Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Losing The Baby Weight Part 6

I am not going to lie, I have been procrastinating writing this post. If you haven't been keeping up, I have been writing these blogs about losing the 50 pounds of baby weight I gained during pregnancy. (To read the previous posts see 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) My goal to lose all the weight was my birthday, which was last week, but I successfully failed. It's depressing, to say the least. I have remained at 130 pounds now for over a month and the scale has not moved. That means I still have 10 more pound to go till my pre-baby weight size.

Now, I know many of you out there are probably sick of hearing me complain that I am 130 pounds. There are some women out there that would punch me in the face for saying I wanted to get below 130, but I think 120 pounds is a great weight and well within my healthy weight range. I am 5'4" and have a small frame and my healthy weight range is 120 to 132 pounds. Most importantly, I was 120 pounds before the baby and I really don't want to let myself justify continual weight gain because of my little man.

Well, back to the subject at hand...this stubborn 10 pounds. I guess I shouldn't say it is depressing that I haven't lost the 10 pounds, but it's a little heartbreaking. The big question we should ask is why haven't I lost that last 10 pounds in a month?
Well, I have a few theories on that and here they are:
1. Nursing- I am still nursing my now 6 month old. I am sure that since my body is still producing milk and that I am a little larger on top then I was prior to the baby this add some pounds to the weight component. I am guessing 2-3 pounds at the most.

2. Laziness- I have had a lot of things going on in the last month that have prevented me from working out like I usually do. I have been super busy, so busy in fact that this is my first blog for the month of April. I will unveil the reason for this craziness in the coming months, but for now I will simply say... it's stressful; especially since I have an infant in the midst of this.

3. Laziness x2- Yep, saying it again. I have been super lazy. MyFitnessPal has sure been missing me and lately I have been eating like I was pregnant. For example this week I ate- Pizza, Jimmy Johns (twice), 1/3 of a sheet cake from Coldstone (my birthday cake), 1/2 of a 9"x13" pan of Taco Dip, Chinese buffet and that's just what I can remember without making myself feel even more guilty.

I guess the moral of my baby weight loss dilemma and really any weight loss is that losing the weight really takes some good old fashioned hard work. I need to focus again on eating healthy and working out regularly. I am too stubborn to let myself keep this 10 pounds, so hopefully by the next post I will have lost a few a more. Wish me luck!

PS- My husband just walked in and said we need to go to the gym and have a marathon workout...guess that means 2 hours of working out to combat the recent laziness!


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