At nine months postpartum (last week), I finally saw 155 on the scale. Actually, I saw exactly 155 on the scale, which I thought was pretty cool.
It took me almost three weeks longer than I had hoped to get there, but it bears mentioning that 10 days of that three weeks I was in St. Louis–during which time I gained no weight despite not walking as much and not being able to exercise–so all in all, I’m pretty happy.
I continue to not watch my intake as closely as I’d like, but I am making myself stick to three reasonable meals a day with no snacking in between, so it could be worse.
I’m working out three times a week, doing 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred (which is not almost a 30 minute workout, despite what the DVD cover says). I’m on level 2 now, and it’s finally starting to feel manageable without breaks (those workouts are no joke!). I’m walking to pick up Osita at least three times a week–my daily steps are usually between 10,000 and 13,000.
I go back to work in three weeks, and during one week of that Osita will be home (so no working out, or greatly reduced working out). I’d love to lose another three pounds in those three weeks but honestly, at this point, I’m pretty happy where I am. Of course I’d be thrilled to get back down to 145 or (god forbid) 140 like I was before Osita, but I have some clothes to wear now and I my body no longer feels cumbersome and unfamiliar. In fact, for the first time in a long time, I feel strong, and I like that.
I guess the plan moving forward is to just keep working out when I can (and I’ll have to figure out what is doable once I’m back at work again, I highly doubt what I’m doing now will be sustainable when I’m working full time) and keep watching what I eat. I doubt I’ll be on the scale much now that I hit my big goal of 155. I guess I’d like to be down to 145 before the holidays in a few months, so that gives me plenty of time to lose 10 pounds. I hope I eventually get there.
How are you feeling about your body these days?