A few years ago I lost about 35 pounds with the help of this forum, and then I met my husband, and we both started failing at working out, and then I got pregnant, and gained 49 pounds with that. Six weeks after having the baby, I have 25 baby pounds to lose, and at least 35 from the gaining my husband and I did together. If I think of them as different pockets of fat on my body, it makes it easier
My goal is to lose about 2 pounds a week, so by July 1st, to be down to my prebaby weight. Well, June 30th, July seems so far away!!
Since we got some spring here in Chicago, I took a nice long walk yesterday, cleaned the yard of dog poop (it's squatting! Um, I didn't mean that the way it could be taken, but hee!), and painted our bedroom. I also ate pretty well! Tonight, I'm trying a new recipe for my husband and I - for the first time I'm going to cook carrots. We need to work out and eat well together as much as possible!
I weigh 209 pounds right now. I don't have many clothes that fit and I have to go back to work in a month. I want my son (six weeks old, Lucas!) to grow up with a mommy he can be proud of, and I want him to grow up with an active healthy lifestyle. I want to feel attractive for my husband. And I remember when I weighed 147 pounds and could run 3 miles - I felt GOOD. And I still have those clothes. I'd like to wear them!!
So, that's me, I hope there are others to share and cheer on with!