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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Here I am on this fun adventure of weight loss. I have taken a bit of a detour since summer of 2010. In September 2010, I became pregnant with my daughter Zoe and at that time had gained around 10 pounds back. Then around early November came the morning sickness, which oddly makes me want to eat bad. I could not keep anything remotely healthy down or stomach the thought of eating it. Also, smells made me so nauseous that there was no cooking in our house until Christmas. So, I always wanted fast food and I drank lots of sugary iced tea because water made me gag. Hello, baby you are not helping me on preventing excess weight gain!! So, my first trimester I had gained 20 pounds!! When it was all said and done I gained 65 pounds, yowza!! Pretty depressing but I got a healthy baby from it all, and that's all that matters right?? Within 6 weeks I lost 35 pounds and then that was it. And over the course of the last 5 months I have gained back 7 pounds. As emoticon

So, I decided I would just let 2011 run it's course and enjoy myself a little too much. But, I learned something which I seem to keep relearning and then forgetting when I see the sweet seduction of a cookie. This stuff all makes me feel and operate like crap!!! Hello, seriously could you stop eating and then overeating all this junk! (That's my body talking) That brings me to this week, I literally started New Year's day on my get healthy trek after spending New Year's Eve, eating nacho dip, pizza and downing half of a bottle of champagne. Come Sunday morning I was done with all that craziness and ready to get this ball a rolling again...

Over the past few days I have seen huge improvements in my energy and overall sense of well being. Here are some of my goals and objectives for the next month.
1. Eat Clean-ie, fruits, veg, lean protein, high fiber, low sodium...
2. KICK THE SUGAR HABIT
3. Water 64oz daily-easy do that already, not a big pop fan
4. Start Exercise again (during my daughter's morning naps to be exact)
5. Log, log, log

So, how have I done in these short 4 days? Excellent! I have been eating really well, logging everything, staying within all my limits, had a super fun dancing workout in my living room yesterday, drinking plenty of water and being very productive around the house and with my family in general. Also, I have almost lost 5 pounds!! I know big numbers in weight loss will be short lived but hey it's a good boost in the right direction!

This year it's all about a new attitude, treating my body like a temple instead of a trash can and trying new adventures.

I feel like so far I am on the right track.

My first new adventure....Zip Lining over the Super Bowl village at the end of the month....oh boy fear of heights don't take over me.

My next adventure....First trip to Mexico in April to Playa Del Carmen, so I am really motivated to get these pounds a rolling soon!!

Here's to a new you, a new attitude and getting it together!!

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LINDATWIN2 1/5/2012 8:06AM

    Way to GOOOOO !!!!!
You're an inspiration to all young
mothers !
Happy New Year !
Linda

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