Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Customary New Years Resolution Alert!
So I gained weight during my pregnancy. 24 lbs to be exact. Not too bad. After I had the baby, I lost it all within the first 12 weeks....all thanks to breastfeeding. Let me tell ya- it ain't easy, but it sure does help with the weight loss! I stopped breastfeeding when I went back to work, started snacking more (because I wasn't stuck on the couch feeding the baby every two hours), and the weight started sneaking back up. I weighed myself 3 weeks ago and I was only 9 lbs lighter than I was when I was 9 months pregnant!! WHAAAAAAAT?!?! I had gained back 15 pounds. Don't get me wrong. I know why....cause I had a baby and ordering pizza or chinese is so much easier than working an 8 hour day, and taking care of a baby all while calculating calories and making a healthly dinner. Needless to say, I haven't been working out either. Unless, you count walking to the fridge for ice cream as exercise. God, I wish. Coincidentally, this spontaneous weigh-in took place the beginning of January. This explains the resolution. I hopped back on the Weight Watchers wagon. I actually joined Weight Watchers Online this time instead of trying to do it on my own cause they had this special going on and I work at a computer all day, so I'd have constant access to the program, the food journal, articles, points values for everything under the sun, etc. Well, I am happy to report I am down 7 pounds. This Friday will be my 3 week weigh-in. And I'm not hating it at all. I'm hoping this time is different than the other times. I'm sick of being fat and I'm not in a hurry this time. This time I'm not doing it for a wedding, or for a class reunion, or the upcoming summer. It's just because I'm tired of being a chub monster. I feel like shit and I'm sick of feeling like shit. The biggest reason I want to lose weight though is because I refuse to get pregnant again until I'm back to square one. Ideally, I'd like to be below my pre-pregnancy weight for my next pregnancy since I was obese when I started the last one. So that's the plan, Stan. I'll keep you posted every once in a while.