Well, here it is. My first weight loss blog. I stole the idea from Amber, who writes so eloquently, because I thought that maybe if I sat down and wrote about trying to lose this weight it would keep me accountable to what I'm eating. Just one more way to help me get these pounds off, and if people are reading about how much I actually weigh, I might be scared enough to stick to my goals!
Okay. Here goes.
I gained (gasp) 47 pounds during my pregnancy with the little little one, which put me at 200 pounds when I had her.
There. I said it. And now I want to shrink into a corner and hide.
Thankfully, I have managed to lose 26 pounds thus far, but it's been a struggle to get that far. I am breastfeeding and I was so eager to be one of those women who had the weight magically fall off just because I was doing so.
Guess what? It didn't happen. Damn those magazines for getting my hopes up.
I started counting my Weight Watchers points again on Thursday and quickly found out that even though 35 points sounds like a butt load, it's really not that much. I actually have to dip into my Flex Points almost every night to satisfy my hunger pains. Being a human cow will do that to you, I guess.
I am very unhappy with the way I look, and while I realize I just had a baby 10 weeks ago, I feel like crap about it. You have to realize that at 5'10" tall I was wearing a size 4 just 3 years ago and now it's all I can do to get out of my sweats! I sold most of my cute "small girl" clothes this summer at my garage sale and I wanted to cry each time someone took them away. I know, after losing all the weight from my pregnancy with Brady, that my body is totally different now and size 4 is no longer an option for this Mom, but I want to feel good in my skin again.
So, there you have it. I weigh in on Wednesday mornings and my WW week starts on Thursdays. This week I was 174.4. Yuck. We'll see what next week brings. Hopefully I can keep on track.