Weight Loss Check-In – 40 pounds lost so far! (86 to go!)

New Momma Beckers - 40 pounds lost
40 pounds lost!!!  😀

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on my weight loss progress!  In the days after I gave birth, I weighed in at 266 pounds.  Since then, I’ve been getting healthy by tracking my calories each day (and not eating too much or too little), cutting back on sweets and fats (without giving up anything entirely), and attending an exercise class a few times a week!  That, and enjoying a glass of wine every night after putting Troy to bed.  Hooray FWDGF!!

And I’m proud to say that today, six months later, I weigh 226!  I’m 40 pounds closer to my goal weight!! 

For my height (5’3″), the highest weight in the healthy range of the national BMI chart is 140 pounds, so that’s my goal.  That might sound low when compared to where I am now, but this isn’t a sprint – it’s a marathon – and it’s okay to jog slowly, even walk, as long as I finish.  It’s incredibly important when you’re losing weight to keep your expectations realistic.  I don’t need to lose this weight tomorrow, this month, or even this year.  As long as every month has a number on the scale that’s lower than the month before it, I’ll be successful!

What are your current health goals?

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12 thoughts on “Weight Loss Check-In – 40 pounds lost so far! (86 to go!)

  1. Anonymous

    I wanted to loose 50 pounds this year, its over half over and im down 10 so I have to get really serious. Keep up the good work!

  2. Jester QUeen

    Congratulations! That is AWESOME. I am also 5’3″. My comfort zone seems to be around 170, so that’s what I’m headed for right now. (I’m at 200, shooting for 180 by the end of the summer). I lost fifty pounds and weighed 150 when I got married, and I just was hungry and uncomfortable in my skin all the time. 170 is better for me. But I gotta get there. I’ll keep checking in and cheering for you!!

  3. Melissa

    Hi Rebecca – That’s amazing, congratulations! So inspiring – keep it up (and thanks for the gentle push in motivation – I hope to be able to share those kinds of numbers too).

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