Every month, a mum who is on the Lose Baby Weight plans will be writing about their journey, exercise, ups and downs and will be here to help motivate YOU and THEMSELVES along the way.
If you’d like to become our Motivating Mum for the month click HERE to find out more (we pay you for it too!). Today we are introducing you to mum of two, Nicole Taylor who has managed to lose over 6 kilograms so far with Lose Baby Weight and the support from the Lose Baby Weight community.
Welcome Nicole!
‘Hi, I’m Nicole and I’m mum to Charlotte (nearly 3) and Lachlan (just turned 1). Unlike a lot of the mums you read about on Lose Baby Weight, I’m actually not trying to lose weight gained during pregnancy. I’m actually trying to lose weight from before becoming pregnant.
With each of my pregnancies, I was lucky that to be able to walk out of hospital at my pre-pregnancy weight. As that was 94 kilograms however, I didn’t have all that much ‘baby’ weight to shed. This was partly due to my doctor advising that I should try not to gain too much weight while pregnant as it would add extra complications during labour and birth for both my babies and I.
After my daughter was born I eventually started trying to lose weight, however after experiencing supply problems with my milk, I decided it was more important to try to breastfeed my daughter for as long as possible than to get back into shape. Within 2 weeks of her last breastfeed I was pregnant with her brother, so weight loss was again pushed back on the priority list.
Sometime in my second pregnancy I heard about Lose Baby Weight through a Facebook suggestion (you can find our Facebook page HERE). When I first looked at it I thought; “oh, it’s just another fad”, but when I really looked into it in April this year I realised it was actually about making healthy lifestyle changes. There are the meal replacement Healthy Mummy Smoothies to help you on your way and there’s also heaps of support, recipes, and meal plans in the Lose Baby Weight 28 Day Diet And Exercise Plan (you can click HERE for a sneak peek) and on the website to enable everyone to make long term health changes.
On April 14th this year I placed my first order for the 28 day plan and started my official Lose Baby Weight journey on April 30th at 86.6 kilos. It had appeared that eating reasonably well and running around after 2 kids under 2 had helped me start shifting some of the weight.
Since then we’ve had sicknesses come and go through the house, some bad days but mostly good days, and I’ve managed to lose over 6 kilo’s with Lose Baby Weight and Rhian’s help. I’m back into my pre-pregnancy jeans, feeling much more confident and have a lot more energy. With a family wedding coming up in August, what better timing for me to be one of the motivating mums of the month! I’m no longer just accountable to myself, but everyone reading this blog.
Here are my current stats:
Weight: 80.1kg (started at 86.6)
BMI: 26.8 (started at 28.9)
Bust: 102cm (started at 109)
Waist: 89cm (started at 95)
Hips: 105cm (started at 107)
Thighs: 57cm (average, started at 60)
Monthly goals:

  • Lose 3-4 kg by the end of August. I know that’s higher than the typical 0.5kg/week, but August is a longer month and I’ve been losing more than half a kilo a week recently (i.e. since sticking to the plan 95% of the time)
  • Stick to the recommended exercise regime from the 28 day plan. I also have a workout DVD for those days when it’s either too wet to get outside with the kids, or they’re too sick to be out in the cold Melbourne winter air.
  • Sell/donate a bunch of clothes that I will have shrunk out of!

Weekly goals/strategies

  • Plan for the busy days and have lunches ready to go (either packed to take out or ready to eat when we walk in the door)
  • Take snacks out with us. I’m terrible at remembering to pack snacks for me. I’ve usually got the kids covered, but I tend to go without or get something at the shops that’s less than ideal. Not good for the hip pocket or my measurements.
  • This week I’m also going to also focus on my water intake. I know a lot of the time the body mistakes thirst for hunger, so I plan to have a drink of water any time I think I’m getting hungry. That should help make sure I’m actually hungry before deciding to eat something, and also make sure I get 5-6 glasses of water a day minimum

Next week I’ll show you how I do my meal planning and let you know how I went with my weekly goals.
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