One of the best parts about having a baby, aside from the obvious being Lilly, is losing the weight after. I have always struggled with my weight and gained entirely too much with both pregnancies. It wasn't as big of an issue after Abby because I was still smaller than I ever was at my heaviest. This time it's different because I was still carrying the extra fluff from the first time so even though I gained less with Lilly, I am now heavier than I have ever been.
That was enough to make me really WANT to change things this time, hopefully for good. So, 5 weeks have gone by and I'm down about 25 lbs by just eating healthier! WOO HOO!! I had a little setback with Thanksgiving (far too many cookies and too few people to share them with) but I finally made up for it!
The biggest hurdle I've always had to overcome was saying NO to all the goodies. I'm a snacker and if I have it in the house then I'll eat it. I mean, I will go to bed wanting it and then wake up craving it and will not be satisfied until it's gone which leaves me feeling guilty. I will quite literally hide in the kitchen stuffing my face! Yes, I am a fat kid at heart.
Holidays are the worse because they revolve around food, especially the cookies and cakes. The thought of limiting what we bake is painful to even think about! So, my goal is to lose at least 5 lbs by Christmas so that I don't set myself back to where I was for Thanksgiving. It's going to take a lot of planning and will power but I'm in because my long term goal is to lose 40 more... 20 will put me back to where I was pre-Lilly and another 20 will put me back to where I was pre-Abby.
I plan on keeping you all updated throughout my journey and would love to hear any tips or tricks you may have!