My Turn! Since Maggie and I are both working on losing the baby weight, we will be sharing ‘Weight Loss Wednesdays’ for a while. I guess I should start at the beginning…
I was a skinny kid that could eat whatever I wanted and not gain a pound. I was hoping that trend would continue but unfortunately, I found my ‘freshman 15’ when I went off to college. Then, gradually I found 15 more…..and after that, I lost count! In 2007 I was trying to decide whether I was going to be happy having to shop in the plus size departments for the rest of my life, or if I was going to turn things around. I attended a Weight Watchers meeting just to see what the program was like and decided to give it a try. I lost weight my first week and was surprised at how easy it was to follow the program. I decided to continue. Long story short, I lost 35lbs in 6 months, applied to work for WW and am a WW leader today! (disclaimer: Yes, I work for WW. No, this is not an advertisement for the program.)
One of the reasons I decided to try to lose the weight was because I knew I wanted to try to have children someday. I also knew that it was common to gain weight during pregnancies and didn’t want to gain more and more weight with each one. I figured, if I learned to lose weight before having kids, it might be easier to lose it after having kids.
So here I am. 2 months after my son was born with about 30 lbs to lose. I have gradually started to exercise (more on that later!) and am getting back into the swing of watching what I eat. I attend a meeting (as a member) on Mondays and will report my results here.
Meeting Date: 1/9
Goal: Walk my loop around the neighborhood 5 of 7 days
Motivation: Get back into some clothes that fit! I am sick of having nothing to wear!!