Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday: Blog Swap Edition

Welcome to Weight Loss Wednesday! I am so happy to have Erica from Erica Start Walking sharing her weight loss journey.  Be sure to visit her blog for my two tips and a truth! Take it away Erica!

First I want to give a big thanks to Esther for letting me come and share my weight loss journey on her weight loss Wednesday on Esther Norine Designs

First a little about me. My name is Erica and I blog over at Erica Start Walking.

Fitness is a huge part of my life. Way back when in high school I was tiny and played every sport that my school offered. Then came college when I finally put on a couple of pounds and looked like I actually ate 3 meals a day. Then like most women I meet the love of my life (you can read about it Here) and ended up getting pregnant with my first born Nolan (birth story HERE). At this time in my life fitness had flown out the window (I was still small) but had no idea what pregnancy was about to do to my body. I ate what I wanted with no second thoughts to what my body would turn out to be in the long run.

I ended up gaining 50+ lbs during my pregnancy. I of course lost my baby weight after having Nolan but keep eating the same way and ended up gaining even more weight after losing the baby weight. I went from 125 to 178. It all hit me when I went back home and saw an old friend who I had not seen in a long time who rubbed my belly and asked when I was due. (so sad I know right) At that moment I realized how far I had let my self go and how bad I needed to get back on track.

I started working out 4 times a week and eating right even tho my husband wanted nothing to do with what I was eating. That was the hardest part for me. Watching him eat a greasy yet tasty burger in front of me while I ate chicken again for the 4th time that week. But I was determined and put my mind to what I wanted and lost 38 lbs. It was not an easy journey and still a work in progress. I am now 141 and i'm loving my body.

Keep your goals and stick to it because I promise you that it will come and it is soooo worth the wait.

Here are my before and after photos.

Come check out my blog and follow along for more stories on my life and journey :) Erica Start Walking. Thank you for listening or I guess I should say reading haha.

Doesn't she look great? Congratulations to Erica for her success! So what's your story? Do you want to share it on my blog? I am always looking for guest posts for Weight Loss Wednesday and Make a Difference Monday. Please stay tuned for Thankful Thursday.


  1. THAT IS AMAZING! Definitely inspired by that during this plateau that I have encountered!!!!

  2. nice :)


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