Friday, January 20, 2012

Beginning to change my habits

I know the key to losing weight is changing my lifestyle. I don't want to just be on a diet. I want to be a healthier person. I want to eat healthy and be active.
When I was preggo with Ellie I had gestational diabetes and had to eat a low carb diet. After I gave birth I was 10 pounds lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight. I have recently gained all that back plus more. My theory is thought, that with all the diabetes and pre-diabetes in my family that is something I should watch. So, i'm not going completely carb free but I am doing low carb. When I was pregnant I had amazing willpower because I knew it was best for the baby. I wish I could do that again. I slip up more often than I would like. No, not slip up. Make exceptions. Too many exceptions.
I've gone to the gym now four days in a row. I am so proud of myself. I really like the elliptical machine. The only problem is the first day, my weight stayed the same, the next day I gained a pound, and today I had gained .4 of a pound. Pretty discouraging.
I'm off of work right now so i'm still not as active as I usually am. I need to do more cleaning around the house and keeping myself moving. I'm also expecting my period soon which tends to bloat me up, and if i'm honest with myself I really haven't been eating as healthy as I should.
I'm not going to let the weight gain get me down. I'm going to use it as incentive to get better.


  1. Good luck in your journey!!

    My suggestion would be to only weigh yourself once a week. That way every little flux in weight wont get you down. But that is just something that I have found helps me.

  2. Also remember you are building muscle working out and it weighs more than fat..... I always see an increase before loss. I think you are off to a great start. I am currently trying to loose weight too so we can do it!

  3. Sharon, I love your new blog and find that I can relate to the things you are saying. I too am trying to lose some weight. I have been getting a little discouraged as I have not seen any real loss yet but I just remind myself that it takes awhile for your body to realize the change you are making. I wish you luck in your weight loss/healthy journey.

    Also, I really loved what you had to say about charting and all that while TTC. I think we may try this year as well so I love to hear about what other women are doing. Best wishes in 2012!

  4. When I try to loose weight the only way I know what I'm consuming is to actually write it down. Then I look at the day's intake and realize how much/what it actually was.

  5. Brittany- I know, that's what I used to do. I'm just so anxious for results. I will probably switch to once a week.
    April- Thanks April and good luck.
    Blythe- Good luck. If you need more info on the whole TTC think I can definitely help out. I didn't want to chart for the first one because I wanted it to be romantic and natural but it's right for me right now.
    Emily- I probably should write everything down. Maybe I will do that if things don't get moving faster.

  6. Good luck Sharon! I am excited for you to start working on a rainbow baby!