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Coming back after baby and resetting goals

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

My husband and I welcomed our son on August 6, and this last month has been crazy. The little guy is a joy and a handful, and I was back at work when he was just 3 weeks old. After a very healthy pregnancy and delivery, my body and I are starting to get to know each other again. It's been a strange, surreal trip.

During my pregnancy, I gained 25 pounds, which was right on target. When I got home from the hospital, I was down 14 pounds, and I've lost another 5 during recovery , thanks to the joys of breastfeeding. The kicker is that I had gained weight right before and after our wedding, so I was heavier than I wanted to be when I got pregnant. While the "baby weight" is pretty much gone, I'm near my previous "heaviest" weight, and my previous goal of losing 25 pounds is now 45 pounds. Yikes.

So, I've reset all my SparkPeople goals and I'm going to start out slow in order to fit good fitness habits into my new, and crazy, schedule.

Here are my new weight loss goals; I calculated these when I first weighed myself coming home from the hospital.

Starting Weight: 204


1) 199: 5 pounds lost (DONE 8/22/2011)
2) 194: 10 pounds lost (pre-pregnancy weight)
3) 189: 15 pounds lost
4) 183.6: 10% bodyweight
5) 179.5: half-way there!
6) 174: 30 pounds lost
7) 169: 35 pounds lost
8) 164: 40 pounds lost
9) 159: 45 pounds lost
10) 155: Goal weight

My "new" program: Establish a walking schedule and re-do Couch to 5k program after my doctor releases me to exercise normally again. When cardio is a habit, explore strength training to find something I enjoy.

More soon. I hope everyone else is having a lovely start to autumn,
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    What a sweet baby. Hope things are going well. Have you been doing C25k. It will take some creative thinking to work around all your responsibilities, especially with the new little one. Don't worry if you stumble. Stay confident that it will be worth it in the long run.
    2347 days ago
  • IRETA49
    Glad to see you have a new program to get you up and going again. I know you missed your running time. And you know I love the little guy to pieces.
    2383 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2011 2:23:56 PM
    So glad to see you back, and your little fella is gorgeous! What an exciting new phase in your life :)
    2383 days ago
  • CEKER9
    Yep, that is a picture of two that are very satisfied with each other and life!!! What a bundle of joy! And so quickly you are on your way to your goals. You have the drive and the reason to stick with your program... Yeah!! You go girl!!!
    2384 days ago
  • SARAHJ19
    Congrats on your new bundle of joy! What a beautiful picture of you two!!!

    Your goals are great! emoticon
    2385 days ago
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