Category Archives: Losing The Baby Weight

Day Nine

Breakfast: Yogurt (4 pts)

Drink: Water

Lunch: Half a Torpedo from La Gandola (8 pts)

Drink: Water

Mid Afternoon snack: Veggie soup and Salad (Lettuce only) with Lemon Juice (0 pts)

Dinner: Tombstone Pizza (7 pts)

Drink: Dr. Pepper

I went to my orientation today at the community center to learn how to use all the equipment. I couldn’t stay for a workout like I thought I would last night because my sister-in-law needed a babysitter, so I went home right after the orientation. I made arrangements to book a session with one of the personal trainers and should hear back about that soon. I’m planning to go workout on Monday since Adam is off and can watch the baby.

We’re going on Sunday to my sister-in-laws house to watch football, so I’ll get a chance to weigh myself (the scale I’ve been using is at her house). I’m not too optimistic, but I expect to see at least two pounds gone. And hopefully, once I get in a couple of sessions with the personal trainer I’ll have more of an idea with exercises will help me out the best.

Day Eight

Breakfast: Yogurt with steel cut oats (4 pts)

Drink: Water

Lunch: Cheese sandwich (8 pts)

Drink: Water

Snack: Small bowl of veggie soup (0 pts)

Dinner: Taco Bell….do you even wanna know the point value?

Drink: Dr. Pepper

Okay…clearly I’m having Point management issues, but you know what guys, I’m eating healthier in general. And even though what I really want is to be able to stick with my points without caving in whenever something like Taco Bell is offered to me, I’m proud of myself for sticking to the limited soda and healthier food choices during the day. It may not be much and it may make my journey to hot body a little longer…or a lot longer, but I’m not going to make myself feel bad for going over my points anymore.

One thing I’ve learned from this journey thus far is that it’s the little things can will keep you going. The fact that I drank water all day and didn’t even think about having a Dr. Pepper until dinner time is keeping me motivated. I won’t give up on my weight loss goal.

I have an orientation tomorrow at the community center where I’ll learn how to use the exercise equipment, and a trainer should be contacting me soon to set up my first session. I’m super excited to get started with working out and will continue to work to perfect my point use.

Day Seven

Breakfast: Yogurt with steel cut oats (4 pts)

Drink: Water

Lunch: 1 can of tuna (1 pt) in pita bread (3 pts) with mayo (3 pts) and mustard

Drink: Water

Dinner: 2 eggs (4 pts) with 4 pieces of bacon (4 pts) and one piece of wheat toast, no butter (1.5 pts)

Drink: Dr. Pepper (4 pts)

 

Total: 24.5 pts

Okay I know, I have an extra half a point, but I’m still getting the hang of this whole points thing. Tomorrow will be point perfect. And I have to say compared to yesterday, I did waaay better today with managing my points. One thing my mom always said while she was on weight watchers was that it’s better to be over by a little than under at all. So, I feel good about my food choices today.

Exercise for today was a GREAT Youtube video by Lindsay Brin. You can find it here! I did the video twice because it’s only about 8 minutes long and I figured since my exercise has been pretty much nonexistent before today, it couldn’t hurt.

I also stopped by our local community center and brought home a form to become a member and also a form to request a personal trainer. There’s this one trainer named Raquel or “Rocky” who is a mother of three, so my plan is to schedule two 30 minute sessions with her to get me started! I’ve never been part of a gym, so this is very new for me, but I have a good feeling about it.

Day Six

Breakfast: 1/2 berries Granola cereal by Simple Start with 1 cup of 1% Milk (8 pts)

Snack: 1 yogurt (2 pts)

Drink: Water (0 pts)

Lunch: Veggie soup (0 pts)

Drink: Water (0 pts)

Snack: 2 pirouettes (3 pts)

Dinner: 1 Tombstone pizza (7 pts) 16 Pizza Hut wings, no sauce (24 pts)

Drink: Dr. Pepper (4 pts)

 

Total: 41 pts

Exercise: 45 minutes cardio

As you can see, I had entirely way too many points today. I had it all mapped out and was doing well up until I mentioned to Adam that I was planning on eating the pizza that I’d made last night for dinner.

“I may have already eaten that…” he said.

I don’t blame him. Tombstone makes good pizza, but it completely botched my plans, as I’d mapped it out earlier in the day so that I would reach 24 pts exactly. He ordered us wings from Pizza Hut to make up for it because he knows I love wings. I tried to find a nutrition chart for them on the internet and found that 2 wings is equal to 3 pts, but I’ve always gotten my wings dry (I know it’s odd, but I don’t like messy food. I even get my ribs without sauce). I’m not entirely sure if the sauce makes too much of a difference, but I feel awful for having gone over my allowed points by so much.

However, as with any new “diet,” I can not let this keep me from sticking with it. “Tomorrow will be better”, I’m telling myself. And it will be. I ate well all morning and afternoon, so at least I have that. It will be so much easier to meal plan once we go food shopping next week and I’m looking forward to diving head-first into this new way of eating. Maybe I can even get Adam on board and we can take the journey together.

Day Five

Breakfast: Yogurt (2 pts)

Drink: Water (0 pts)

Snack: Veggie soup (0 pts) and 2 pirouettes (3 pts)

Drink: Water (o pts)

Lunch: 2 cans of tuna fish (1 pt each for a total of 2 pts) in multi-grain pita bread (3 pts), with mayo (3pts) and mustard (0 pts)

Drink: Water (0 pts)

Dinner: Tombstone pizza (yes, for the third night in a row. I need to meal plan.) 5 cheese (7 pts)
I was still full from the tuna in pita bread, so I didn’t eat the pizza.

Drink: Dr. Pepper (4 pts)

 

As you can see, I clearly need to eat a bigger breakfast because I’m having to pack in all my points later in the day. Not a good thing. I’ll be able to have more a variety of foods once we go food shopping next week, but for now, I’ll have to deal as best I can. As for exercise….come on guys, it’s Football Sunday. Who does anything besides yell at the T.V. on Sundays? I have therefore decided that Sundays will be my “off-day” for exercise. However, I did find some great articles today on workouts specifically for moms.

My favorites are:

Diastasis Recti Core Workout by Lindsay Brin. This woman’s story is incredible, from her experience with In-Vitros to getting back into shape after her pregnancies. Lindsay is an inspiration and I hope to be just as successful as she has been. This blog is wonderful because she provides videos that are easy to follow!

BeFit-Mom is another great site to visit. Not only does it have an explanation on exactly what Diastasis Recti is but it also tell you how you can even help prevent it or least lessen the severity. I’m read a few articles on BeFit Mom and I’ve enjoyed and learned from every single one of them. This site also proves information on signs to look out for when your abs are recovering from Diastasis Recti!

New Mother Advice is a good one too. It provides you with a list of exercises you should avoid if you have Diastasis Recti and gives some good information on the subject.

For the busy mommys, who don’t have Diastasis Recti, Parenting.com has a great 10 workout routine to help you lose the baby weight and get back to your old self.

I realize that for the few days before this one, I was lacking any real structure with my eating and exercising. I apologize for that, but I’m learning with you! I will continue to post my progress every day and, as promised, at the end of the month will post another picture as well as a report of my weight loss.