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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 😉

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  • Elizabeth

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

    • 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 😉ReplyCancel

  • She’s a gorgeous girl, cut yourself just the tiniest bit of slack, Mama. 🙂

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

  • 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

  • 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! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nellie Bragg

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

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

  • 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

  • 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