Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chubby Chasers: As Real as it Gets....

The old body :(
Boy what id do to have it back lol.

This blog is as real as it gets.
I blog for me and for anyone who wants me to blog for them.
I dont sugar coat, im not fake, and i dont hold back.

So im about to reveal ME.
But before i do, lets cover the basics.
I dont care about anyones opinion. Obviously. The proof is in the pics im about to post.
Im WELL aware its gross. Im WELL aware.
I was going to do it alot sooner but just never have.
But now i am.

If you are new to my blog, i had high blood pressure while prego, and gained alot of weight.
And then i found out i have Hypothyroidism (low thyroid, no metabolism).
But ive never revealed numbers on my blog.
And ive never shown pics of my tummy without a shirt covering it.
And you will see why.

So here i am, at 230 pounds, right after i had Braylee

Awesome huh. lol.

And this is me as of today.
Lots of weight lost but still way over weight

And guess what i have to say....

I AM BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe not to every one's eyes but beauty is in the eyes of the beholder right? haha.
My husband tells me in beautiful every day and thats all that matters.

But im not perfect.
I have my days that i get down on myself. But put yourself in my shoes. Ive been working hard for 2 years now. Ive done the HCG diet, p90x (not the whole program), Jillian Micheals 30 day shred, yoga meltdown, no more trouble zones, INSANITY (every single day for 2 months), ive tried "CLEAN EATING" ive gone on doctor recommended 800 calorie diets. I still to this day work out at least 3 times a week doing mostly cardio on my bike but i do weights too. And i still am 30 pounds overweight from where i should be at for my height.

So yea, i get frustrated and overwhelmed.

But why live life miserable. Why be unhappy over something so silly.
I WONT give up. I WILL continue to workout all the time because it makes me feel better. But the fact of the matter is, I AM BEAUTIFUL. I have been blessed in so many ways and it could be so much worse. IT WAS so much worse. I want to focus on my progress rather than this Plataea.

I frustrates me when i hear girls OBSESS on their weight and talk so much crap on themselves saying they are so fat WHEN THEY AREN'T! I always tell them, well hey you could look like me.. haha. And i dont mean that in a negative way towards me. But i mean.. LOOK AT THOSE PICS! I have stretch marks GAL OUR (which i have come to love), i have sagging skin which is majority of my problem. No matter how much i workout, the skin wont go away. But these GORGEOUS girls with perfect bodies beat themselves up and it breaks my heart.

OBVIOUSLY i have flaws.
We all have that area we want to work at.
We all want to perfect ourselves, and there is nothing wrong with that!
But dont beat yourself up. Dont put yourself down to get there. There are SO many studies about how your emotions can effect weight loss. So why not be happy and escalate your weight loss. Be the best you can be, my secret goal in life is to become a body builder. K maybe not really but i want to be WAY toned and ALL about fitness. And i will one day. But slapping myself in the face is NOT going to make that journey come any faster.

Dont just sit around complaining. If you want something GO FOR IT. There is nothing wrong with wanting a perfect body but you gotta realize you are beautiful no matter what. You gotta be happy with yourself on your journey to perfection. Dont just sit around and sulk.
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT if its really what you want!
But like i said, dont do it in a negative way. You are beautiful NOW just the way you are.
Its all about your mind set. I mean obviously my body is not pretty. It used to be! But not no more.
But in my mind, i am beautiful.
I have a beautiful soul.
I consider myself one of the most caring loving person you will ever meet.
But when it all comes down to it,
i now have a mothers body, with all the battle wounds that come along with it..

And i wouldnt change it for the world.


Short Leg Lucy said...

I love you for posting this. YOU are the real deal. and YOU are fricking beautiful!

Ashlee said...

Wow. First of all your post brought me to tears because my body looks very very similar to yours and I fret about it daily and wow. seriously you are awesome and beautiful. Thank you, Thank you so much for reminding me that that doesn't matter. :)

Olga said...

Awe... lady!! You are BEAUTIFUL!

Bevin @ said...

You are such an absolute inspiration. I love you, girl! You are amazing!

Life as Leah said...

A hard lesson that I have learned over the years by observing other women and also by hearing what men have to say that confidence is so much sexier than a perfect body. You are a perfect example of how to overcome body issues-because we all have them. You're absolutely right, there is no reason to obsess, it's just so hard to change your way of thinking and it takes an extremely strong woman to make it a point to feel confident and beautiful despite her flaws. I am sure that your husband finds you very beautiful-I know that men love a woman who feels good about herself rather than one who constantly critiques her own body. I think in all of your many pictures on here you look beautiful and happy.

