I recently shared in an Instagram story that I had lost 10.6 pounds in 14 days. I posted my exciting news purely for accountability purposes. I expected that maybe a few personal or blogging friends would say “congrats” but I did not expect to get so many DM’s both from people I know and random strangers asking how I did it.
I know, silly me!
The reason I was surprised is because I feel like the vast majority of us know how to lose weight, it’s just a matter of actually doing it. But since I had so much interest, I’ve decided to write a post about how I lost ten pounds in two weeks.
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A little background on my struggle with weight.
I can hardly remember a time when I was not overweight. Even in times when I was a “normal” weight, it seemed like I was always one pizza slice away from “overweight”. And the times that I felt good about my weight, I was still considered overweight. I have always had to work very hard just to not be “too fat”, which is exhausting. So, that would inevitably lead to a season of not caring.
Which is the season I have been in for the past couple of years.
As much as I would like to blame my weight problems on the baby I had three years ago, that’s really not the problem. I lost almost all of my pregnancy weight within a couple of months and when my son was eight months old, I got down to my pre-pregnancy weight - for about two whole weeks.
It’s not my son’s fault that I have gained so much weight. It is 100% mine and it has always been my fault over the years of my struggle. Sure, there are situations that can attribute to weight gain and body issues but, ultimately, I am in charge of my own body and I have to take ownership for that.
Shifting My Mindset
Aside from having a baby, I have plenty of things to blame my weight issues on but over the past couple of months, I have slowly been letting those things go and shifting my mind to taking responsibility. I’ve also had to shift my mindset from believing that I will always struggle with my weight to believing that I won’t - that I can take control of my weight and my health.
Instead of tackling my weight loss with a mindset of defeat, I decided to face it with a winning mindset. I started visualizing myself thin. When I saw weight loss success stories (and I see them a lot) on social media, I started envisioning my picture there and what I would write in a caption about reaching my goal weight. I know it might sound strange but visualization is a powerful tool for success!
The first 3 days of my weight loss plan
For 3 days, I did not eat solid foods. I drank the Almased shakes for 3 meals. I also made vegetable broth (per the plan) and ate that either for dinner or a snack.
3 days without solid food sounds hard but I was really surprised at how quickly I got used to it and how much the shakes decreased my appetite. Also, eating vegetable broth is surprisingly satisfying when you aren’t eating solid foods.
Day 4 of my weight loss
On day 4, I started eating solid foods again, keeping track of everything I ate in the Lose it! app.
Day 8 of my weight loss journey
I had not kept track of anything besides calories on days 4-7. In fact, I’m pretty sure I ate 5 Hershey’s Kisses every single day and I still lost almost 7 pounds that first week!
On day 8, I decided to start tracking carbohydrates and sugar. You do need a premium membership with the Lose it! app to track these but I have found it well worth the money because some foods may work calorie wise but the carbs or sugars are insanely high. Having the ability to track all of these helps me stay on track with truly healthier eating.
Day 14 weigh in
My goal for 14 days was 14 pounds which is ridiculous but a girl can dream. I ended up losing 10.6 pounds on my day 14 weigh in.
So, there you have it! I do plan to do more posts with tips and updates. One of the biggest pieces of losing weight for me personally is accountability. If you want to lose weight and need accountability, please reach out to me, I would love to be that person for you!
About the Author
Hi! I'm Inez, the owner and content creator of For the Love of Mom, a website dedicated to helping moms thrive in motherhood by offering helpful advice, tips and resources.