Bye Bye Baby Weight: The Impatience Monster

10 Weeks Postpartum

This week was pretty good to me…
I made some significant changes: I upped my water intake, I stopped eating 18 servings of rice and tried to eat more frequently during the day.
I did however  have the impatience monster come by and visit me for a few. I am not an impatient person, I generally like to ride with things always taking deep breaths with my legs folded, eyes closed and muttering “ommmmmm”.
However, sometimes, not all the time the impatience monster comes back and drives me nuts. A lot of the time I find myself asking, Am I doing the right thing? Should I switch things up all together? Why am I going to the gym today when the scale hasn’t moved in 9 days? WHY won’t this weight be gone already!
I know this is a process and I need to trust the process, because, I have been right here several times before in my life, so you would think that the journey gets easier.
The most basic advice of weightloss is: Create a deficit of 3500 calories and you will lose weight!
Problem is: there is a LOT of fine print there. Like a LOT. I’m talking prescription drug commercial type fine print.
Oh, if it were so easy.
(I’m actually in the middle of writing a blog post on this subject of the fine print of weight loss, I have heard so many conflicting “rules” and I am curious to hear your thoughts on them.)
I know for a fact that I am getting the required burn from all of my workouts, since I am working out for 90 minutes, 4-5 times a week, I am doing what is required physically to be dropping some pounds.
But then, my friend, is the eating factor. It throws a wrench in everything! Did I eat too much? Did I eat too little? Can I have this bagel? Should I eat three bagels because my calorie intake is so low? But what about the carbs?
And that is just the tip of the iceberg!
Whatever the “science” is to weightloss, one thing is for sure, everything doesn’t work for everybody. There are so many factors that play into our weightloss (genetics, sleep pattern, eating schedule, workout schedule) basically everything under the sun… So we all have to mingle and try different things out to find our sweet spot of weightloss, then when you find it, ride that baby for as long as you can because your body will plateau and leave you trying all over again :)
This week brought my first month of full time weightloss to a close. At the weigh in I have lost another 1.3 pounds bringing my total to 2.6 pounds since starting the journey 4 weeks ago. I am happy with this number because on this pace I will be at goal in 6 months which is just in time for my wedding renewal.
Weight Loss this week: 1.3 pounds
Weight Left to lose: 17.4 Pounds
Total Weight Loss: 2.6 lbs  

Workouts this week:Saturday: Spinning and weight training and kettlebells
Monday: C25k Week 2 Day 1. Arms and back
Tuesday: 20 on the Arc 20 on the glider, legs
Wednesday: C25k Week 2 Day 2 back and plyos
What do you guys do when the impatience monster arrives?


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. Mrs. Pancakes says:

    It seems like you are doing all the right just have to allow time to pass and so will the weight!! And you are kicking butt lady…awesome awesome job!

  2. sunshine says:

    Good for You!!! Keep up the good work.
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  3. journekapri says:

    Great job!!!! I can completely understand what you are going through. Lately I have been questioning if I am doing everything right! But you are doing great with your workouts, keep it up and the weight will eventually come off.
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  4. This is awesome! 2.6 pounds is a great start and great progress towards your goal. I too suffer from impatience when it comes to weight loss, but I always remind myself that its a marathon and not a sprint. Keep going, and you will reach your goal before you know it!
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  5. Carrymel says:

    My cousin recently posted a picture of herself 8 months after the birth of her son and she lost 40 pounds! I'm so proud of her, but like you said – it takes time, hard work, dedication and a lot of patience.

    How long did it take you to lose 2.6 lbs? I'm trying to create a deficit with my calorie counting as well.
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  6. Thank you!!

  7. Thanks Sunshine :)

  8. Yes, thanks so much for the motivation!

  9. Thanks, I need to remember that as well…its just those fleeting insecure moments that drive me crazy..

  10. It took about 4 weeks, kudos to your cousin, that is some seriously good motivation!!

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