Friday, May 31, 2013
I told myself that since I was starting pregnancy overweight, I would NOT gain over 15-20 pounds. I started my pregnancy at about 233 or so, depending on which scale I used. My goal was to not surpass 250.
I surpassed 250 before I'd even hit the halfway mark of my pregnancy.
And now I'm nearly back to my very highest starting weight.
Luckily, I haven't given birth yet. I'm officially 41 weeks pregnant with an induction date 3 days away unless my little one decides to come before then (which is what I'm hoping for).
I have been told that a significant portion of weight will come off from the baby itself, from water retention, etc. And I plan on breastfeeding which I know will help.
But I KNOW I'm going to have to kick it in high gear and work towards getting back many of the healthy habits that I had when I dropped 90 pounds in the first place.
My plan is to not return to my office job once my maternity leave is over, and I'm hoping that will help. I know that at home, I'll have temptations and be able to eat whenever I want...but I plan to keep the house stocked with healthy snacks and rid it of temptations. I also plan on being more active than I'm able to be with my desk job.
I have 2 different kinds of wraps/slings for my little one and a jogging stroller. I know it will be several weeks before I feel like getting out and about and really getting a good exercise routine going, but I am really hoping on making this baby love the outdoors as much as me and his daddy do!
Anyways, I know that Sparkpeople helped me work toward my goals before, and I'm back and hoping to get on track as soon as little one arrives!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Well...it's been a couple months since I posted (and I'm so sorry for not being a better blogger but more importantly for not being a better support on YOUR journeys). It has been a whirlwind of 2 months:
-We are already stretched thin at work (who's not?!), and our Assistant Director is out on maternity leave. Add that to the fact that the Fall semester is always crazy on a college campus anyways, and you get 1 insane semester that has FLOWN by (and praise God for that)!
-My husband and I found a small piece of property with a house on it that we went through the process of buying. It was a HUD foreclosure, so it was quite complicated at times (dropped contract because of UPS error, miscommunications between lender and agent, etc.). But it's OURS now!
-The family who was foreclosed on was ANGRY upon being evicted (can't say I blame them, but it sure would've been nice if they HADN'T cut all the electrical wires in the walls, kicked out plumbing, etc.). Our nights and weekends are filled with working out at our new house on the flooring, electric, plumbing, and fences (we've got to have somewhere to keep our puppy dogs!).
-Oh, and last but not least...we found out we're PREGNANT! That's right--we're having a baby next May! So needless to say, my weight has NOT decreased since my last post. In fact, it's gone up about 10 (or 12...or 13) pounds. Not happy about the rate at which I'm gaining weight with the pregnancy (considering my doctor said that with my starting weight, I should only gain 15-20 pounds max), but I'm trying to make healthy choices and do my best to provide a healthy atmosphere for our little bean! :)
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
During the year of 2010, I lost 90 pounds and I have slowly but surely packed on 30 of those pounds. Enough is ENOUGH!
What's sad is that, while packing the 30 pounds back on, I've been working out just as hard as ever--it's just the emotional eater within me took the reigns back.
I'm tired of letting the Emotional Eater be in control of what goes in my mouth. I'm taking the reigns back.
Last night while talking to my dad on the phone, I told him, "I haven't fallen off the wagon, because I'm still working out intensely. But I feel like I'm hanging on to the side for dear life, scraping the dirt as the wagon rolls on-ward."
ENOUGH already. I'm getting back in the wagon and taking the reigns BACK. I am TIRED of seeing the scale creep back upward and making excuses. No more. It's a downward track from now on.
My plan of action is to start out by packing my house with good groceries and cleaning out the pantry of bad choices--even if that means making my husband forfeit mac n' cheese...he'll be happier with a healthier wife than he will be eating mac n' cheese! haha
Please, I beg of you, help keep my accountable.
Friday, August 03, 2012
I ran across this article online that talks about diet and exercise.
I've been exercising like crazy lately (running 3-5 miles AND doing Jillian Michaels 30-day-shred), but I've also been consuming more food because I've been using so much energy and burning so many calories. I still should have a calorie deficit, but I haven't been losing weight. This article helps enforce what I already knew: diet is more important than exercise when trying to lose weight. Don't get me wrong. I KNOW exercise is essential. And I know it's so important to eat right and not under-eat when you're exercising a lot.
But when it comes to dropping pounds, I NEED to be more mindful about how much and what kinds of foods I'm eating.
Monday, June 25, 2012
After traveling to Montana and exploring Glacier, I told my husband on a walk one afternoon that since I was crossing off one of my bucket list items that I felt the need to add another item to my bucket list. I turned over a few ideas, but the one I settled on was completing a half-marathon. I figured this would happen in the future (like a few years...maybe in my 30's).
Less than a week later I get a call from a friend (who had NO idea that I had this conversation with Travis) and she says, "I want to run a half marathon, and I want YOU to be the person I train and complete it with. Are you in?"
I took it as a sign. Ready or not, I am now training for my first ever half marathon.
I'm only in week 2 of training, but I've already completed my third 4-mile run of training this morning.
It's definitely going to be challenging, but I hope to push through and make this dream come true!
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