby weight fell off naturally within 3 weeks and I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. After a year and 3 months of not consistently working out and not eating the healthiest and with a pregnancy, I managed to keep off 37 lbs total during my hiatus. I think that is a HUGE accomplishment seeing as how in the past I would gain everything back plus more and become lazy and give up and continue to remain miserable with myself. After my pregnancy I knew I was going to continue my journey of losing weight, but I didn't know if I was going to continue Huff 'n Puff to Buff 'n Tough or shut it down. I thought long and hard and I decided to keep it going. I worked too hard to just let it go and quit. It's great support for myself and others, accountability, and all the other perks that come with being a blogger is just a plus.

After Harlie Jade was born, my main focus was adjusting to life with a newborn. She is now 4 months old and I finally have a handle on things and adjusted to life with an infant and I am so happy and grateful to be her mom. I am happy to say that I am continuing my journey and I am ready to rock n roll!!! Round 2.... here I come!

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