Tuesday, October 09, 2012
ok, here goes! wish me luck!
the baby is now 3 months old. our lives have established a bit of a routine. i'm back to work, so a bit more income. i feel ready to change myself for the better and lose all this weight so i can be the mom i want to be for my daughter.
the baby weight is long gone, so now it's time to get in shape and tackle the weight i've been struggling with pre-pregnancy.
here are my goals to accomplish that:
1. work out at 4 am (it's the only time i've found available on a daily basis)
2. eat healthy- less processed foods, more whole foods
3. work out minimum 3 days a week
that doesn't seem like much with only 3 goals on my list, but it's gonna be a big challenge. i'll work on those goals for 3 months and see where i'm at and what i can do to help myself with accomplishing these goals or add more to work on.
Monday, July 09, 2012
the baby is due in a week! omg! i hope she isn't late. this heat and discomfort is starting to get to me. i just want me back! i'm going to breast feed, so i won't get all of me back, but at least i won't be afraid to do something. i've been terrified to work out more than just walking.
reset my spark account today. it felt refreshing to reset stuff, delete things, join groups, leave groups, etc. i've got a new focus so a lot of the stuff i was working on prebaby won't be important after baby. i don't want to be so overwhelmed with taking care of her and me that i give up and don't focus on me. i have to remember i'm important so i can be there for my family.
i've been doing a lot of thinking. my goals are still the same. but now i want my success to be reflected on my daughter. i want her to be healthy and learn to live a healthy life through me. i won't pretend i didn't struggle to get healthy for years, but i don't want her to end up in a lifestyle that makes her unhealthy. i want her to grow up eating delicious, healthy food that she loves rather than asking for mc donald's every night. my neice was raised by a general manager of burger king the first few years of her life. all she would eat was chicken nuggets and fries. there are too many kids like that out there, i don't want mine to be one of them.
i promise to never say something along the lines of "i'm dieting" in front of my daughter. i also promise to never say "i'm fat" or anything that uses fat as an adjective regarding myself. my husband would kill me and i would never want to give her a body image. that will be tough. i've thought i was fat since like 12 years old when puberty hit. i was no where near fat, i was just self conscious. so trying to help her love her body image be easy, but i can set the best example possible.
i'm very excited for the future and can't wait to really get the ball rolling with this weight loss. i've gained about 35 lbs over this pregnancy, way more than i wanted, but i suppose it could have been a lot worse. i'm looking forward to getting back into the spark people routine and get motivated again. and hopefully motivate people along the way! i'm gonna take it slow, but hopefully that will help me stay motivated. it's gonna be tough, but i know the support from all of you will keep me going.
until i'm completely back, all of you keep sparking!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
i'm still hanging in! my due date is july 15th and i'm more than ready! really, i'm not. i'm just ready to not be pregnant anymore.
that said, any advice/tips on how to lose the baby weight? i know the whole eating well, exercising, etc. i'm sure those work just great (it's the backbone of weight loss & healthy living, afterall). what i'm looking for is tried and true info from those of you who had luck beyond the cornerstones.
i didn't lose as much weight as i had wanted pre-pregnancy, but i have stayed within my 20 lb gain range. now that this journey is almost done i'm ready to start on the next journey. i'm really excited to turn the next corner. i know it's gonna be a lot of hard work. but i'm ready! i don't want to be an overweight mom who can't play with her kids. i don't want my kid(s) growing up in a unhealthy lifestyle. when i say i'm never letting my children have fast food i mean it and i want to be prepared so i don't have to rely on quick, unhealthy food.
but first, i have to make myself healthy. i can't wait to start that journey and get back with all you wonderful spark friends! i have been mia lately cause i was starting to stress over gaining too much weight while pregnant. i'm feeling more comfortable with the gain, but i don't want to get out of control during the last couple months.
Monday, February 06, 2012
not much to share, but i wanted you all to know i'm still here with you. the pregnancy is going well. we'll know the sex in about 3 weeks. officially i've lost 3 lbs, but according to my home weekly weigh in, i'm still bouncing around the same 5 lbs. i'm all good with that as long as the docs are as well. i know i'm gaining weight, but my healthy eating is really helping to keep it all under control. now, if i could just exercise more regularly...
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