Hi Snow! Alittle about me. I am a mom and a wife. I have a little girl and she just started 1st grade. I also work full-time at an ice cream company
which has in the past made it very difficult to stick with healthy eating. I LOVE ice cream and if it was calorie free would live on it. LOL!
I was at 150 - 155 when I got pregnant with my DD, and didn't gain too much from having her. I think I was like 160 or something after she was born. When threw me off was eating fast food everyday and not getting any exercise. I gained about 20 lbs over the first year of her life. I was pretty depresssed because her father and I split and I was basically a single mom.
I eventually lost the weight (got back down to about 155 - 160) and met my current husband (married this year), but once the newness of our relationship wore off I went back to my old habits and put the weight back on. So I've been yo-yoing for the last 4 years, but never losing much. Right now I'm up to 183.
My husband is very supportive and is also trying to lose weight.
My #1 concern is eating healthier and getting exercise to have more energy for my DD and husband. I have been a true coach potato over the last year or more. My DD called me on it recently, and that really got my attention. I want to be able to play with her and be in a good mood - eating unhealthy puts me in such a fool mood plus it makes me just want to sit.
I'm reading "You The Owners Manual", and I'm taking baby steps when it comes to exercise because I have a tendancy to over do it.
My goals right now are
1. Finish "You the Owners Manual" by 8/30
2. Revamp my meals completely by 9/1
3. Begin a weekly mother/daughter walk-run starting 8/26
4. Only weigh myself monthly and do measurements monthly
5. Create easy, no-cook meal options for difficult days
6. Lose 30 lbs by New Years!
Are you following any particular diet right now?