Friday, September 10, 2010

Project: Loose the Baby Weight. Ugh...

       Ugh. That's my current sentiment on weight loss. This isn't the first time that I've had to shed some pounds. I think some people think that I've always liked getting up before the sun to exercise. Not true my friends. Living in England my junior year of college and then again while living in Ecuador about 6 years ago, I ate to my hearts content. And didn't exercise a lick. In England I was living on a teeny tiny budget and the cheapest foods to buy were white bread and white rice. I also remember trying every pastry shop from England to Italy to Spain. I  remember the humungo calorie breakfasts that my host mother prepared for me when I lived in Ecuador. I would come downstairs to find hot chocolate, a glass of freshly made juice, breakfast pastries, toast, and white rice. Thats right- white sugar, white sugar and more white sugar. And...I would eat it all. Happily. 
        Well, both times that I returned to the states I had about 12-15 lbs. to lose. And now I remember how un-fun it was to lose that weight each time. But I did it then and I can do it again...I hope. Progress hasn't been moving along quite as fast as I had hoped. People definitely weren't kidding when they said that it's hard to loose baby weight. 
My Progress:
       Let's start with my goal to move every day. I've been getting out on walks somewhat frequently, but I've missed a few here and there. I got out on just a couple of runs this week and made it to the gym only once.  I do feel that I've done a good job of nixing lots of the junk. I've successfully gone without ice cream and I've been controlling my portions when satisfying my sweet tooth. I indulged in pizza one night (this mama was too tired to cook and Jon is always begging to order in pizza) and went out to breakfast one day too. My daily meals have been for the most part healthy, filled with lots of fruit, veggies, and whole wheat. Sadly, though I've earned an F in my attempt to drink more water. 
       It looks like I've lost just about .5 lbs.- 1lb. this past week. I have noticed that a couple of my pants do seem to fit a bit better, which is refreshing. This week my goal is to make it to gym three times for weight training sessions, and to get out on two runs. And I must, must, must drink more water!
     I've got just four more weeks until I'm back at work (something I'm still coming to terms with). This process has made me realize that I need to adjust my concept of working out. I use to rely on being at the gym about 5 days a week, and I realize that this is no longer possible or even how I want to be spending my time. I may even be canceling my gym membership pretty soon, so that we can save a little moo-lah, and I will have more time at home with my boys.  Yesterday I decided to try something new: I rented a work out dvd from the library. I'm going to see if I can get myself to exercise at home regularly for 20-30 minutes as a way to maintain my weight.  I hope I have good news on my progress to share next week!
How are your weight loss goals going? Any progress? Did you get out moving this week?

1 comment:

  1. I gained 10 pounds from the matt's cookies...I ate them all.