A realistic goal
Sunday, March 04, 2012
My husband and I have started back on here and it's as if we never left, for me anyways.
I'm finding that weighing and portioning out my food is no big deal and it's like I never stopped in the first place, which I'm thankful for.
Since I was last on, which was about 2 years ago, we've welcomed 2 babies into our family. We had Nyla in July of 2010. With her I gained about 30 pounds and lost it in six weeks plus another ten pounds after that. I quit tracking not too long after that but continued to lose a little. When Nyla was 7 months old I got pregnant again with Naomi. She was born November 2011. With her I gained about 40 pounds but lost most of it. Since her I've struggled getting back to my lowest but I haven't gotten frustrated and I haven't given up. Daniel said he wanted to get back on SP on March 1st and I told him I'd do it as well.
So here we are!
I'm doing things a little different this time in terms of my weight loss goals. I have about 80 pounds to lose but I'm not really thinking about that. I bog myself down in that big number and it's overwhelming, so I'm not thinking so much about it. Instead, I'm concentrating on losing 10 pounds at a time. After those 10 are gone I'll readjust my eating and exercise habits as needed to lose the next 10. I've set to lose this first 10 pounds in 6 weeks. That is realistic for me and the crazy lifestyle of raising 2 babies right now. I don't have time to work out 2 hours a day and burn tons of calories but I do have time to burn about 1200+ a week and stay within my calorie range.
So that's my realistic goal, 10 pounds.