Thursday, July 24, 2014

Losing Weight After Baby


Oh my goodness, how has it already been over a month since I’ve had an honest moment about my weight loss journey??!! Seriously it’s going SO SLOWLY!! I can’t blame that on anyone except myself. I keep telling myself I don’t eat all that badly and I should be losing weight. Although I probably don't eat quite as good as I think I do. Yeah, I know it don't.  Maybe it’s time for a picture food journal again. I’ve also debated giving up food altogether (if you know me well, you’ll know that’s not going to happen!).
Weight loss is a two part journey. You need to eat healthy and you need to exercise. Finding time to exercise is where I’m really having trouble. I cannot exercise in the morning. It just isn’t going to happen. So this is what I have to work with. I leave the house at 7:15/20 every morning and I get home about 4:15 and have to figure out/make supper. From there we have a waiting game to play because my hubby never gets home at a consistent time. Supper is normally around 5:45/6:00pm. Between cooking and eating I have a cranky clingy (teething??) 1 year old to contend with. I like to pretend he just missed me during the day and can’t live another minute without being glued to some part of my body. And I only have between 3 and 4 hours with my son every day and I not willing to sacrifice for exercise. Only exception is when we go for an evening walk together. 
This brings me to 8:30/8:45 at night. Levi is in bed(probably playing because the child just doesn't like to sleep) and I have the option to start winding down for the evening or to go exercise(if I have any energy left). There’s probably still laundry or cloth diapers to deal with, lunches to pack, budgets to balance, so on and so forth. I never imagined how much trouble I’d have finding time to exercise.
Excuses, excuses, excuses, right? I must find a way. I don’t want to be stuck here in the low 160’s forever. I’m so close to my cute clothes fitting and can’t give up now… Maybe next week things will suddenly click. A girl can hope anyway...
Pregnancy Weight: 205
July 23rd Weight: 162.8
Lost: 42.2
Pounds to Pre-Pregnancy Weight: 12.8
Pre-Pregnancy Weight: 150
**Goal Weight:  140**

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