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Friday, March 19, 2010

Getting in Shape

I’m finally getting serious about losing some weight. When we came back from Texas, I was a little disappointed in my weight after eating too much on the vacation. I was lucky to lose all of my pregnancy weight at about 3 weeks post partum but since then I have put on 12 pounds.

I have tried hard to keep my milk supply up and that requires extra calories and my personal favorite, oatmeal cookies. Now that I am less than six weeks away from the girls turning 1, I can stand to give up a little of my supply so I am putting myself on a better diet. I’m not saying I am “dieting” as a term. I am just eating better choices and giving up snacking at work. When I really thought about it, I was snacking almost all day at work and that was contributing to my excess weight gain.

I started this “plan” as I am calling it when we came home from Texas. That was exactly 10 weeks until we go on our next vacation to San Diego. Right now I don’t want to be caught dead in bathing suit or even shorts. Tank tops look horrible on me and I am just overall depressed about my body. I want to be that healthy person I was prior to getting married and having kids. I know this is easier said than done. My life is way more busy than it was back in the days where Jesse and I played on 4 sand volley ball leagues a week. At that point, I could eat just about anything and not gain weight since I was so active. Now, I don’t get much organized exercise and that doesn’t’ help me burn the calories I need to lose weight. My goal is to lose a total of 15 pounds in the 10 weeks before we go to San Diego, more if possible but I am not setting unrealistic goals. Overall I want to lose a total of about 35 pounds by the end of the summer.

This week has been a good change so far. I feel better when I eat better and I feel like I want to be more active with the girls and Jesse. I really need the help and support of my friends and family while I do this. Please leave me comments and cheer me on while I try to make this change. I plan to put a weekly update each Monday with my progress. So far this week I have lost 3.2 pounds. Woohoo. I hope to report a 1 to 1.5 pounds per week to make my goal. Feel free to leave me comments with suggestions or tips if you found anything that has worked or not worked for you.


  1. Good luck - it sounds like you are off to a great start! I thought you looked great, but I totally understand being unhappy with your weight. I also started to gain weight towards the end of my breastfeeding time. - Tkeys

  2. Good for you on setting smaller goals in order to get to the bigger one. I, too, am trying to lose weight. I have been seeing an internal medicine doctor how has me on prescribed pills and B12 injections, I've lost 18 pounds in about 4 weeks!

    Of course, I have a LOT more weight to lose than you which is why it is falling off so fast lol. I know you will be able to hit your goal and I'll be here for any support you need.

    I love slim fasts for breakfast, salads for lunch and whatever else the family wants for dinner- I just have smaller portions.

    It is ALL about portion control and eating 6 small meals a day. If you breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and snack again (at least an hour before bed time) it will help you lose weight, I promise. My fav snack foods are the 100 calorie packs of choc covered pretzels and Chips-a-hoy, small tangerines, yogurt and fat free jello!

    Good luck girl!

  3. I'm rooting for you! You are doing great and will continue to do so! We're in this together :) We be healthy mama's!!

  4. Good luck! I am sure you can do it, look at all you have accomplished by putting your mind to it!