Bye Bye Baby Weight: Let’s get this party started

SO here we go again!

Mama has got to lose some weight!
I’ve been down this road before. I was successful! (really, I was.)
As I have mentioned many times before, (maybe because it makes me feel better when I write it, or maybe because it was one of my biggest life accomplishments, or maybe to remind myself that it actually happened…)
I successfully lost 42 pounds in an 18 month span to get to my lowest weight in adulthood.
If you look at me now however, my body is a far cry from March 2010.
Its as if someone was playing a video game of “how to get Nellie skinny”, they got really far, they were winning in fact, then BAM! A power outage happens and guess what?
We are starting from the beginning.
This time around the magic number is 30.
I won’t bore you with:
  • How hard it will be
  • how hard I will work
  • the obstacles I face
I’ll admit this: It is hella intimidating being on this end of the spectrum again. When you have an uphill battle of losing weight, its easy to feel a bit helpless with a twist of desperate.
The key to this weightloss for me is patience. Four weeks postpartum and I am wanting to get into my pre-pregnancy jeans and pants something fierce! I have to remember that this is a process, a process that I have to stay faithful and committed to or else it won’t work.
All those cute clothes in my closet will have to wait.
I decided to start a series based on said weight loss called “Bye Bye Baby Weight”, to keep me accountable and keep a log of what is working and what is not.
Join me.


Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. Good luck in your weight loss journey! I’ll have to do something similar in regards to my body. I’ve lost all my pre-preggers weight (now 12 mos post) but not in a healthy way….so my challenge will be more of a ‘get your body back healthy’ kind of deal.

  2. jaclyn.vernace says:

    Good luck with the weight loss! It can be rough, but you’ll feel so accomplished after. Plus, running around with your new baby should help tons :)

  3. Thanks Deia! Awesome that you lost it all, some folks never do!

  4. Thanks Jaclyn, you are so right, running around with my babies should burn tons of calories!

  5. YOU CAN DO IT!!! I use to weigh 250 pounds. I lost it all and have kept it off and have stayed at 135. I’m here for support if you need it.

  6. Uptowninfluence says:

    You did it once you can suely do it again. I’ll be sure to read along with you since I’m facing some weight lost issues myself. I’m trying but its a first time for me so I know its going to be hard.

  7. Lorettathomas479 says:

    Hi Nellie, It is never easy losing weight, especially when you get to my age. lol. But, with your determination, you’ll do it! Don’t give up pretty lady! Have a great day! Hugs

  8. I’ve recently came to the realization that if you are motivated to lose weight, you will absolutely do it. And you sound like you are motivated! Just keep at it. I am in the process of dropping some excess weight too, so I will absolutely join you!

  9. Oh, I know you can do this. You did it before, and you can do it again. Losting weigh was always something hard to do, but you are motivated and you got goals (clothes in the closet).

  10. nice! Work it out mama… literally! You did it once, you can do it again!

  11. Kimberly from WorkItOutGurl says:

    Go you! I will be following along!

  12. You can do it! Motivation and determination are key!

  13. thats amazing!! You are soo my inspiration!!

  14. we can do it together!!

  15. thanks Loretta!

  16. Yes! Let’s do it!

  17. yes mam, not in the mood for a new wardrobe, and neither is hubby! lol

  18. yes mam, not in the mood for a new wardrobe, and neither is hubby! lol

  19. thanks for the encouragement Cam!

  20. yes mam, not in the mood for a new wardrobe, and neither is hubby! lol

  21. yes mam, not in the mood for a new wardrobe, and neither is hubby! lol

  22. thank you!

  23. yes! hopefully I can keep up both!

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