Clickin' Moms

I can lose weight, I really can

Lose WeightMy youngest son is over two now. I want to lose the rest of the weight I gained with him. Every pregnancy I was 10lbs heavier than I was the pregnancy before. After baby #2 I was able to lose it all and then some. I slowly gained some of it back and now I am wanting to lose about 30lbs.

When I was a child I was always super thin. Then I turned 12 and gained some weight. At 14 I started on the school swim team and didn’t have to worry much during high school. I swam 1.5 hours everyday so I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted to. I would love to start swimming again but finding the details of setting that up kinda hard right now.

I have tried running, didn’t really work for me. Walking does but I am out of the routine right now. When I watch what I eat I can lose weight. Holidays and birthdays trip me up. I think, “Oh it is my birthday, I can have cake.” And I don’t want to deny myself cake on my birthday but it can mess up a good eating plan.  I go to a potluck and tell myself it is okay to have more than two brownies because it is a potluck.   But then I find myself doing that once a week.  It makes me get back into the habit of eating too much crap.

I started tracking what I was eating around the 1st of this month and as of last week lost 4lbs. I am sure I gained a little bit back this past week but today is a new day!

I don’t want to give up any one food. I like the idea of everything in moderation. I know I can’t keep certain things in my house because they are just too tempting for me. And even if I am pretty good at staying away from them, if I have a bad day I can easily talk myself into it.

Since I did lose weight back in 2009 and then put a lot of it back on, I need to do something that works for the rest of my life. I need to stop rewarding myself with food. I need to get out of the mindset that a bowl of ice cream will make me miss my husband less or make the kids seem less stressful. Ice cream is yummy and has its place but I don’t want it to take on that role for me anymore.

I have a pile of jeans from 2009 that I really want to fit back into. Part of me wants to just donate them but I fear if I get rid of them I will be just assuming I will never be able to fit into them again.

I don’t need my old body back. I have had three children and I just don’t know if that would even be possible. I am never going to be one of those people that works out for three hours a day. Not while I have a husband who works a lot, little kids and a home business. I do want to wear a smaller size, have more energy and see the numbers a little less when I step on the scale. I know I can do it. I have done it before, I can do it again.

Are you trying to lose weight this year? Are you on Myfitnesspal? Join me there if you want :)

Image courtesy of zirconicusso FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments

  1. I am so with you on this one. I have 20 lbs to lost to get back to where i was before, and have tons of clothes that i long to wear again. We can do it!

  2. Myfitnesspal is awesome. The database of foods is huge. I’ve lost 28 lbs since last summer by tracking what I ate and working out. Make sure you know portion size. I bought a food scale to help. Be honest with yourself when tracking what you eat. As a parent with kids (5), I know how easy it is to nibble on their food. That’s not a problem as long as you track it. Don’t get rid of that pile of old jeans yet, you’ll be wearing them before summer.

  3. Don’t throw out your jeans! You WILL be able to get back into them! Sounds like you already know how. :)
    Lemon Stand recently posted..If Books Were Made Of Chocolate…

  4. Bernadine says:

    Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m
    having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge