Crunch time

Friday, April 18, 2014

I got very frustrated back in February. I was tired of eating really healthy and not seeing a ton of change on the scale. I wanted (and still want) to go to the gym on a near daily basis, but the baby is still horrible in the child watch and I don’t always have someone available at home to watch her so I can exercise. Now that the weather is getting better I’m able to do some stuff outside.

My brother’s wedding is in about three weeks. I ordered my dress back when I was really motivated and banked on losing a bit more weight, so I ordered my dress a size smaller than what I fit in at the time. I can zip it up, so that’s a relief, but it’s definitely snug around my abdomen. Since I haven’t been really sticking to any sort of plan it’s like I’m starting over again. I’m banking on that super awesome weight loss you usually see in the first couple of weeks of dieting to help me fit into this dress and look good.

I made a point of sharing my dress situation with my MIL, so now that she knows that I'm going to be in a bad spot unless I lose some weight stat, she's willing to watch the baby for me while I get to the gym and work out. I got an hour in the pool yesterday. I'm hoping to do a spin class tonight, on the recommendation of a friend. She says I probably won't be able to walk this weekend, but doing it has helped her lose a lot of weight. I don't generally like classes (because I like going at my own slow pace lol) but I think at this point I need the push from someone else to step on the gas and get moving.

In my two months of laziness I've actually done pretty well at maintaining my weight. For a good portion of the time I was weighing myself each morning. I know a lot of people discourage this, but from a health perspective it isn't a bad idea. We recommend it to people being discharged from the hospital all the time. Anyhow, my weight stayed pretty steady between 253 and 255. We went away this past weekend and I had some delicious food so I was 257 when I checked myself on Tuesday. This morning I was down to 251, which is my personal low so far this year!

Here's hoping that I can stick to this so I can fit in that dress!
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