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Weight loss journey begins, AGAIN


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Well my 4th and last baby boy is now 8 days old. I am enjoying sweet baby boy, and have been sooo busy! I would like to start going on walks again soon. I weighed 223 at my last pregnant appointment with him, 40 weeks apt. But didn't have him until 40 weeks and 4 days.
That was a total weight gain from pregnancy of 58 pounds... and that for me is sadly normal
gained 50 with first
60 with second
62 with third
and 58 with fourth
haha
Oh well, we wanted 4 kids and now we are done. So excited to focus on myself again, and know that this time, I wont have to gain it all back again!
So when baby boy was a few days old I weighed myself for the first time, I think I was about 210 ish.
I am now 202 which is 21 pounds down since the birth of baby boy. Since he is still so young, I am still losing weight randomly, so I think once he is about 4-6 weeks old I will really know how hard I have to work this time around... yikes.
Still hoping to be 190 by the time I go to the family reunion at the end of June.
Anyway, not going to force myself hard, or starve myself.. I am nursing so my main goal is to eat fresh and healthy, try to give my body and baby what we need, not so much what sounds good. I am thinking that with the combination of walking and drinking plenty of water will help me safely and gradually lose weight this next few weeks and once I am able to work out again, I plan to jog, and eventually run 5 or so days a week.
I also recently found out that my husband is deploying for 4 months at the end of sept.. not a long deployment but I am sad, he will miss our 8th wedding anniversary, halloween, thanksgiving, my bday, and Christmas! Oh well it could be worse and I am already trying to find the positive to this all, one being, a great time to make and set weight loss goals for while he is gone. I plan to be one hot wife when he comes back, which might not be so hard since I will be nursing and taking care of 4 boys all 6 and under by myself! haha Anyway, really excited to get healthy for myself, my children and husband cause of right now, I will be starting off my journey at "obese". 9 POUNDS to overweight for my height (190) I am gonna get that soon ;) Day by day, every choice matters, I will do this!
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HEARTS116 5/19/2013 9:47PM

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MAXMAMA45 5/18/2013 9:13AM

    Came across your blog from the "fit and pregnant" team. I JUST found out I'm pregnant and the weight gain is my biggest concern, since I have finally been losing weight! Thanks for your awesome healthy attitude about it. Congrats on your newest addition and good luck on losing the weight! You can do it!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/17/2013 9:48PM

    You can do it, just make sure that you also get one night out for y0urself and that will also give the boys a break from you too. One advice from a military wife to another.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 5/16/2013 1:13PM

    Selena, you've done it before and I have no doubt you'll do it again. You rock, mama! Enjoy your 4 beautiful boys and the warm summer weather.

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EG8383 5/16/2013 11:53AM

  You have already conquered a lot in these few days! I'm sure you will meet that reunion goal by end of June. I know things are probably crazy right now with the new baby boy and other three kiddos to care for, yourself and hubby also! You're doing so great and love that you're in good mood mentally and physically. I will be difficult to have your hubby leave in September but you're a strong woman. The kids will keep you very busy and you will be a super hot momma! take care ttyl =)

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GAILSQUEST 5/16/2013 8:34AM

    What a beautiful baby!You are doing awesome .You will be back in shape in no time.

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