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.