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I Finally Made Army Weight! (A Postpartum Success Story)

This month, I finally stopped dieting! Yeyyyy 🎉🍾🎊🎈

I have been on a perpetual diet for the entirety of 2021, trying to lose baby weight.

On the left, I weighed 182 lbs on January 1st, 2021. On the right, I weighed 155 lbs on December 31st, 2021. I lost a total of 27 lbs by the most intense, focused eating method I’ve ever heard of: weighing and measuring every morsel of food that entered my body, tracking macronutrients, and going through two rounds of “re-feeding” to counter metabolic slowing. It has sucked, but it worked when nothing else—including by breastfeeding and other types of calorie restriction—worked.

I didn’t reach my ideal goal, which is an additional 10 lbs, but I realized the cost of those 10 lbs right now is too high. My heart is tired and I don’t want to think so much about what I’m eating or what I weigh anymore.

I DID pass the Army height-weight standards with 4 lbs to spare, so that’s great news! That was my most scary milestone and God took care of it! (Honestly, I was VERY WORRIED.)

So, I’m officially declaring this season closed. If my body chooses to lose more weight in the future, it is free to do so and free not to do so.

Most importantly, I feel happy, healthy, and back to me.

I’m proud of me!

P.S. A big thanks to Juliette at Lean Mom Fitness for coaching me through it.

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