Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Day 9....and a little rambling

Today has been great!! Not only have I counted everything and ate the healthy stuff, I still have 9 points left...and it's almost 8:00! Now I know that many people say it's not good to eat after 8 or whatever...but I have an 18 month old and I eat late. Not only that, but I usually only have a few points left after dinner. The difference today was that Brian and I worked out in the apartment (our part of the house that Brian's parents are so generously sharing with us for a while) all day.

Up until about 5 months ago we had two long haired cats that shed ALOT. We found them a new home in March because they were cooped up in the apartment because Brian's mom is allergic, and after experiencing life without cat hair, we stopped going out in to the apartment as often and they weren't getting enough attention....so back to today. We were working on getting the cat hair out. To do that we have to dust everything, wash the walls, move all the furniture and vacuum under, next to and around it. We did a little downsizing, putting unwanted or unused items into a box for an upcoming garage sale. We worked most of the day and still aren't done. We are going to steam clean the furniture and the carpet but since we didn't finish everything else that will have to wait.

I went off on a tangent there....oh, yes. My point in explaining all that was that we were busy, which is why I didn't use the amount of points I usually do.

I weighed myself today and gained .6 pounds from last week. My goal is to NOT gain weight on a regular basis, which I have been. I have alot of weight to lose...now it's up to about 130 pounds to reach the weight I'd like to maintain. Brian and I want to have kids soon...we actually wanted to try again once I found a job, but I am pretty sure I won't have lost enough weight for that to be a good idea. Not only that, but we'd like to have our own place, insurance and a few other important things, before having another baby. I wanted Mason and his first sibling to be about 2 years apart so that they would have a close relationship as they grew up, and I was having a hard time accepting the fact that we'd have to wait a bit longer...but I want to do the next pregnancy the right way.

I gained about 35 lbs. during my pregnancy with Mason. I lost about 25 lbs. the first month and I have slowly gained that back. Now I am starting to gain a bit more and that is just not acceptable. If I don't lose some weight before having another baby I know I will just continue to get bigger and bigger....I don't intend on losing 140 lbs before getting pregnant again. I would like to lose at least 50 lbs. though. If I lose more...that's fabulous. But that is what I am shooting for.

Today was one step closer.


big_mummy said...

hey- just heard from you MIL that you are starting this weight loss journey- so wanted to stop in and say hi!!

You are really pretty- wow i love your eyes.

anyway cheerleader reporting for duty ;)

Mason's Mommy's Gettin' Hot! said...

Thanks! I'm still new at the blog thing....trying not to make these posts dull and boring, lol. It's nice to have support though!

Amy said...

Hi Tara - I just read your MIL's blog as well and was excited to pop over and say HI! and offer a bit of encouragement.

Sounds like you're off to a good start! :)

I look forward to reading more as a fellow SAHM.

TJ said...

Im one of Pixies Pals :) and I wanted to stop by and cheer ya on! :) Welcome to the world of weight loss blogging! :)

Girl with the Pretty Face said...

I just started blogging recently to. I also gained weight while pregnant, I have a 2 year old. I gained about 40 pounds then lost then put it back on plus some.. I am on a journey to lose 150 lbs. I had lost 50 lbs before I got pregnant with my son, I was about 250 lbs....then up, up, up ...down, up... but I am on this journey for good now! Good luck with your journey! :)

Carlos said...

great start go get em... i was sent by your evil MIL as well...

Mason's Mommy's Gettin' Hot! said...

Thanks so much everyone! I've got to catch up on all of your blogs as well so I can get to know you.