it's been almost 4 months since i gave birth and i still have 5lbs to lose to be back at my pre-pregnancy weight. i was lucky that i lost the first 30lbs quickly, but these last 5 are residing in my stomach, butt, and thighs. it's time to evict them. i've been able to wear most of my pre-pregnancy pants, but this weekend i tried on a pair of jeans that were a size bigger than my pre-preg size and they wouldn't button. those bitch ass pants are the reason i'm ready to drop the weight. i also saw my sister-in-law this weekend who lost 25 pounds over 6 months. seeing how she met her body's potential has motivated me to meet mine. i know i'm capable of losing a few pounds if i stop stuffing my face with cupcakes and opt for more veggies with dinner. it was like two slaps in the face of "hey! you! get a move on with those thighs!" i've iced the facial red spot and started up on weight watchers again.
and ya know what? i am already feeling better! within a day i lost a pound. all i did was cut my chinese food lunch portion in half, eat corn instead fries with dinner, and boycott the sweets in the breakroom. i'm sure it won't be as easy to lose the remaining poundage, but my stomach already feels less "bleh". i'm opting for weight watchers because i like that i don't have to give up things i love and if i'm still hungry after a meal, i can chow down on as many apples, carrots, etc. as i want (fruits and most veggies are 0 points!) i also like that the point system accounts for breastfeeding. pretty sure i couldn't survive the 21 point target i would have to succumb to without breastfeeding. thanks to leila i get 35 points, and it's a good thing because i am using every bit of those 35 points.
i don't intend to work out, partially because i refuse to make the time if it means cutting into the few hours i get to spend with leila and the hubs each day. maybe i'll take the dogs and/or leila for a walk now and then, but right now it's too cold for that. i don't go outside unless it's above 70, preferably 75! (seriously, it's why i never moved back to iowa.)
in an effort to hold myself accountable, here are the numbers:
pre-pregnancy weight (2/8/11): 144.2 pounds
weigh-in day #1 (2/6/12): 149.1 pounds
weigh-in day #2 (2/7/12): 148.2 pounds
goal: 140 pounds (maybe 135, we'll see how i look/feel at 140)
i plan to weigh myself weekly and possibly blog about it weekly or bi-weekly. wish me luck!