Yes, I had to gain weight. I was pregnant, the growing baby needed nourishment. Granted not all the food choices I made were the best for the baby. It's hard when only certain foods are appealing. I also got into the habit of snacking before bed. If I didn't I would wake up weak and nauseous because I was hungry. Poor hubby, I got him into eating soft pretzels with muenster cheese before bed. Now the only problem is, I am having a hard time getting out of the habit of snacking before bedtime. Snacks, my downfall.
Unfortunately, blogging is another downfall. Our computer is so slow, I am constantly sitting here taking double or triple the amount of time it should take to post a blog or visit other's blogs. (A big reason I can't get to everyone I would like to on linky's).
I had lost a decent amount of weight after Hannah was born. Unfortunately I have gained it back in the last few months (Hannah will be 4 months old this week). I have finally decided I have to do something about this weight problem. I need to have energy to keep up with the children. I want to be here for them for a long time. So I started with a few easy to keep changes to improve my health.
1- No snacking after dinner (though I do allow myself dessert)
2- If I plan to get on the internet sometime during the day, I need to exercise for at least half an hour.
3- I need to get better sleep.
And of course, after I make up my mind to do something, something goes wrong to impede my progress.
The no snacking after dinner is going well. Though I do still snack between meals.
We have had the Wii Balance Board with the Wii Fit, and then Wii Fit Plus when it became available, for a year and a half. Two days ago it started acting funny. And today it won't even turn on. A little bit of a bummer when I was going to do my exercise routine on the Wii Fit. I was really down at first, thinking how unfair it was. That was Monday, when the board was still working intermittently. So, I decided I wasn't going to let it defeat me. I started my routine and wrote down everything I was doing and how long each exercise should take. Today, when it wouldn't even turn on, I exercised anyway. Now the only problem I have is not knowing for sure how I will weigh in.
Well, we will cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, I need to record my embarrassing starting weight. The most I have ever weighed. When I started my weight loss journey several years ago, I started out in the 230's. I had gotten down in the 170's. Now, after getting remarried and having 3 more children (for a total of 6) I am starting this new weight loss journey at 253.5. Ouch. I still need to decide what my goal is. I know I have over a hundred pounds to lose, I never planned on gaining back all I had lost before, and now I am even heavier than before, without a weight loss/Bible Study group to be accountable to. That is why I decided to take a closer look at Kris's blog: Eclipsed and her weekly weigh in.
So, here goes my journey, to turn my life around.
Hoping I never look like this again.