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A challenging prospect

Thoughtfully penned on July 16th, 2008 and generally concerning Goals

After Little was born I dropped weight like crazy.  I was four pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight at my six-weeks check up and lost an additional 20 pounds by the time she weaned.  Not so with Boo.  I lost the first 20 pounds of my pregnancy weight quickly, but these last 8 or 10 are lingering longer than I would like.

So, my good friend L and I have decided to challenge ourselves to eat better, exercise more consistently, and hopefully drop a few pounds.  We’ve laid out some rules and set some goals and for the next 15 weeks we’re going to get down to the business of getting back in shape.  

Right now we’re pretty motivated, but as we get a few weeks in I suspect we’ll do a little back-sliding, feel a little unmotivated, and have a desire to just call the whole thing off.  That’s why we’re doing this together; we’ll have someone else to encourage, motivate, and hold us accountable when those temptations come along.  We’ve also set up a “punishment” fine of a dollar for rule breaking; if we can’t motivate ourselves, maybe the bank can.  And in the end, when goals are met, we’ll reward ourselves with a nice evening out.  With no kids!

Here are our rules: eat three balanced meals a day and allow for two healthy snacks (gotta have plenty of food for this nursing Momma), no eating after 7:00pm, increase water intake while decreasing sugary drinks, exercise at least 5 days per week, and a couple others that are specific to our personal goals.  I may throw in a couple of other non-health related goals as I go along as well.  

It should be an interesting 15 weeks (especially since our vacation falls in here).  I’ll keep you posted.

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. I should do this with you. I still have Bubbie’s baby weight to lose!

  2. Great idea! I have to say that I didn’t lose any weight, besides the normal 20 pounds you lose the first 6 weeks, the first 5 months of my son’s life. I lost about 10-15 pounds and then after 9 months it started to fall off and I’ve now lost 25 pounds and am pre-baby weight. It took a lot of hard work, but I hear that normally it takes a year. That was hard for me to take, but now that I realize it did indeed take that long I don’t feel so bad.

  3. Wow, you are so motivated! I’m not. I really need someone to hold me accountable, but then when they do, I get all crabby at them. So, whoever takes me on as a project, needs to know what they are getting into. Good luck to you on this journey.

  4. Good Luck! I’d be doing flips if I’d lost 20lbs from Aisling’s birth!