The One with Weight Watchers


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I joined Weight Watchers last Saturday.
I gained 56 pounds during my pregnancy. That's about 26 more pounds than doctors recommend.... oopsies. How did I gain so much weight? Basically, when I was working as a receptionist during my pregnancy I ate for five hours straight five days a week. Literally, every time the head honcho walked in around 4:00pm the first thing he'd say to me was, "Always eating!" Cuz I was. I munched on pretzels and beef jerky and candy and granola bars and brownies and chips and crackers and anything and everything I could get my hands on. I didn't realize how much I was gaining until I started hating pictures of myself and comparing early pics to later pics. I've never had to watch what I eat and I didn't change my habits when I was preggo which I sorely regret. But I'm gonna get back on track! I want to look like this again (except maybe not with blonde hair, haha. Although I am itching for something new for my 'do...):
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And I want to be able to fit these pants again:
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That's my goal and I'm stickin' to it. And that's my cute nephew Drew beside me :)

On a related note - I had my last OB appointment today at the wonderful Kaiser Permanente to check everything out.
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I'm about 90% healed which is great to hear because of how badly I tore. The doctor also gave me the green light to start exercising which is bittersweet. Now I don't have an excuse not to exercise. I hate exercising cuz it hurts and I don't like pain. Bah. But - I WILL do it! I will I will I will!
Side note - I LOVE the OB I saw today. She wasn't my OB during my pregnancy, although I did see her once about 7 weeks ago when my OB was out of town and I loved her then too. If we have another baby while living here in SoCal, I will definitely go to her cuz she rocks my socks. (Kate H. - if you're reading this, it's your doctor and I'm so jealous she's been your OB for 8 months!)

So back to Weight Watchers. My goal for this week is to lose 1 pound. Pretty lofty goal eh? :) Weight Watchers is a system where every food has a different point value - veggies are like 0 or 1 point and the burrito Chris ate for lunch today from Taco Bell was 14 points!! (An average meal is around 6-9 points). Since I'm breastfeeding I'm allotted 10 more points which I'm so grateful for because it's been HARD! I feel like whenever I have food restrictions I get more hungry than usual! I hate being hungry. So hopefully I can be strong and play mind over matter (or stomach) and reach my goal. By posting it for the world to know I hope I hold myself more accountable. And Chris is playing along unofficially so he'll be able to offer moral support.
We'll call these the BEFORE pictures:
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I'll post another at the beginning of the year to check our progress.
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