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.


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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