Friday, July 27, 2012

Still weighing and watching

That's right I am still on the weight watcher bandwagon and going strong! I am a little over a month in and have lost 10 pounds. It is such a relief to start feeling like myself again. I just feel awful when I am carrying too much extra weight. I am 7 pounds away from my prepregnancy weight, not that my prepregnancy weight was health either but I am trying to look at small steps.

My first goal was to lose 5% of my body weight and so my next goal is to hit the pre-baby weight. After that my 10%. Setting those small reachable goals really helps me not get too overwhelmed. In the grand scheme of things I would love to lose 60 more pounds but honestly I would be very happy losing 20 more.

I feel like my attitude is much better this time around. I will not get discouraged with small losses because in the end game they will add up to a big loss! In the past it has always been my tendency to hit a plateau for a week or two and then give up. Then I would just gain all the weight and sometimes even more back. Clearly it is better to stay and fight through the plateau!

One thing I have always appreciated about weight watchers is that I really can eat what I want in moderation and I can splurge too. For example on my anniversary I ate chinese food to my hearts (stomachs :D ) content and I used my weekly points to cover it. I then just cut back a little the rest of the week. I mean, that is how I can live my life without going crazy.

So that is where I am right now. By the way it is astounding that my son is already 8 months old! Hopefully I can get this extra weight off in less time than it took to put it on while pregnant! It is going to be a close call!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Making progress

It is so nice to see change result from focus. I have been diligently doing weight watchers for 2 and 1/2 weeks now and have seen a total of 7lbs lost. The initial loss of 5 pounds after the first week was a combination of being off birth control pills and starting weight watchers but I will take it!

It of course always helps when I have time off from work (summer break) to focus on what I am eating and eating when I am hungry rather than on a schedule. I am also enjoying lots of time with my son who is growing at an unbelievable rate! We are so close to crawling over here and that scares me immensely! I don't think I am ready to see the little man on the move.