In January, I picked up with the Atkins diet. It worked beautifully. 12 pounds melted off of me. Then, I decided to eat ice cream and bread. . .lots of it. I didn't gain that weight back (by the grace of God), however I knew I needed to do something to keep myself on track. Weight Watchers had always worked for me in the past, so I joined the online version and dropped another 11 pounds, which brought me to my pre pregnancy weight. I've been stuck here since then. Mainly due to my
So here I am. Not really at a point where I feel the need to make some melodramatic finalizing statement after which I'll buy a bunch of expensive workout gear, stock my pantry with high-end diet food, work out every day for a week, and then proceed to fail miserably all over again. But rather, I am at a point where I am ready to take things slow and steady. I want to do it right, and I want a record of it.
I'm not sure how this will shape up, but I'll do what feels constructive until I get some kind of pattern going. I'm using myfitnesspal.com as a tool (introduced to me by the fabulous Malazarte family). It seems to work a little like Weight Watchers, except it is
I'll start by throwing the numbers out there. Here we go:
Height - 5'10''
Weight - 178 lbs.
Arms - 12.5 in.
Thighs - 25 in.
Waist - 39 in.
Hips - 42 in.
BMI - 25.5
Wow. Yep, I just put all that out there. No turning back at this point. If I could find my camera, I would also put an official "before" picture up. Instead, I'll put a few up from the past year. . .and there you have it!
|Leaving the hospital|
|Our precious son!|
|Me in April (feeling pretty good)|
|Me this month (Yes, I bought that top!)|
|Our little man at 11 months|
|Our little family (Jesse thinks I need to lose weight too)|