Weight Loss

By the end of the pregnancy I could feel every extra pound on my body. I was miserable feeling. I wasn't able to exercise, but I came up with a plan in my mind to put into action ASAP. The ASAP is here.

Today is my official day to start losing weight.
I only ate one piece of chocolate (and told myself NO when I was tempted to eat more! Go me!) and I strapped Judah into the joggable stroller and went for a stroll around the block. It was only a 15 or 20 minute walk, but it was something. And something is better than nothing.

My plan is this:

From now until October I will walk, and eventually get up to running, daily.
I will do - or attempt to do - squats, lunges, crunches and pull ups several times a week to strengthen my core.

My goal right now is to prepare myself to start working out seriously in October. I'm not worrying about my diet right now - I generally eat fairly well, so I'll reevaluate if I should have an eating plan in October.

I don't have a specific weight goal in mind - I just want to lose fat and gain muscle. Lose a lot of fat. I gained a total of 40 lbs this pregnancy and at the start of it I had some extra weight to loose to. So to help motivate myself here is my weight in pictures:

The beginning of my pregnancy with Wesley - 155 lbs.

Almost the end of my pregnancy - 195lbs.

When Wesley was 2 weeks old I was down to 173lbs. - haven't been weighed since*

What I'd love to get back to - about 120 lbs. This was right after we got married. I didn't have any muscle on my body then, and neither had I birthed two babies, so it's probably a dream to think I can fit all those clothes again ... because yes, I've held onto them all.

* Two weeks ago we went to the store to buy some scales. I stepped on them as one of the boxes was open, and so I had to try it out!, and I DID NOT like the number on the scale, so I told Paul we didn't actually need to buy bathroom scales. We have never owned any. We find them depressing.


~ Da Shiznit ~ said...

I find the bathroom scales depressing as well. I stayed pretty much at the same weight after my son was born. Even after my daughter was born I hadn't gained that much weight, I was never really skinny anyway. But then I started getting sick, the weight started coming on and I had no idea my thyroid was out of wack, later I got diabetes and it went downhill from there. I wish I could loose weight, NOTHING I have tried works. Good luck on your weight goal! Keep us updated!!

Bethany said...

The PG picture of you in front of the fireplace is the most gorgeous, ever.

Crystal said...

I find them depressing too, but for a different reason. *sigh* But unfortunately I have to keep tabs on my weight. *grumble*

Good luck. :) You're gorgeous now and you were gorgeous then. I hope you reach whatever goal will make you happy with you!

Jen said...

Your beautiful and I want to wish you Good Luck with your goals.

Bethany said...

Okay, you look REALLY great for being 173. I would've had no idea! Ugh, I still haven't really exercised since Josh was born. I could use some tummy crunches...

Anonymous said...

I hear you. I actually weigh more now than when I was 20 weeks pregnant with my twins, so depressing. I gained 60lbs, lost all of it by 3 weeks after the boys were born and now I have slowly gained about 10lbs, ugh!!! You look great btw.


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