Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Overzealous Part 2: Goals Revised

Back in October I listed my goals for this weight loss adventure. At the time, I thought they were pretty realistic and easily achieveable if I put my mind to it. Apparently, I am a little overzealous in my estimations because it's looks like those goals are a little out of my reach.

I guess it's better to be optimistic than to be pessimistic, right? Believing in yourself is half the battle.

I have done pretty well so far. I haven't totally given up, but some days it's hard. I have never had such a hard time losing weight and I blame that on the fact that I'm breastfeeding. My body is holding on to this weight with a vice grip and I can't shake it. I'm exercising almost every day, I'm watching what I eat, and the results just aren't coming like I had hoped.

Oh well. I'd rather give nourishment to my child than be skinny any day. Although, I'm secretly hoping that when we wean around 12 months I can get rid of this stinky old weight lickety split. Goals (Revised) are:

  1. Lose 4 pounds by Janurary 15 to be 165
  2. Lose 10 pounds by March 1 to be 159
  3. Lose 16 pounds by April 15 to be 153 (#2 prepregnancy weight)
  4. Lose 19 pounds by June 1 to be 150 (#1 prepregnancy weight)

That gives me 6 more months to do this, and if I fall short, it won't be horrible; however, if I can achieve it beforehand, I will know that I've put my mind to it and got it done.

Oh - and today is Weigh-In day and I'm 169 even. A loss of .4. Something is better than nothing, right?

1 comment:

THEhooahwife said...

Those look like some great goals!

To be honest, your burning 500 calories a day breastfeeding, so believe it or not it is helping!! I think I always held onto a bit of baby weight while breastfeeding, and then lost the rest when they weaned. But I wasn't constantly hungry when I weaned them either. And I know the nursing helped with the gradual weight loss.

I know you want to drop the weight pronto, but listen to your body too. =) I didn't listen (although there were other complications) and it really hurt my third pregnancy I think.

Love ya!