Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baby Weight...

Well here goes nothing...I started this blog about 6 months ago with the intention on keeping it about life updates and other fun stuff. Well a big part of my life lately has been weight loss....mainly after baby weight loss. BUT I don't really have a baby anymore...he is DEFINITELY a toddler. I don't have any excuses anymore to say this extra weight is "baby weight."

 I really don't know what happened. Actually...I guess it is because I got preggers and started eating pretty much ANYTHING I wanted. The first 16 weeks I was nauseous all the time. The only thing that made me feel better was eating CARBS. Very. Bad. CARBS. I would have Cup O Noodles twice a day, crackers, bread, and then in the evening ice cream and milk shakes. Yeah...that's super embarrassing, but its the truth. I probably gained 10 pounds the first 12 weeks when you really shouldn't gain anything.

In addition to eating whatever I wanted I didn't work out. I was so tired all the time I just lounged around whenever I wasn't working. Pretty dumb.

I feel like a horrible person for not taking better care of myself during my pregnancy. Why couldn't I be like those other prego's at the gym pounding it out on the treadmill or lifting weights? I honestly don't know, but I can tell you I'm pissed at myself. I wasn't fat before I got pregnant but I here I am still son is going to be 20 months and I'm still fat.

Right now I'm 33 pounds heavier then my before pregnancy weight. That is my first goal weight. Then after that we will see how much more I need to lose. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to lose more because having a baby really screws up your body.

I'm too scared to post my weight for everyone to see...but maybe when I get to my goal weight. I have lost 7.4 pounds the past three weeks by just calorie counting using the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone. It is so far amazing and I am very proud of myself.

I also got a gym membership and have been working my ass off both there and at home doing DVDs like Turbo Kick and Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.

Why did I get started now on losing weight? Well, I went to the doctor 3 weeks ago and had my blood tested. My cholesterol looked fine, no Diabetes, no thyroid problem BUT my triglycerides were a little high. WTF is that??? Well it means the level of FAT in your blood. Pretty dang gross. Actually REALLY REALLY gross. So the only way to change that is diet and exercise and taking Omega 3 fish oil daily. Well I am doing all of that! 

A high level of triglycerides can cause heart disease or heart attacks and much more. I. do. not. want. to. die. young. I have too much to do with my life...I have a husband, a baby toddler (and in the future more babies on the way!)

Another reason I got started losing weight was because of this AMAZING blog I started reading about a month ago: Mama Laughlin. Check her out, she is amazing with losing baby weight! She is a true inspiration to me. 

Well this post has been LONG enough. Anyway, join me in my journey I will try to post about it regularly and let you know about my weekly weight loss.

I'll end with some cute pictures of my baby:

 Three weeks old.

19 Months old

1 comment:

  1. Your little boy is adorable! I have a 23 month old and I didn't really start losing until he was close to a year old. He is totally my motivation. I refuse to be a fat mommy that can't play with her child and that the other kids make fun of when I show up at school. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog! My blog is if you want to check it out! :)