Monday, December 22, 2008

Back after the holidays

Life is just too hectic right now with the holidays and four small children under age 7. I hope to return to becoming a better me once the new year rolls in. I haven't forgotten about any of you and I hope you understand that I just needed to take a breather from some stuff and readjust my attitude about certain things in life.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Breastfeeding :)

I know your wondering "what the heck does that have to do with losing weight??"

I had to test something out the last two weeks. I ate practically whatever I wanted without counting calories or carbs. On 11/24 I weighed 175.5 and today I weigh 174.8. It seems that since I started breastfeeding, I can't gain weight:)I thought the whole thing was a myth but apparently, its working out in my favor. My test this week is to work out 4 days and not count calories. If I lose weight this week, I will continue on that track until I wean my daughter from breastfeeding. The only downside is that I can't really watch my calorie intake because I could lose my milk supply. So this is the way it will have to be until she turns 1 next October.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Back on track

I was surprised yet thrilled when I got on the scale this morning. I'm down exactly two pounds from last week:) I only got to exercise twice but I did 1800 calories (to the best of my ability daily) and it seems to have paid off. I've been drinking 100 oz of water a day as well. Let me tell you, I feel like I'm pregnant in regards to the multiple trips to the bathroom....blah!!

My goal for this week is to exercise 30 min. on three days. If I can do more that would be great. But I'm not going to set a crazy goal only to disappoint myself next week. After all my 4th baby is only 6 weeks old, so I'm still adjusting to her being around. I'm also hoping to be out of the 170s by the middle of December. I think that seems pretty realistic. I'm hoping to find my mp3 player today because exercising isn't the same without it. Music is the key for me to get motivated to workout.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Failure....that's my new name

I HATE Halloween and the fact that I can't find 30 minutes in the day to exercise. The candy has got to go. I won't even go in to detail with the amount of candy I have consumed. I have three kids that each has a basket full of candy, just to give you an idea of what I'm doing in between cleaning and caring for my 1 month old baby. I'm actually on the verge of tears because I know Monday's weigh-in will just depress me even more:( I'm really hating myself right now. How am I ever gonna reach my goal like this??? What kind of example am I setting for my kids?? Some people say I'm being too hard on myself since I just had my baby a month ago. But I don't want to use that as an excuse to eat because it shouldn't play a factor in my unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. I just want to crawl in bed and hide for a while. NO chance of that happening.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Feeling good;)

Today despite every single obstacle that tried to get in my way, I worked out!!! It was only 20 minutes, but I feel a real sense of accomplishment today. Exercise makes me feel so good inside, its truly amazing how that short amount of time has changed my mood. I did tons of stretching beforehand then I did 15 min on the elliptical machine and about 5 minutes of weights.

I also weighed in at 175 lbs exactly. I was 171 before we got pregnant in January so I will definitely be at my short-term goal of my post-pregnancy weight within the next week or two. My husband thinks I'm sexy now...just weight until I drop the next 30 lbs:D

Friday, October 31, 2008


I hope I can get through the next few days without the temptation of stealing my kids candy.:( I hate this time of year I swear. Three months of sinful goodness that those of us on diets try to avoid but usually fail. All I can say is that I will try to eat in moderation and avoid candy corn at all costs. I could eat a few pounds of that stuff until my jawbone hurts.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I Hope This Continues

I'm down 5 lbs from last Monday and I'm so happy:) I know that I'm still losing "baby" weight, but I don't care. Its another 5 lbs. that I don't have to ever see again. I ate really well last week. And with four kids, I feel like I did plenty of exercise because I really don't sit down much until Clarence (hubby) gets home from work. I'm going to try walking 2 miles on the treadmill during nap time. There is no way on earth I'm taking my children out in this dreary cold Minnesota weather.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not quite ready

I will be 3 weeks postpartum on Friday and I don't think my body is ready to start working out just yet.  I jogged yesterday and I've been more sore than I've ever been in my entire life.  I think I'm doing too much too soon.  I have to listen to my body on this one because my four children need me.  As long as I continue to eat well and make good choices, things should continue to go on the right track. I can't wait to get the OK from my OB to resume exercising again.  I feel so ran down today that I think its best that I take a nap and just relax and focus on other things in the mean time.  I still will be weighing in weekly until I can start exercising and toning.  I have my goal dress picked out already.  I should put up a picture of it sometime today if my four children allow mommy to do so :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I put on my workout gear yesterday after getting my 2 and 3 yr old their lunch. Put them down for a nap and my newborn woke up and that was the end of my "workout". I was so motivated and ready to start off on the right track. I'm just afraid that I will never be able to accomplish my weight loss goal if I can't even find the time to exercise. I don't want to join a gym when I already have all the equipment I already need here. Besides, I wouldn't be able to actively go to the gym and that would be money going down the drain. All I wanted to do was exercise for one hour:( I hope today goes much better because I really need to do this before I just say forget the whole thing and go back to eating and feeling like crap.

Friday, October 17, 2008

2 weeks PostPartum; 1st Official Weigh In

Well I'm off to a great start. I'm weighing in today at 181.4 lbs. I weighed 206 on October 3rd. I don't know if I should contribute the 25 lbs loss to breastfeeding or just not being able to think much about eating because I'm taking care of four little ones. I am still debating on which outfit I will be using for my photos but I will make a decision over the weekend.

My short term goal is to be 170 lbs at my 6 week OB checkup, which is around November 14th. My long term goal is to weigh 140 by my 30th birthday and I will re-evaluate at that point. I haven't weighed 140 since the birth of my first child so this is going to be a wonderful thing to accomplish.

Look for pictures soon!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Time To Get the Show on the Road

I recently gave birth to my fourth child on October 3, 2008 and we (my husband and I) have decided that our family is now complete. I am ready to start taking care of my body now and devote some time to my health and well being. I lost all the weight before deciding to have our last child, so I know that I can do it. Its just a matter of figuring out when I'm going to fit exercise into my hectic schedule as a stay-at-home-mom and wife.

My goal is to have 3 days of cardio in one hour sessions and 2 days of strength training; one hour sessions as well. I plan to start off at 2000 calories a day because I'm breastfeeding my daughter and I don't want to ruin my milk supply. Lean Cuisines and Slim-fast will also play a major role in my diet. I also plan to drink at least 100 oz of water per day. Tomorrow will be my first official weigh in since I will be 2 weeks postpartum. I'm so excited to finally start taking care of ME.