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Friday, January 01, 2016

My official "start" weight. I got up to 244 while I was pregnant, and was ~220 after delivery. Between breastfeeding, weaning, maternity leave, going back to work, other life chaos I've been eating whatever I want and not checking the scale. Now that I am getting back on track, I guess this is where my journey will begin. This is the heaviest I have ever weighed while not being pregnant, the highest before being 220 when I was in college. Given the reasons for being so large currently, I am not going to beat myself up over it - I am just going to start here and move forward. I have lost weight before and know that I can do it again, and I will. I want to be the best mom possible to my now four month old son. I want to be healthy not only for me, but so that I can teach him how to be healthy as well - something that I didn't really have growing up, that healthy lifestyle.

To help hold me accountable, I have set up some weekly goals for myself for the month of January as I work my way back into this.

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BLOG. Every day, even if only an emoji. So that I can keep a record of my journey and not forget to spin that darn SparkWheel, lol.

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Smaller portions, stay under 1500 calories a day. Try to eat more protein, fewer carbs. EDUCATE myself on healthy eating for February.

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HIIT training (on exercise bike or treadmill - C25K) 6 times a week with one rest day.

I'm hoping to take it easy getting back in the swing of things. I know myself and know I will push myself unrealistically hard in the beginning to see results, but just in case set my goals small so as to not overwhelm myself. I hope to lose 10-15 lbs by February 1st, one month from today.

Wish me well!
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  • MOHN_T
    Thanks for the add! Sounds like you've got a great plan in place. I have no doubt you will be successful. Best of luck on your journey
    1488 days ago
    You can do it. You will do it! Great plan...just stay positive and if you falter just get back on track.
    1488 days ago
    Sounds well thought out.
    1488 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1488 days ago
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