1-Kickstart my self esteem (lose 14 pounds)
2-Pre-pregnancy weight (lose 9 more pounds)
3-Wedding weight (lose 15 more pounds)
4-Psychological happy dance (lose 6 more pounds)
5-BMI number I like (lose 17 more pounds)
6-Psychological Touchdown, including celebratory dance and spiking of...well, I'll have to find something to spike (lose 12 more pounds)
Total weight loss: 73 pounds
73. Wow. It is almost out of my comprehension to think that I have that much to lose. But I do. So I will.
Strategy? I haz it.
- I shall use the Weight Watchers points system, but I will not be signing up for the online deal or go to meetings. I'm far too
cheapfrugal for it. Plus I'd rather spend the money on a ball pit or something for Kaelyn. Or if I have to get something for myself, a new wardrobe that actually fits would be marvelous. I calculated my points allowance and I even got a bonus for breastfeeding. (I only took half since we're doing half breastmilk/half formula basically.) Then I looked at my food log that I started yesterday. Um, yeah. I went over by 15 points yesterday without even really splurging. Certain types of food just add up a lot faster. So bitter over sacrificing so many flex points (WW allows 35 per week), I decided to use that as a starting point and eat better from here on out. Don't get me wrong, I very well may use my points in irresponsible ways. For example, I will not give up my homemade frappes. I love them and though they occasionally leave me jittery, they get me going in the morning. I can, however, decrease the amount of sugar and chocolate and save a point or two. I might also work the system and eat some really yummy (see fattening) foods, but I'll have to compensate otherwise. The WW plan seems doable and once I have my frequently eaten foods list, I'll probably have the points memorized. I already know a slice of bread is 2, can of soda is 3, cheese is 2, and so on.
- I don't take the elevator at work.
Ever.Okay, so I do take the elevator if my hands are full or if I'm on my way to pump since I have to call Security to let me into the lactation room and I don't like huffing and puffing into the phone for fear they'll think I'm a prank caller. Anyways, I didn't really care for the fact that my first day back, I climbed 3 floors and thought I would keel over. That's not good, people. I'm doing a lot of stairclimbing these days--3 up, 3 up, 3 down, 2 up, 2 down, 3 down, 5 up, 2 down, 3 up, 3 down, 3 down...
- Healthify my snack options. I'm not a big snacker, but that might not be good either. So I shall have good options available--like frozen OJ popsicles, apple sauce, broccoli and cheese...yes, I love me some broccoli and cheese. Seriously, ask my husband.
- Watch the carbs. I'm not talking about going totally Atkins. I loves my potatoes after all, but try for more fruits and veggies instead.
- Be Little's animated entertainment. I love dancing with her so why not sneak in exercise this way?
- Little likes her first bottle at 6am so on the weekends since it's so hot during the day, I'll take her for a walk. Then promptly take a shower and then a nap with her. Because Mommy needs her sleep.
- Water, water, water. Drinking more water makes me feel good anyways so why not drink it? It's just a matter of remembering to.
- Working out the working out. I don't really have a set plan for working out besides trying to do it more. I have a few options between the 30 Day Shred, Winsor Pilates, and throwing out my arm playing Wii games. I think once we're in more of a routine as far as bedtime schedule for Little, this might come more naturally. I just know I need to do it.
Oh and if you'd like to lose weight with me or be a part of the McFatty Monday phenomenon (courtesy of http://theheirtoblair.com/), leave me a comment every week and let me know how you're doing, any tips you'd like to share, etc.) I definitely think it's more effective to have support during weight loss. It helps to be more accountable and have people to chat with who also struggle with weight loss.