Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Weight Loss- Starting the Challenge

So ok, if you read my post from earlier this week, you'll realize I haven't taken this weight loss challenge very seriously.  But that's about to change.  I've made a few major changes in the last two days, which may not sound like big changes to others, but they are to me.

-I have gotten rid of the soda in the house.  Basically, this means we finished off the last two liter and didn't buy anymore...but hey, that still counts right?

-I'm trying not to limit my calories, but mainly my portions.  This also includes the dreaded night time snack I've been indulging in...so last night while watching basketball (yes, I should be playing it rather than watching it) I did not have my usual (as of this past week) snack of sour cream potato chips.  Yay, me???

-I got Mark to put together our double stroller.  This means I'm obligated to walk the kids around.  I'm thinking the driveway a couple of times.  This actually is quite hard.  You see, I live in the mountains of East Tennessee.  Technically, I'm in a valley surrounded by three mountain chains, but it still means that where I live is hilly.  Our house is on a hill, and my driveway is the hill.  So think stairmaster walk and you've got my driveway. ;)

-I am trying to plan out a garden- but that's another story...still hard labor coming up right?

-I've been chasing Elizabeth around the yard in the afternoons since it's gotten pretty here.  Literally, I chase her.  Yes, I have jiggly post-partum belly, but I still run after her, while she screams "you can't catch me".  Oh, and side note on that one- I need a fence!!

Of course, with each good change I've still had to deal with a few set backs.

-I'm trying hard to ignore nursing related cravings (which are usually high fat choices), but I've not been really successful with that. I had a cheeseburger last night if that tells you how good I've been.

-I still haven't weighed myself.  I'm too afraid.  Yes, this sounds silly, but I really don't want to know.  I just really want my clothes to fit better.  But I guess I better man up and do it.

Wish me luck, and check out Brandy's page You Don't Know to see her progress.  She's doing much better than me, even started the couch to 5K program.  Now that's guts, especially since I LOATHE running.  What can I say, I'm lazy.  Anyway, her button is below and you should go lend her your support.  Mainly because she's awesomely funny and it's a nice thing to do.  Cheers!

3 comments:

Brandy@YDK said...

I think you are awesome. you have to start somewhere and making a list of good intentions is still a start.

Nichole said...

Best wishes to you both! :o) Doing landscaping doesnt seem to help me lose weight, but it keeps me from snacking all nap time! LOL

Cerise said...

Gardening is a great work out! So is chasing a kid around. Good luck! It sounds like you are off to some great starts!

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