Thursday, August 19, 2010

Life After Baby: Weight

What's the right time to start losing baby weight? "Sooner than later" has been my answer. Last time I lost the baby weight then I gained more. I want to be very transparent, so here are my numbers:
First baby:
Starting weight: 145 lbs
@ 9 months: 195 lbs
Second baby:
Starting weight: 190 lbs
@ 9 months: 216 lbs
My current weight is 195 lbs. I am scared to tell you what I want to weigh but a healthy weight for my height is 130 lbs, so that's what my goal is. I have 64 lbs to get there. 
Since I came home from the hospital I tried to eat when I was hungry. I also tried to watch my portions. I tried to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. 
We currently don't have a lot of extra money to go to Weight Watchers (which is what I wanted to do) so my plan is to do the following:
• Follow the eating plan that helped me lose 40 lbs in a healthy way;
Use my gym membership at least 3 times a week;
• Run a 5K at the end of October;
• Be part of a weight loss challenge online;
• Be accountable to someone (probably my husband).

So, here is the official before picture everyone:

Here is the weight ticker (it is also at the bottom of this page):

Believe it or not I don't feel bad about the fact that I have 64 lbs to get where I am going. I know I am not what I weigh, and that takes a major weight off my heart. I am more concerned about having a healthy approach to this journey.
I want to be healthy. I want to be a good role model for my kids and darn it, I feel better when I'm fit! I also want to run a marathon (Chicago) one day. I think these are great reasons to lose 64 lbs. What are your reasons to be healthier?
* See my previous attempts and failures in weight loss here.