Weight Update

My most recent weight update bears really good news!!

I’m only 1 lb. away from my pre-baby weight!!!!!!!

I am so excited and very pleased with my progress. I’m still not doing exercises, just watching what I eat and how much. I’m no longer doing the 5 small meals a day thing, I’m just eating when I’m hungry. At work, we have breakfast, lunch and dinner at specific times everyday, and it’s hard not eating when the food is good because my in-between meals were just oat bars and cereal usually because I had nothing else. And the oat bars were stopping me up.

So anyways. I’m now 135 lbs and shooting to lose another 13 lbs. Let’s see how long it takes me. Maybe I’ll switch up my diet and add a ton more water than I’m drinking to help flush me out. I will drink less Mello Yellos as I have increased on those again. And I will continue eating as I have been, maybe eating smaller portions since I still eat bigger than what I should be considering that I don’t burn many calories off during the day.

I’ll keep you updated!

It’s a late night

We just got back from my parents-in-law’s house. It’s now 11:51pm and I’m tired, but getting Aidan out of his car seat always guarantees to rouse him to wake, so he’s in his bouncer. I’m trying to get him to wear hisself out so I’m not doing all the work!!

What can I say?? I’m tired and he’s strong!!

I weighed him while we were there. He’s a whopping 22lbs!!!!!

Weight loss progress #2

Since last time I weighed myself, which I think was 2 weekends ago, I have lost 4 lbs!!!! (*Edit: It was actually 12 days ago). I now weigh 139 lbs.!

It’s very noticeable, too! My pants that I wore before I was pregnant are fitting better and some are actually getting somewhat baggy!! I can comfortable wear my favorite blue jeans now!! I don’t ever want to take them off. I love it.

weight loss progress

Since deciding to return to my habit/diet of eating 5 small meals a day, I have noticed a difference over the past 2 weeks.

Two weekends ago (22nd & 23rd) I weighed myself on a scale at work the nurses use, so I trust it. I don’t trust my home one. Last time before that I had weighed 146. I now weigh 141 lbs.!!! According to my home scale I weigh 136, which isn’t true, I don’t think.

Since I weighed myself 2 weeks ago, I know I’ve lost even more since then because my pants are getting looser and my stomach is getting flatter. I just wish I could tighten it.

That’s where I’m going to start working now: tightening the skin by doing sit-ups, crunches, etc. At first when I did this, I had all of that extra weight that my body wasn’t used to supporting so my back would hurt along with other areas, like my knees.

I can’t wait to weigh myself at work this weekend!!

Another benefit of the 5 small meals a day is that my energy is maintained and I don’t feel so hungry when I get hungry. I don’t pig out when I sit down to eat. My stomach has definitely shrunk because I tried to eat more at work last weekend because it was a good dish and I couldn’t. I had to waste the food.

It’s been a while since I’ve done that. I was still eating for two after I had Aidan!!

Last night Mike told me he could see a difference in my face.

I’m so glad to be getting the old me back!!

Can’t weight anymore.

I used to wrong form of the word on purpose because this entry is about weight.

I know that so many times before I have talked about my baby weight.

Well, I’m doing it again. If you are tired of hearing about it, click the back button on your browser. If you’d like to listen again and want to stay and support me, it would be greatly appreciated.

I’ve always had a nice flat stomach and decent figure. My weight was ideal for years. I’d like to keep it that way. There’s only one thing that’s a problem: my baby weight.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely am thankful for what I have because it gave me the most precious gift ever. If I had to keep the weight forever to have him, I would. But I don’t. đŸ™‚

Over the past few months I’ve made small efforts to lose it. I lost a lot when I lost my appetite right after having him. That, and I was sleeping all of the time.

This time I’m commiting to making a concerted effort to getting my ass in shape and losing weight. I’m starting off with small goals. For now my goal is to lose 10 lbs. by my dad’s birthday, October 14th. That’s a little over a month.

Honestly, I think it will be easy because I consume too many calories for the amount of work I do at home. If I cut back on those a little, it will help greatly. Also, cutting way back on soda and replacing it with water will help immensely. Add all this with my exercise routine and I’ll be doing great.

My routine is quite simple. I just did it and can feel the burn in several areas.

I’m targeting my thighs (all around), my butt, my waist (abs), my back and my arms. Tightening my torso in all of these areas will help “lift” my waist…kind of like giving my stomach a facelift. That’s the area where I gained the most.

I went from a size 8 to a size 14 while I was pregnant. I’m now a size 11-12. Yeah, I haven’t lost many inches in that area, even though I’ve lost  24 lbs. Last night I was watching Dr. 90210 and a woman had a belly that looked just like mine. She called it a muffin top, bc it looked like the top of a muffin. Mine is not that bad, but yucky. The skin is just loose.

My stretch marks faded quite well, so hopefully I can tighten that area and look fabulous again!! If not, it will be OK.

The woman on the show wound up having about 5 lbs of skin removed in order to take care of hers. That’s not necessary…I’ll gladly exercise mine off.

So I plan to do my exercises every night that I’m home. And water will be added to my diet much more frequently than it is. I need to remember to take my Eddie Bauer bottle to work with me.

So…here we go. I’m going to take pictures on my journey.