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Monday, July 21, 2008

embarking on a new journey...

I've had two kids in two years. I've had two c-sections in about a year. I respect my body for all that is done for me, but I've put it through the ringer. During my pregnancy with Elias, my mantra was, "it's my first pregnancy! let's go nuts!". I ate just about whatever I wanted - lots of fries, pizza, mocha frappacinos, & then some more fries. When I got pregnant with Gloriana, I still had thirty extra pounds - so I tried to be careful and thankfully, when it was all said and done, I didn't gain any weight that stayed. Almost five months later, I've been trying to eat pretty well and work out regularly - and through some messy switch of metabolism/breastfeeding issue - I've gained ten pounds. I could complain and whine about it, but I'm really done with that.
In college I made a plan, stuck to it, and lost around sixty pounds. I've learned what diet tips and tricks work for me, and how often I have to work out to make it happen. Since I've put my body through so much... I'm going to be patient with it and not rush this process - but I am definitely in the place where I need to do what it takes.
Sooooo.... hopefully this blog can occasionally be an encouragement/sounding board for that area of life as well! I started my "lifestyle change" (codeword for diet) yesterday, I weighed myself this morning. I've got my gym clothes on all day to remind me that I have to work out tonight and I feel better already. Two glasses of water down, thirty or so random pounds to go.

7 comments:

Amy said...

I need to drop 30 as well. Can we do a plan together via internet? :) I'll think about you, you think about me and let's encourage each other!!! Love you!!!

Daniel & Candice said...

i'm right there with you. i started weight watchers, which is really working for me...and lost 1 lb last week...9 more to go. I'll be praying for you...and yes...you will so be encouragement for me. :)

kellycowan said...

um. hilarious. guess what i just posted about?

Graylynn said...

YOU CAN DO IT! I'll be sure to continue to encourage you! HOORAY...GO YOU!

Amy said...

A question...

Do you think it's harder to eat less after you've had a baby? I don't know why, but it seems this way to me. I used to be able to just eat a little bit or go long periods of time without eating but now I feel like I am going to die when I'm hungry. What's up with that?

Demi Eliese said...

let me know if you ever need some advice for working out/weightloss, I love talking about that stuff! my whole battle right now is making sure I don't lose my milk supply while dieting/working out. it's a tough ratio to balance, just make sure you don't lose more than 1 lb a week..because it could mess with your milk supply! good luck to you!

Rachel said...

I think I could have written an identical blog. I had soo much weight gain the first time and then minimal the second. I got most of it off doing First Place, but through the transition I've gained some back. Now I'm in a place where it's so hard to count calories and all that. I'll be thinking of you and urging you on toward your goal as I (hopefully) move toward mine. :)