Thursday, May 27, 2010

It always feels good to have a plan. Now if I coud just stick to it!

OK, After some thought I think I see what I need to do to start losing weight. I think I am not drinking enough water. I am not distinguishing between hunger signals and thirsty signals. And because I am breastfeeding I really need the water! I need to try drinking water before searching for a snack. Otherwise I will end up putting anything in my mouth, and that is not good.

I also still need to do better with my WW food journal, but I am trying. I think I will try recording food over the weekend. Hopefully it will start to become a habit. I keep forgetting to journal because I get caught up with the baby, and before I know it, the day is gone and I have not recorded anything for the day. Sigh. I need to make this a priority, as it is not good for me to be at this weight.

One of my first goals is to get under 200 pounds. I think it will take me a few months to get there, but I know I can do it. I have done it before. It takes a lot of work, but I know I can do it. I really hate being this heavy.

Hopefully I will be able to get to the gym this afternoon. I have a well-baby visit this morning, and then I will likely come home for lunch and recover from the trauma of all those shots. If he sleeps for a while, I may just hop on the treadmill here. we will see what happens. May post later with the results of the well baby visit.

5 comments:

Eva said...

I can very well relate to your post and I think we are also similar in weight. I found it hard though, to try loosing weight while still breastfeeding since I found myself to be very hungry ALL the time... However, now it is much easier, so maybe it helps to give one plenty of time for this endeavour. Recording food helped me a lot, I now even use a software program called calorie.king (this is not an advertisement, there are lots of similar programs out there I believe) to keep an accurate track - I found this very helpful.

VA Blondie said...

Eva, thanks for the response. It is great to hear from someone who has been there! I will try not to be too hard on myself if I do not lose the weight.

I chose WW because it has worked for me in the past, and they have a program for breastfeeding mothers. The online program has a nice food journal. On this program, I get to eat almost as much food as Hubby! Which is pretty great, because I love my snacks these days.

Niki said...

Good luck with everything. I hope you find the strength you need.

Rose's Daughter said...

I just started WW for the same reasons you did. But my snacking is sabatoging me!!!

~Jess said...

Drinking water is a good start! If nothing else, you'll get a work out from running to the bathroom all the time :-)

I need to lose weight, but I don't really know where to begin or have the motivation.