Allow me to take a brief break from blogging about the boys to instead blog about myself.
I have a problem. My children will be 3 years old in just a hair over 3 months and I’m still packing the “baby weight”. *sigh* Ok, maybe “packing” is the wrong term. I am currently 26 pounds lighter than I was when I went back to Weight Watchers 6 weeks after I had the boys. At one point this winter I was down 37 pounds though and was only 2 pounds away from my pre-baby weight. Leave it to me though to completely sabotage myself and gain 11 pounds back.
Yesterday morning, after 4 days of eating out and over indulging with the in-laws, I weighed myself. I hadn’t remembered to check in on my weight in 2 weeks, so I’m not sure how much of the number of the scale was related to “water weight” or was the real deal. Either way, I knew it was time to crack down. I’m now 13 pounds away from my pre-baby weight and 18 pounds from my goal weight.
- Right Now: I’m reviewing all of my Weight Watchers materials and I’ve gotten back into journaling. I also have been pouring over the materials at www.parents.com/babyweight. (Hello, free meal plans and workout routines!)
- In the very near future: We will be getting a membership at a nearby gym. I’m looking forward to taking part in the classes they offer, as well as getting back into using weight machines. I miss that.
- Later this summer: I’ll be doing one of those month long boot camp programs. It will mean leaving my house shortly after 5am 3 days a week, but I’m going to suck it up and deal with it.
With a lot of hard work I should be at my goal weight by the boys’ 3rd birthday. I’ve got 14 weeks and 18 pounds to lose – totally doable if I stay focused! I’m calling this my Summer of Change and you can expect to read about it here several times this summer. You’ll also notice on the sidebar I’ve added a little weight/BMI tracker.
Time to hit the ground running and not look back.