Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ten Before Turkey

A couple of weeks ago I made an unfortunate impromptu trip to the OB. As much as I hate going there, what I was dreading more than anything was stepping onto that scale. You see, my postpartum weight has barely dropped since my 6 week check-up. {meh}

My attempt at Weight Watchers postpartum was one thing and one thing only, a fail.

What happened, you ask. Well, life happened. Postpartum depression, this insane severe outbreak of psoriasis, being a working mom, that's what happened. You know what didn't happen? Losing my postpartum weight.

After looking into the mirror while holding J the other night I realized how unhappy I am with my body and that things have to change. So, a new diet has begun. It's a smorgasbord of diets if you will. I'm moderately counting my points, but I've also joined My Fitness Pal and am sticking to a 1200 calorie diet.

My short-term goal? Lose 10 pounds before Thanksgiving.

So, I started last week and managed to lose 2.6 pounds {a pretty good start if you ask me}.

My long-term goal? To be happy with my weight by J's 1st birthday. No number goal. Not yet.

I've learned that in order for me to lose weight I can't make it a stressful thing, it just has to be. So, yes, I may have eaten some chicken fingers last night. But overall, I'm still making smarter choices.

For me, trying to lose weight is best done one short-term goal at a time.

So...

16 days until Thanksgiving.
7.4 pounds to go.
Either way, I'll be proud of however much I lose before Turkey Day.

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8 comments:

  1. Hey that's really good in a week's time! I know you can do it!

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  2. You can do it! Get out there in this gorgeous weather and walk too. It helps me when I am feeling down, and of course it helps burn the pounds!

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  3. Good for you! Lots of luck, you can totally do this!

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  4. You can totally do it!
    I am doing a Fit Friday link up because I desperately need to lose weight.
    I had the same "oh my goodness I need to GET.IN.SHAPE" moment last week and I decided this is it. It's time. So every week I am going to be held accountable - and I am going to finally get in shape!! Healthy eating, exercise... I have forty pounds I want to lose and I think I can do it!!
    Come link up on Friday if you would like! I know you can do it!

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  5. You can do it! My daughter was 11 months old before I could get the weight to budge - that was WITH a low-cal diet and lots of exercise...even now? It's painfully slow. But it's happening :) Sometimes your body just isn't ready to let go - so don't beat yourself up if it takes a little longer than you'd like.

    I'm on MFP, too. I'll try to find & friend you!

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  6. I also joined MyFitnessPal a while back and determined to drop the pounds! It seems so much harder to do now after giving birth.

    Good luck you can do it!

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