Sunday, February 14, 2010

One quarter of the way there!

Now that I'm done with pregnancy and healing well from my c-section, it's time to start getting into the weight loss routine again.  I weighed myself this morning and found that I am now 50 lbs less than what I weighed one year ago, that is 1/4 of the way to my original goal.  I realize that once I've lost the 200 lbs I will need to lose a bit more but I wanted to get that first part done first.  I think that breastfeeding Ayden is certainly helping me burn calories and I will continue to eat healthy meals (even though I need a few more calories).  I haven't been exercising yet, I'm waiting for the all clear from the Dr.  I am only 2 weeks post postpartum but I think walking is just fine for now.  I also have a nice double stroller so I can push both kids for the extra resistance.  Right now I'm really self conscious about my shape.  After having a baby, things are naturally stretched out and icky looking and it's no different for me.  My tummy is really saggy and hangs down uncomfortably.  I will have to work at tightening those abdominal muscles again but right now I have to be pretty careful.  It will happen in time I'm sure, I just have to start slowly again.  I hope you all continue to read my blog as my journey recommences.