WW – Week One

What a great weigh-in today. I am down 2.8 lbs!!! While that isn’t the greatest drop in weight I have ever had during my first week at WW, it is one that I will take. :o)

This weeks topic was Make Your Move. Our leader asked us what equipment we had sitting around the house and what it is currently being used for. I am a total As Seen On TV junkie, especially when it comes to exercise equipment. They just do such a darn good job getting me motivated! While sitting there listening to her, I counted about 8 exercise items I have purchased online. While I would love to give my pregnancy as an excuse for not using any of them recently, that would be a little bit of a lie.

Our phamplet gave us 9 ways to move more:

One ~ Do what you like
Once I get the go ahead from the doctor, I want to start taking P for a walk everyday. This will be a great opportunity to get him outside in the fresh air and get my exercise in! I also want to start doing Zumba during one of his naptimes. It won’t be the same as taking a class but I will be able to stick with it more at home.

Two ~ Pace yourself
I have to keep telling myself that I was pregnant for 9 months and I won’t get back to where I was (even though I wasn’t even happy there) overnight. I have set small goals for myself and will reach my ultimate goal someday in the future!

Three ~ Set goals
Since my life has changed a little whole lot, I have learned that I need to set small goals everyday and not get too upset if I can’t achieve them. My number one goal is to care for P. That not only means caring for his needs but mine as well. This includes eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, showering and exercising!

Four ~ Ditch the all or nothing attitude
I use to be an all or nothing person. If I didn’t have time for a full workout, I didn’t do anything… Now, I will utilize all the small opportunities to do something if I don’t (and even if I do) have time for the long walk or workout. 

Five ~ Don’t go it alone
I have P to keep me motivated!

Six ~ Bring in a pro
This doesn’t really fit into my life right now but I have a ton of friends who I can turn to for advice.

Seven ~ Make it easy to exercise
I have lots of opportunity to add 5-20 minutes of exercise throughout my day. It is never consistent but is always there and I just need to take those opportunities!

Eight ~ Do different things
I have a lot of variety if I play with those many exercise items I have purchased and are collecting dust around the house. 😉

Nine ~ Keep track
I love my eTools on my phone for this reason!

Here is to another great week and adding a little more activity and exercise into my life in the near future.

Mommy TLC

Even though I am only a little over 2 weeks PP, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer to start back up to WW. I miss the meetings and accountability so much. I decided to take a photo so I could document my journey this time.

Towards the end of my pregnancy I gained significant water weight. All together, I gained about 51 lbs (37 of it in the last trimester). As of today, I have lost about 30 lbs. Today I weighed in at 204.4 which was a happy/sad moment for me. Happy because it is already 30 lbs lighter and since I lost it in such a short time, I know it was water weight, something I had no control over. Sad because even as a result of pregnancy, it is still a number I never wanted to see and never want to see again.

I had a very easy pregnancy, no complications and P is very healthy so I know my weight did not harm us however, I want to be within healthy limits the next time I am pregnant since I will be running around after P and need to be in the best shape possible.

Weight Watchers has always been my favorite weight loss program for a few reasons.

First, it is pretty much the only program that I think works.
            Second, it doesn’t prohibit you from eating anything.
                              Third, there is a special program for nursing mothers.
                                            Forth, there is so much information that tools to help.
                                                          Fifth, the meetings are amazing and such a great support system.

 I decided to buy the Delux Member Kit since it had all of the materials I have used in the past. I got the Food and Dining Out Companions, a journal, point stickers for snacks at home and their beginner cookbook. I got the points calculator for the kitchen to help Rob out when he is cooking. Since P and I will be walking a TON, I thought the pedometer would be nice to track how far we go. I also got their magazine because I love all of the information they include and thought I could share things that I find.
The picture on the right shows the materials that all members receive their first visit. The pocket guide and Meet Points Plus booklet are great resourses and really has all of the information you need if you do not want to buy any additional materials. Each week you get a Weely newsletter that has information to coincides with the topic of the week. In addition, they have special supplemental information for diabetics, nursing moms and other special populations.
I am still trying to read through everything during naptimes but am already looking forward to next weeks meeting! 🙂