Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

I was so excited to find Kris' blog chronicling her weight loss journey. I just had our fourth baby and had already planned to start working off the weigh. I always do better at being healthy when I have others to share the journey with!
I am a weight watchers girl. There are no off limits foods. If I want chocolate cake I can have it. Weight watchers has a point system and it helps me to learn to make healthier eating choices. I try not to be number oriented when I am losing weight. I try to focus more on being healthy and fit. Not weight "X" amount or being "Y" dress size.I make healthy eating goals and excersise goals instead.
This time around my goal starting off was to lose the 35 pounds I gained during my pregnancy in the next three months. The three month time frame came about because my dear husband who is currently deployed will be home for a few weeks come March.
This week I am one week out from having baby number four and I have started my weight watchers and bought a scale so that I can keep track of my progress. My starting weight is actually only five pounds above my pre pregnancy weight! I was so excited I had to laugh!! So my new goal is to tone up and focus on healthy eating habits.


Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Congratulations on your new baby! And, what an exciting goal -- being pre-baby weight by the time your husband comes home. Thank you and your husband for your service to our country. My cousin and brother-in-law will be deployed sometime after the first of the year.

I like your decision not to worry about numbers. Too often I get fixated on them myself -- trying to figure out how much I can lose by when and getting frustrated when it doesn't happen as quickly as I'd like. I'll probably remain fixated on numbers (just being honest!), so you can be my reminder that that's not the only benefit or evidence of losing weight and getting healthier.

Tristan said...

Horray for you little sister! Now please motivate me to work on toning too because I really need to do that too...

P.S. Don't forget to try baby Alyssa in the Moby Wrap - it is a great way to add weights without really using weights and the thing is just so comfy!