So I decided to step on the scale. I had this revelation last night, and resolved to do it first thing this morning. I shook off to prepare myself, hit the button to turn the monster on, closed my eyes, and took that first step onto the scale. I knew it was going to be bad, but I wasn’t really prepared for the number that appeared. 209.6! I was astounded. All I could think was, “How in the world did this happen?” I have a couple of answers: I had two children in 2 years and that didn’t help at all. I got pregnant with L when K was only 7 months old and I hadn’t really started losing the baby weight from K yet. And to top it off, I gained almost 80 (!!!!!) pounds the first time I got pregnant. I kind of went crazy with food.
Now I feel like I’m completely out of control. I know there are things that I need to do to make this better. I need to set some goals. My main goal is to have lost 50 pounds by my anniversary with my husband in December. We’re going on a weekend getaway on December 10th, and I’d like to feel good about myself and my body. I have 21 weeks, so I’d need to lose 2.38 pounds a week to accomplish my goal. That seems like a lot, but I know in the beginning I’ll lose more than that if I really focus. If I don’t set my goal high enough, I figure I can cheat more and make it up. That doesn’t work for me, so this is it.
I’m 31 years old and a stay at home mom for two beautiful kiddos. K is 2 years old and L just turned 1 in June. I live in Arkansas, though I’m originally from Oklahoma. I love to read and play with the kids and hang out with my husband.
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