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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weightloss

I am off to my first Weight Watchers meeting. That is right, I have given up trying to lose weight on my own, and I am seeking out the help of a "support group". Why not? Support groups are what have helped me after the loss of my daughter, and now are a HUGE support now that Foster and I are on the road of trying to conceive again. So I figured this is the best way for ME to lose weight.
Up until now, I have been doing the low carb diet and exercising. I have been really good at the low carb diet, but I have hit a plateau. I lost twelve pounds almost immediately, and then NOTHING. It has been so much harder to lose the weight after a pregnancy. I have always been able to lose weight fairly fast when I put my mind to it, but not this time.
I have been working out, but maybe not as much as I should be. I find it hard to get motivated. I get a good 2-3 workouts a week. I fully intend on getting up every day and running or doing Zumba, but usually only follow through 2-3 times out of 7. I know some of it is partly due to a small amount of depression. Don't get upset, I am not saying I am clinically depressed or need meds, but for God's sake, I did lose a child, and if that isn't enough to make even the toughest person a little depressed, they must not have a heart. I also am very aware that exercise helps you feel better, but it is the motivation that is the issue.
SOOOOO that is where you and Weight Watchers come in. After every post I am going to update on the workout regimen. My goal is to get ready for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. It is a 5 mile run. I would like to beat my time from last time I ran it of 58 mins. This was BEFORE I joined the Army and learned how to run, and I was only a few pounds lighter than I am now. So, it should be an obtainable goal. I will also update all of you after each meeting about my weight loss for the week. I need to be held accountable. That is what I realized.
The main reason for the diet change is because I was doing research and the WORST diet you can be on when you are trying to conceive is low carb. It adds and obscene amount of protein to your diet that throws off your system. Also, you can't continue the diet when pregnant because you leave out vital nutrients found in whole grains and fruits. I always said that if I got pregnant now, I REFUSED to gain a pound during the pregnancy. For every pound I gained in my belly, I would lose off my butt and thighs. Well, with weight watchers I can do this! It is a diet that you can continue while pregnant. They adjust your points accordingly. I am ecstatic about this!!
Also, everyone is aware that if you are thinner and healthier, the easier it is to conceive, so.....here is to being thin and pregnant by 2011!!!
P.S. If any of you have done Weight Watcher and have WW recipe books or any tips about the program, please let me know!

4 comments:

annoyed army wife said...

I didn't know you could do WW when pregnant. Learn something new every day. I'm headed back to WW soonish. Probably once I get paid. It's the only program I've really had lasting success with. Good luck; I'm sure you'll enjoy it. When you're at the meetings see if you can find the cookbooks on sale (usually last year's) - I have several WW cookbooks and the recipes are fabulous.

LTarmywife said...

Congratulations on making that decision! The great thing about Weight Watchers is that it ISN'T a diet. It's more about eating right and portion control. You can eat sweets on Weight Watchers, but you just need to have half the size you would normally eat. My mom had weight problems and tried her hardest to lose. Most diets didn't work, but she has been going to Weight Watchers off and on for the last 10 years. It's the only thing that works. Good luck and keep us updated!

Holly said...

Wishing you the best on WW!!! :) My hubby has just started exercising again. He rides his bike like 10 miles almost every day. I'm proud of him for sticking with it. I hope that he can lose the weight to get healthier.

So I'm cheering you both on!

Lucid Anne said...

I just wanted to tell you I really admire your spirit- you are such a positive soul, I love it!!

I will be doing WW (or counting calories) as soon as I get that BFP! I don't want to gain weight this next pregnancy (I still have 40 lbs to lose from the first one).

 

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