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1.5 Pounds Down: Went To Low Calorie Route And It’s Working



On Friday, I started to take life seriously once again. Figured it was about time to be able to open up my closet and actually FIT INTO MY CLOTHES. I’m sick of wearing my maternity jeans. And it just got too hot for me to wear them anymore anyway…

So it is what it is.

I need to be able to wear my summer wardrobe. I can’t afford to buy new clothing. I just need to step it up and figure it out.

My video confession of my post-pregnancy weight made it official. So, two days ago I started to eat a well balanced / low caloric plan. So many of my friends tried to get me to do shakes or those special diets (cabbage or no carb or no sugar or nothing white). I can’t handle that. Just thinking of being on a liquid diet gives me anxiety.

And there’s NO WAY I can go without carbs. I mean… NO WAY. I’m freaking ITALIAN! Come on – I need pasta and bread in my life.

Here’s what I did.

  1. Room temperature water with lemon as soon as I wake up
  2. Walked for 20 mintes a day (I’m a fast walker) with the stroller and either Bill or Natalie.
  3. Had a cup of fruit and a yogurt for breakfast
  4. Larabar for a 10AM snack
  5. Antipasta for lunch – handful of crackers, ounce of swiss cheese, cup of grapes and some turkey jerky
  6. Balanced dinner – grilled chicken with veggies and starch (portion control). Side salad.

Obviously no desserts.

I’m still drinking my black tea and lemonade at home combo – but I put just a SPLASH of lemonade in my black tea. So I think in one day I have maybe 6 ounces of lemonade. I also am drinking water.

I started at 141.6 and today I was 140.1. I’m getting there!!

Feels crazy admitting these numbers – but I feel like it is forcing me to really get serious. Before getting pregnant I was 134 pounds. Before having Liam I was 130 pounds. I would like to end up somewhere around there.

After Natalie I was 125 pounds but I was on Weight Watchers and I was always HUNGRY. I don’t want to be like that. 130 seems to be the weight my body likes.

I’m 5 foot 5 inches in case you were wondering.

I’m making small / healthy changes and I’m seeing results. I’m not going crazy. I’m not depriving myself. I’m not omitting food groups which I am VERY AGAINST. My aunt is a registered dietician and I lived with her for many years. She has it drilled in my head to never omit a food group. So I won’t.

Hopefully, this week I will see more progress.

Hopefully, by the summer my clothes will fit again. My closet really misses me!!

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


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