The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Losing It

So...Baby Ellie was born 5 weeks ago and I'm back in pre-pregnancy clothes (at least the pre-pregnancy clothes that were still fitting at the end of last summer) but I need to lose a few (6) pounds to be at my pre-pregnancy weight and to feel comfortable. Luckily, this weight came off with absolutely no effort, but I think the effortless weight loss has come to an end. To reach my real weight goal, I'd like to lose 15 pounds. I've lost weight before, so I know I can do it, but I'm definitely lacking will power more now that I'm a SAHM of two.
We are planning to get back into our routine of taking a family walk every evening. For some reason, that has been so hard while living in the apartment. Our new neighborhood is a great place for walking, so my mom and sister are planning to come over for walks in the evening. I'm even thinking that I may do a little jogging/running alone after the kids are in bed...maybe. It may be a little more realistic to say I'll be running from them!

If you have any weight loss/exercise advice, spill it!


Joy said...

Ooh, yes! I have some weight loss advice and since you asked, I freely give.

You must do more than walking. So the weights are a great idea! I really like 30 Day Shred (with Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser) because it does a combination of abs, weights and cardio. Saw it at Target in the exercise aisle.

I also used to chart my food and exercise (it tells me how many calories I burn and gives me my target calories/fat/carb intake). If you're short on time (and hands!) to do that you could just write down what you're eating to make sure you're getting enough and that it's the RIGHT stuff.

Finding some support is a must, too, whether in person or online.

You cannot do weights everyday as your muscles need a day to rest. So every other day on weights. Your abs are the ONLY muscle you can work every single day.

Abraham_Iam said...

Reduced portions of all the food groups, watch how much bread you eat, (starchy), drink plenty of water

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