The time has come. The time is here. I have got to try and rid myself of the weight I gained while pregnant. I have decided to get serious about this weight loss, and what better way to help get my frustrations out than to vent them right here on my blog. Of course I do hope I have some successes to post, too. I will be the first to tell you that weight loss is not easy, and as I have always said, "If the food didn't taste so damn good, it simply wouldn't be a problem."
|This is when I was about 8 weeks pregnant.|
|This was at about 5 months pregnant.|
|This is just a few days before I delivered, about 12 months ago.|
|And this is me now.|
This little journey is not going to be easy. Why? Because let's face it, food is good. In addition, I am a stay at home mom right now, and do you know how many times I pass by my pantry each day? LOTS! It's too stinking easy to grab something that is not healthy. I don't want to remove everything 'bad' from the house because I do have two kids and a hubby that don't have this little weight gain issue like I do. Plus, I like to bake, which I don't really want to give up. I guess I will just have to use my nose to enjoy those baked goods and not my mouth.
By the way, I started this little diet yesterday, so this is actually day two for me. Day one of this weight loss journey was quite difficult. Okay, day 2 is hard also!! If you are wondering what kind of weight loss plan I am doing. I guess you could call it the "Molly Plan", as it is basically just a strict diet plan that I have come up with. I devised a plan where I eat every 2-2.5 hours. The plan is made up of 4- 80 calorie nutrition bars, 3 - 140 calorie shakes which I created, and 1 meal that consists of 1 lean meat and 1.5 cups of selected steamed vegetables. Although it is not many calories (under 1,000), I am eating every couple of hours, so I should be able to keep my body in a fat burning zone. I guess time will tell.
Despite the fact that I have not been eating well the last few months, I have indeed been exercising. I have actually been doing 3-5 miles a day (run/walking) six days a week. You would surely think that this would help the weight come off, but it hasn't. Hopefully now that I have given up bread and all the other crap I have been eating, my efforts will start to pay off. One other factor that I think may have been working against me is the increase in my appetite from breast feeding. I exclusively breastfed for about 6 months and continued to nurse Hudson several times a day until he was 9 months, and I actually still breast feed once in the mornings, which of course, he is soon to be weaned from that.
Like I said, this little journey is going to be a struggle for me, but with the support of my husband and kids, I do hope I can be successful in getting this weight off. I will post blog updates on my efforts, so I guess you could say that I will either succeed publically or fail publically. I do hate to fail! So, with that said, pleeeease let the weight loss begin! :-)
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