Tuesday, March 04, 2014
So I totally think I need someone to stand by my side and keep me on track EVERY day!! I have no clue what my issue is with sticking to things like this! I'm horrible! The past couple of weekends we've been dealing with the stomach bug in our home and yes, it takes a couple days to recover from that, but surely I can get back on track after a couple of days! I just get thrown off and skip out on my exercise! Then I get mad at myself for letting myself slip backwards.
In the middle of a 30 Day Squat Challange and 30 Day Abs Challange with co-workers and I'm behind!! I was doing so good for a while! TODAY I am getting back on track and going to work towards catching up and still completing all of those days I missed! It's going to be killer on me!!
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Yup, it was too good to be true that yesterday I was just 1# from pre-pregnancy weight! Up 0.8# this morning, which was a bummer. I'll get there though! Hoping tomorrow I'm trending downward again!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
So today my son turns 8 months old and I'm only 1 pound from pre-pregnancy weight. Granted, I would have liked to have been this weight (and could have been this weight) months ago...I was just putting it off and being lazy with my food intake....and caring.
For me, breastfeeding does NOT help with weight loss. I'm reasonably certain that I'm one of those ladies who holds onto a few extra pounds because of nursing. I always hear stories of those who lose so much weight they're well below pre-pregnancy weight just a few months into breastfeeding. I can't say that I'm jealous, as I know they have their own set of issues, but I do get frustrated with the weight being so difficult to move!
For the past 2 weeks I have cleaned up my act for the most part and have really been watching my intake. I am usually staying below my calorie range (adjusted for exclusive breastfeeding) and when not, I'm only over by 200 calories or so. Even going over by a couple hundred calories, I'm seeing the weight come off, so it's working! I was pretty much letting myself eat freely before - telling myself that I was allowed to as a nursing mama! Not anymore!
My next step is to really add in exercise. I keep telling myself I'm going to, but I'm just too tired. My son still doesn't sleep well at night (up 3-4 times or more) and he doesn't nap much more than 20 minutes during the day (literally. ugh!) so finding time AND energy for exercise is tough! I know I feel better when I do it and I know I have to.... I WILL get there.
We are going on vacation in about 2 months. That is motivating! If I can lose about 5 pounds in about 2 weeks, I'm really hoping to improve my body quite a bit in the next two months. I don't expect to drop 5# every two weeks consistantly, but if I could hang somewhere around that number, I'd be content. I don't expect to be my goal weight in two months, but at this point, any improvement is great!
I was about 3# lighter when I got married - to reach that number is my next goal. My pre-pregnancy weight (1# lighter) was where I've been stuck since at least a year before getting pregnant with my daughter (so for the past 4 years). I'll be excited to see the changes!
The sad news is that when I look the mirror, I still see that post-partum body. Thankfully I was lucky to avoid stretch marks (even having nearly 10# kids x2!!) and I don't have TOO much extra skin, but my hips are wider and I definitely have love handles and...back fat! UhGG! I know this is where my exercise will help. I just need to jump on that train...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
So today I weighed in at my lowest I've been since having my second baby. This is the second time I've reached this exact weight, but went up, instead of down, from there. This time, my goals are different and I plan to continue to see the downward trend. I will be elated to see anything less than this weight...and better yet, I'm 2.2# away from "pre-baby weight." I have a long way to go once I've reached pre-baby weight at that, but small steps! I'm hanging onto each little victory! I'm really hoping to see pre-baby weight in the next week or two! How exciting!
From pre-baby weight, my next goal will be "wedding day weight" - sadly, this wasn't one of my most idea weights either, but it's another step in the right direction!
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