Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 2...small victories

So, if I look at the big picture and how much I have to lose, I get discouraged. Instead, I need to focus on the small victories in each day. So today, here's what I did that I consider supportive of achieving my goals:
  1. I drank two liters of water, which is great. I think my goal for tomorrow will be to reintroduce the apple cider vinegar drink tomorrow, and see how that goes.
  2. I continued to log today, despite going off my food plan (which, to be fair, was only planned in my head).
  3. I walked for the first time for exercise - 1.5 miles in 30 minutes.
  4. I told on myself - that I've been struggling with negative self talk, behavior I have every intention of changing.

Well, that's today. I've lost 17.5 pounds since I had the baby. That's progress, not too bad for 11 days out! I will keep you guys posted as I continue to make progress!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Beginnings

Well, baby is here!! For those of you who aren't friends with me on Facebook or Twitter, why aren't you? No, seriously, he was born on March 14 at 9:40 am weighing in at 8 lbs, 15 0z., and measuring 21.5 inches long. Big boy! He's an amazing, wonderful little boy - sweet and happy. I can't stop kissing, snuggling and loving on him. Can you blame me?
Things are going fairly well. I've been having some problems breastfeeding - would have thought that wouldn't happen by the 4th kid, but no one prepared me for the nonstop voracity of boys - and for the past few days have been exclusively pumping, which is going well and helping.
I'm also raring to get back in the saddle of getting in shape, hence the newly designed blog and updated goals. I"m determined to look halfway decent when we go to Sea Isle for two weeks in August. I know that's still a ways off, but I'm going to have to work hard to reach my goals so I need to start now. My midwife recommended I wait till next week to work out, so I haven't been exercising at all, but I'm really ready to test the waters. I've been watching closely what I eat and have lost close to 20 pounds already (of course that's what happens after you have a baby, and I'd really hoped it would be closer to 30, but I'll take what I can get.)
Anyhoo, I'm back and ready to recreate myself yet again. And this time, my tubes were tied so I don't have to worry about doing this all over again. It's so hard to come back from pregnnacy, especially for me because I always gain so much dang weight. Anyway, I hope you'll follow me and support me in this journey. I look forward to sharing it with you!!