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,