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If you have been following my blog, then you know I have been struggling with my weight for years.

It all started with my first pregnancy and my hyperemesis which kept me bedridden and medicated for 90 % of my pregnancy and contributed to me going from 110 pounds to 165. It literally took years for me to get rid of the extra weight but I finally did it…I got pregnant with my son and had hyperemesis again.


hyperemesis gravidarum

Many pregnant women have morning sickness, no surprise there, what I did not know going into my first pregnancy, I was one the less than 3% of pregnant women to get hyperemesis gravidarum.
A simple way to describe it is a very severe case of morning sickness and about as much fun as it sounds.

There is no cure or way to prevent it and while it usually strikes between the 4th and 6th weeks, mine started sooner.

When you have hyperemesis, you vomit a lot and by a lot I mean I could not keep anything down. I was one of the severe cases and was vomiting constantly.

To prevent dehydration and keep the babies healthy, I had home health care and was hooked up to an IV and pump and with my son, I even had to have a pic line.

Doctors don’t know what causes hyperemesis, but they believe it’s related to a rise in hormone levels…Yep, lots of fun! Since I could barely move, I had no exercise during my pregnancy plus I had all kinds of vitamins and medications through my IV and pump.

Needless to say, I gained a few pounds and at my whooping 5’1’’ any weight looks like a lot, but to be fair, I did gain over 50 pounds, so you can imagine.

The second time around I was determined not to wait to try to get the weight off and have been yoyoing with my weight for the last couple of years.

I had liposuction which was not my brightest idea and still had to lose weight!

At that moment, my weight hit 144.4 while my ideal weight is around 115 pounds, due to my height.

One thing I was clear about was the reasons I wanted to lose weight

I wanted to do it for me, to improve my self-esteem, to be healthier for my kids, and for a healthier me.

DietBet

DietBet is a game where you put money on the line saying that you’ll lose 4% of your weight in 4 weeks. You submit pictures with code words to prove your beginning and ending weights. After four weeks, anyone who has hit their 4% goal is a winner and splits the pot.

Sounds simple right?

I know now that losing weight is not a simple thing to do, but it is possible and I am 100% committed to making it happen.

DietBet is just a tool to keep me accountable and share my progress with others in similar situations. So, what you say, are you up for a challenge?

 

Ready to get a healthier you?

Follow me on this four-week long journey for a healthier me!

There is no need to wait for the new year to start with healthy changes and I decided to start working towards my goal right now!

To make this whole process more interesting for you, I will bring you giveaways of amazing fitness gear and gadgets like the Healbe GoBe2.

This is a hands- free health monitor which uses sensors to measure your glucose and fluids levels in your bloodstream, to deliver automatic and precise calorie counting records so you don’t have to worry about your calories or water intake.  The Healbe GoBe2 even keeps track of your sleep patterns!

 

Sounds great right? Here is the best part, one lucky Born 2 Impress reader has the chance to win a free Healbe GoBe2 health tracker, that is a $200 value to start you on your journey to your healthier life!

The retail price for the Healbe GoBe2 is $199, but they are offering a black Friday deal and you can get if for $179. Use discount code: born2impress for an extra 10%! 

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