Chels said...

you look AWESOME!!!! Dont sweat it! I stuggle with my weight and blog about it too! Its nothing close to easy! Rock yourself!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Girl you ARE beautiful and don’t you let anyone tell you any different (not even yourself)! You have been working hard and I am so proud of you! You are setting an amazing example of determination and health to your daughter too.

Christa said...

i just added in a part i forgot to add in haha. I always do that.

You all are so sweet. I think as woman we all need to remind each other and encourage each other, whether that be weight loss, tantrums, cooking, whatever :)

thats why i love blogging :)

Megan said...

I just have to say that I love how honest, raw and real you are. You are very inspirational. For the ladies that don't have the guts to post things like this, I think you reach out and make them feel like it's okay.

You are beautiful, and it's important that other women know that they are beautiful as well. Good job, mama!

Mason's Mama said...

I think you're beautiful inside and out!! And yes, you have a beautiful soul. And you know what?? I am positive to that little girl of yours that you are the most beautiful person she's ever laid her eyes on!!!! xoxoxo

Etosia (e-tasha) said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!! You are gorgeous! I gave up trying to be what I once was! I now enjoy working out and taking care of myself!

Camilleta said...

I love this post. My favorite part is about having a mother's body and all the battle wounds to go with it.

Of all the things I've tried, the best way to lose weight is weight training. Sit-ups and push-ups when you can't get to the gym. It's better and a lot easier than dieting. I could never stick to a diet for even one day hahah.

Good luck on continuing to get in better shape. I'm trying too. It's hard as ----! But just so you know, I think you look great. And the pics in your header are beautiful, you look like the perfect happy little family! =)

nicole. said...

aw the before and after pics. we love love love our babies and our pre baby bodies :)

i am about 30 pounds over weight too :(

i just bought the hcg drops. im curious... did you have success?

-nick and whitley- said...

wow! Christa you ARE beautiful and you ARE amazing. I'm tearing up because of how much courage I KNOW it took for you to write this blog. I am SO inspired by this and I just can't even explain to you how much my body looks just like this and I'm terrified of it. You're not alone, pregnancy wrecked my hot bod too. I know you have hard times but ahh.. :') I just love you and you're so beautiful. I'm sorry if I don't make sense... haha.. I'm just typing what comes out!

Sheri said...

Have I told you lately how wonderfully amazing you are. You speak for so many moms/women out there but are real enough to actually do it. It's so hard to remember these things sometimes. Thanks!

Connie said...

I'm so happy you commented and I found ya because you are so awesome and real! I just love it. You are BEAUTIFUL.

Rachel said...

Girl you are amazing!! I love this post. You are so gorgeous and so lucky to have such a beautiful family that makes you happy!

Bridget "Fun" Lynott said...

You just made my day. Enough said.

bethxlove said...

Wow. You go girl! You ARE beautiful, and so so inspiring! xxx

kyna... said...

You are so beautiful!
♥ Kyna

Shannon said...

Well said good for u for posting and being a true u! We need more of them!!!

Cece's Mommy said...

Thank you for posting this. My daughter did a number on my body and #2 is in the process right now. I am scared to think of what I am going to look like afterwards but at least I will know I am not alone! You look beautiful.

Britni said...

I am so glad that I found your blog! I had my daughter in January and I've been struggling with body image and weight issues! After reading your post it has helped calm me down a bit, but I've got a long way to go before I can accept. At least I'm one step closer :)

Lindsey Leitner said...

I love this post. I think it sends a great message as well. You are an inspiration and you are BEAUTIFUL!

Renee said...

I just found this post!! Your a freakin LEGEND!!!! And you ARE Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing a much needed message!! :)

Christa said...

You all are so so sweet :)

A Lil Bit Of Everything said...

I LOVE that you feel strong and beautiful enough to share these pictures, even though you THINK you look like your at ur worst! At my heavest i was 295, During the summer I decied that I NEED to lose this weight its soooo unhealth, I did it for the same reasons you did to be healthy, so far Ive 60 pounds. AND I FEEL GREAT! ive been really down and stress lately and havent been working out, but your post gave me the ass kicking I need! :) good luck with your weight lose, you already look like you've come a long way :)

Lauren said...

Life as Leah said it perfectly. You have an infectious personality, BEAUTIFUL smile and you have come a long way from after your daughter was born. No1 can know what we will be dealt in life...obv you were dealt some rough situations health wise, but you are an inspiration and you have confidence. I think that's as sexy as it gets....


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