Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Well In June I managed to get down to my lowest of 157 and it all went down hill from there. I gained a little over the month maintaining 165 or less. Then I found out my mom was moving to Georgia and the stress bug made me do awful things. I gained a little more. Then The end of of July we found out I was pregnant and expecting our 2nd child. And although I was excited that it only took us 1 try to accomplish something that would have taken years when I weighed 290lbs I lost my way with my healthy lifestyle. I let stress and pregnancy symptoms be an excuse to pretty much eat junk for the past 2 months. And the result has been a 25lb gain from my lowest. But Im going to start setting goals again, im going to maintain this weight as long as I can. Im going to keep my skinny pics up to remind me that at some point I will get back to that and be even better. I did it once I can do it again. My goals are attainable. I will not be defeated.
I think the hardest part of gaining this weight is actually feeling the extra fat. Its just not that I gained weight but I gained probably 10% body fat and lost a little muscle mass. I have bat wings again and even my nose got bigger. One thing I am enjoying from pregnancy are my larger breasts. I have complained in past blogs about how weight loss pretty much turned them into empty skin sacs, well they are back and I am enjoying it. 5lbs or more of my gain has got to be in my chest, lol.
I do love them until I try to run, which now requires 3 sports bras to even attempt. The other thing i've noticed is that I need spanks to run as well. Pounding the pavement actually hurts in my thighs and butt because of the extra fat I have there again. Hopefully if I can keep up with my fitness i can get rid of some of this extra baggage.
Pregnancy and healthy eating aren't really meshing well for me. I cant stand anything healthy that I use to eat. I haven't touched yogurt in months its all too sweet for me yet thats all I crave is sweet. I use to be a snacker and I never really made meals now all i want are hot homemade meals. Cooking for 1 is hard. The only time I ever really cook is on holidays, im not really that great of a cook. Im hoping if I can just limit the quantity of what im eating and stay with in my calorie goals that healthier choices will start to follow as I get further along.
Thats pretty much my update. Ive tried to restart many times over the months only to fall around lunch time. So im setting a fitness goal first. Im going to walk my 2.12 miles around the greenway here in town 5x or more this week. It takes me aprox. 32 mins to do so its a good start to adding fitness back into my life.