Hi all! I am Nicole, 30, and mother of two (3 year old girl, and 9 month old boy). With my daughter I went up from my pre-pregnancy weight and never lost it, had my son, and although I lost all my pregnancy weight, I was still 20 pounds over where I wanted to me. But so far...i've lost 9 pounds of it!
Well, this 9 lbs did not come easily, lol. The first day was pretty good, but by the second day my body was definitely feeling the effects of getting rid of the carbs - I was having sweats, weakness, but I toughed it out, upped my protein between meals and pressed on and by the next day I was good!
I must admit, i'm really not super hungry on the diet anymore - sometimes I can't even finish my salads. I am not 100% strict because I am nursing, so for example I eat light & fit yogurt - fruit flavored, or I might have more than one serving of nuts - but even with that, 9 pounds is incredible!
I worked out twice - Jackie Wariner - total body circuit. I've been working out for a few months now, and physically feel pretty fit, but I just couldn't manage 3/week while my body adjusted to the diet - but i'll go for 3 workouts this week.
Well, just thought i'd share - i've verry happy, the next 10 lbs and i'll be at what I mentally have as a target weight, although 20 would be my final goal.'
I look forward to getting to know you all and get some good recipe ideas :)