Forced Motivation

Okay- I’ve had it.  I’m done with all this extra baby weight.  I thought it would just fall off since I’m breastfeeding, but apparently lack of sleep mixed with halloween candy has taken its toll.  So what is a chubby Mom to do?  Well, I’m using YOU…my blog readers as motivation. For six months I will update my blog each month with my weight, workout, diet and next month’s goal.  I actually am pretty embarrassed to post here my weight, but I don’t care. If anything, it should make you feel better about your weight, and at the same time motivate me to get in shape.  See, it’s a win-win.

Here we go:

Height: 5’9″ (just posting this once, sense it won’t change)

Weight: 217

Workout: Since Dan is only home on the weekends I’ve taken advantage of the gym TWICE when he’s watched Parker.  I am a pretty regular walker of the two-mile loop around the block, but that is the extent of my current work out routine

Diet: My diet is pretty horrible right now.  I’m a sucker for Luna nutrition bars, but I’m pretty sure they’re not suppose to be eaten more than three times a day.  I’ve had to cut out salads and some high fiber foods because it was causing Parker to be gassy.  I’m still a big sucker for sweets too..I have at least 2-3 a day (I know…it’s horrible!) My weakness is chocolate.  I’m good about drinking water and I have only the occasional soda.  I’m Mostly sticking with lean sandwich meats in sandwiches for lunch and Muesli cereal for breakfast.  Dinner can be hit or miss with everything from frozen pizza to chicken and rice.

I want to say for the record that I would like to get this done over night, but I know that it will take some time.  Mainly because it took 9 months to put it on, but also because I’m breastfeeding, and I have to make sure that it doesn’t affect my milk supply.  This is why I’m stretching this over six months.

Next Month’s Goal: I would like to loose 7lbs taking me to 210.  Over the next month I would like to decrease my sweets intake (including chocolate) to once a day. I would like to focus on making my dinner choices better.  I would like to work out vigorously three days a week and light exercise two-three days a week.  Try to get more sleep at night (or as much as a mom with a baby can!).

Month One Pictures (can you say YUCK!)

11/16/09 217lbs

11/16/09 217lbs

Wish me luck! =)


8 thoughts on “Forced Motivation

  1. Yay! You can do this! If you want a WL buddy, I’m going through it as well. I can’t use the baby weight excuse anymore. LOL

    A friend turned me on to Hershey’s mini dark chocolate with almonds – not as much sugar and protein from the almonds make it a better choice. When I get a sugar craving, I try to grab one or two of those. There are a lot of organic options as well, but I’m not sure if they come in the minis. I have a hard time saying no to the entire bar.

    Can’t wait to see your progress! I’m keeping track of mine on my blog as well. 🙂


  2. You are brave, girl!! I have thought about doing this same post to motivate myself but haven’t had the courage to do it. You may have just inspired me…maybe…. 🙂 Good Luck! I will be cheering you on!!


  3. From all of my experience, I should write a book about chocolate. You see, for almost 4 years, I have been allergic to chocolate. I will break out almost within 2 hours if I eat it. Sometimes I believe it happens when I breathe or smell chocolate. Everyone that knows it, ask me how I can live without eating it. Easy, refuse it. People even rub it in my face that they can eat chocolate and I can’t. I laugh because it is pretty funny. I can tell you that took some of baby fat instantly off my face and arms. I honestly believed that I had baby fat from when I was baby until I was 23. So, all that so say, I think you look great already but I will cheer for you to accomplish your goal. If it helps, imagine yourself allergic to chocolate.


  4. Hey Sharon. So glad your Sharon your love for food with us. I know it’s hard. I love to eat too!

    It’s really knowing the difference in bad food and good wholesome real food. My advice for you is to count calories and exercise! Know that if you walk that extra mile you can be rewarded with dark chocolate and almonds when you get home. Try eating a big breakfast, a big lunch, and a small light dinner around 7. I believe in you!!!!! do it…go, go, go! Love you! miss you!

    try the grain quinoa! with dried cranberries and almonds in it! it’s good for you & very tasty. call me



  5. Girl, I think you look great. Best of luck to you…I could use the same type of motivation. i have no excuse since my son is almost two! I know you are going to do this. Hope to see you soon.


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