It’s no secret that I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time – I was trying before we got pregnant, and restarted once Abbie was born. I’ve had issues with my weight for as long as I can remember. My junior and senior year of college, I got serious about it with Weight Watchers – and got down to 135 pounds. I felt amazing.
Then, as you can imagine, life took a toll after graduation – new job, new life, a bad breakup…and then I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which can make it even harder to lose weight.
Since Abbie was born, I’ve been on a mission to be healthier for not only myself, but for my family – I want to be around for Abbie a long time. I debated for a long time if I should share the numbers on here (mostly to keep myself accountable), and I’ve settled on sharing only the total weight gained/lost.
Pregnancy weight gain: 36 pounds
Current weight loss: 48 pounds (23 of them on Weight Watchers, the rest was Abbie and birth-related things)
Pounds to goal: 55
I know I’m not alone in the struggle to lose weight. I’m lucky in that I’ve already lost my pregnancy weight, but I still have a ways to go. In the coming months, I’ll try to touch on what I’m doing and how. I’m once again doing Weight Watchers, since I know the program works. It’s worked for me before, and I know it will again. This time, I want to keep it off for good, and be in better shape when we eventually start planning for baby #2.
In addition to counting points, I’ve been paying more attention to the quality of my points, and trying to add more fruits vegetables, and proteins into my diet. I drink water constantly, and only occasionally have a soda – usually no more than once a week. Exercise is harder for me – I’ve never particularly enjoyed it, and the heat makes doing anything outside unbearable. Instead, I try to do little things, like taking the stairs at work more and doing a lap around the building when I need a little break. So far, it’s helping, but I know it’s only going to get harder.
How have you handled weight loss?