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Here We Go

This morning I took Jackson to see the doctor. I had a hunch his cold had morphed into a sinus infection and that hunch proved true. Hopefully these antibiotics will help him kick it once and for all!

After picking up his prescription and dropping him off at home, I headed out to my first Weight Watchers meeting.

The number on the scale did not please me, because it was a reminder that I packed on the pounds in the final 2 months of my pregnancy. I had done so well for the bulk of the pregnancy as far as weight gain goes and I honestly don’t know what happened those final 2 months; I feel like I was eating much of the same foods and in the same quantities. No point worrying about that now though. What’s done is done. Right?

I’m hoping and praying that I can actually lose weight while nursing this time around. With the boys I lost and gained the same 2 pounds for the 3 months I was nursing and pumping for them. As soon as I weaned I started dropping the weight. I’m trying to remain positive and assume that I didn’t lose before because my body wasn’t quite sure what to do with itself while trying to produce milk for 3 children. For now, I’ll do what I can. I’ll eat better, I’ll exercise more and I’ll be kind to myself if I don’t lose much weight while nursing this little munchkin.

Instead of going for a walk today, like I’d hoped, I’m watching it pour. Bummer! Seems like the perfect time to read through the materials I got today and try to figure this new program out. Later today I’ll have Nick take a “before” picture of me and I’ll take my measurements. After I weigh in next Friday I’ll put a weight loss ticker up on the blog; not because I want to brag about my awesome losses (hopefully!), but because I want a visible, daily reminder of what I’m working towards.

Maybe for my work out today I should try my hand at using Chase’s hula hoop… he could teach me how to use it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • March 4, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Elizabeth - Hula hoop + c-section freshish scar = surprising recognition of scar you thought was all healed.ReplyCancel

    • March 4, 2011 - 2:32 pm

      Helen - Ha! I’m pretty sure I’m not even close to having the stomach muscles to get that thing around me once so no worries on me doing it enough to do any damage ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • March 4, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    Jen - She’s a gorgeous girl, cut yourself just the tiniest bit of slack, Mama. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Can I get Chase to teach me the hula hoop? That is a cool pic, by the way; he’s so intense.ReplyCancel

    • March 4, 2011 - 2:33 pm

      Helen - Oh, Chase means business when he’s hula hooping!ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Heather - I started weight watchers on Wednesday! I am in love with the point system, I feel like I can still eat the things I love. I am also doing The 30 Day Shred with Jillian, it’s only 20 minutes a day so it’s something I actually have time for.. I am pretty nervous about going to weigh in this week!ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Nellie Bragg - Helen, best of luck to you on Points Plus. I haven’t made the change myself, although I am counting the increased values of points. My daily goal is to limit myself to 18-23 points, a practice that has enabled me to very slowly get
    rid of those 5 pounds that kept creeping on during last summer. I am about to accept that this is the level for me
    just to maintain.

    Lily is just adorable! How great that her big brothers offer her such unequalled entertainment! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Nellie Bragg - Just discovered a typo in that email address I have included in my responses. Geesh!:-)ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    Sarah - Good luck with weight watchers. I have been wanting to start it. I can’t wait to hear your success.ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    kathie - good luck with the new program. I started the friday after christmas and have lost 18 lbs., although my kids are all grown so not nursing like you. I truly like the new plan a whole lot better than any of the others.ReplyCancel

  • March 7, 2011 - 9:24 am

    Helen - Thank you all for the support! I’m loving the plan so far and am super interested to see if there’s a loss at the scale on Friday!ReplyCancel

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