Saturday, April 28, 2012

So...I had a baby

I stopped writing here because I was pregnant and that's not the time to focus on losing weight.  The baby was born in March 2011.  Instead of writing and focusing on weight loss after she was born, I did pretty much the opposite.  I gained some weight with the two miscarriages I had before getting pregnant with her.  So I started that pregnancy out way too big.  Happily I ended that pregnancy (after she was born) weighing 9 pounds less than when I got pregnant.  I craved healthy (for the most part) stuff with her.  I wanted lettuce, green chili, and veggie subs from Subway.  I'm still addicted to those darn subs!  If money were no object I'd probably get one every day.

Since she was born I've lost about 11 more pounds.  But I have a long way to go.  I'm not quite ready to share numbers, like my actual weight, just yet.  Maybe once I've lost some more and am less embarrassed by myself.

I've exercised every day so far this month, well, not today yet, but I will. The scale isn't really budging.  I'm frustrated.  I'm eating mostly healthy, although I know that could use a little work.  Yesterday I kicked things up a bit and started running again.  At the end of 2011 I lost 9 of those 11 pounds by running.  I ran a 5k on Thanksgiving day even!  Then my husband switched positions within the State Patrol and we see him a LOT less.  It's hard to run when you're constantly with a baby and a preschooler.  It would even be easier if my oldest wasn't at school so she could help with the other two.  But I've got to start focusing on me as well.  I matter! 

I've also started doing Zumba.  I don't attend any classes.  I'm in a small town with no classes.  But I got the Zumba for Wii.  I've been doing that.  I'm glad I'm doing that on my own, I'd be too embarrassed in a class.  To say I'm uncoordinated would be a HUGE understatement.  But I'm trying and when I'm done I'm dripping in sweat, so I must be burning some calories.  A couple nights ago I started doing crunches again.  When I was in the 9th grade I did 400 situps a night.  You know, the old school situps that aren't really recommended anymore.  But I did 400 of them.  Doing 50 crunches the other night was HARD!  I have a long way to go...and I can totally feel those right now.  Ouch!  But a good ouch!