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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Here I am, about a week and a half since I last posted, since I decided to recommit to a healthier lifestyle. I want to write a few things down for myself, because I like to go back later and read what I've thought. Old blog posts sure are interesting!

When I found out that I was pregnant with baby number 2 in April of 2011, I weighed 179 lbs. I didn't like that number but I wouldn't mind it now lol. I know it's not a good weight. I got up to 220 by delivery day, Nov 2011. By August 2012, I was below my pre preg weight; I don't know how much I weighed exactly but I think I was close to 160. That was through a combo of breastfeeding and daily walks in the park with my mom and baby in the stroller. I felt great.

Then fall came and I went back to school. That took a toll on nursing, decreasing then finally ceasing altogether. I told myself that I would take advantage of the free fitness center but I didn't that semester or this one. Between school, motherhood, and it being winter and not getting outside, I really slacked off in the exercise department. As in, did nothing! That brought me to where I am today, in the 200s for the first time ever when I was not pregnant.

It's hard to comprehend that I not only have to take off 30 lbs to get to where I was, but then have to drop an additional 30 to reach my original goal weight. Wow, did I dig myself a deep hole. That is why I joked about not minding 179. I'd rather have that as my starting point than 210. Ugh. Let me put that in writing: I have 60 lbs to lose to get to my goal. SIXTY. That is serious.

From 4/10 til yesterday 4/17, I did 30 min per day on the Wii Fit every day. I know it's only one week but I'm proud of my dedication. Why didn't I today? Well, I don't think that game is going to get me where I want to be, at least not quick as I want. So I went to my large collection of fitness DVDs and picked one of Jillian Michaels' kick butt workouts, Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. I have done that 3 days in a row!! It is a killer workout and I have yet to do every move but I do the whole thing and that is an accomplishment. I am red and sweaty at the end so I know it's good. I want to get to the point where I can do it all, instead of skipping some moves. For example, when they do mountain climbers, I'll jog in place or refill my water bottle haha.

I just today got from the library Bob Harper's Skinny Rules. Hm, notice a Biggest Loser theme? I love them! I already love the book and I want to really follow the rules. All the way, not half-assed. The hardest part of that (and my habits overall) is beer. After a long week, the bf and I like to have beers on the weekend. He is not deliberately sabotaging, and he doesn't have to plead to hard. I am willing but I have to be more firm. I can go a month without sweet sweet beer, right? The diet from my last post was derailed by a night of drinking. My fault for starting on a Thurs and expecting it to last the weekend. BUT I don't just want a quick diet. I want to do this right and finally get the weight off.

That's enough for today. Back to Bob and his Rules. I'm on rule number 4.
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