Monday, June 23, 2008

Time to Get Off My Ass and Get Movin'.

I stepped on the scale this morning and boy did I ever not like what I saw. In theory, breastfeeding is supposed to help you lose weight. The only problem is that it also increases your appetite ten-fold, so you have to be careful about what you eat. I have somehow managed to gain two pounds over the last two weeks. Argh!! I am clearly not eating the right things (I refuse to believe I am eating too much). Cameron will be eight weeks old on Wednesday, so it is officially time to get movin'!

If you have been a long time reader (by the way, thanks for sticking with me through my hiatus), you may recall that I participated in a weight loss challenge before I went back to work after having Max. What's funny is that I still have people finding my blog from searching on "How to Lose 10 Pounds". Well, I don't have the support of a personal trainer and nutritionist this time, but I figure their sage advice worked well last time, so I'm going to give it a go on my own. To stay motivated I'll write about it here. Heck, I may even 'fess up and tell you how much I weigh (but not yet - I'm not ready to be that honest). Today I'm going to go back and reread my articles to give myself a bit of a kick start. And I think I'll take Cameron for a long walk, maybe to Crappy Tire to pick up that spray to zap wasp nests (we have one growing on our back fence). Then I can blog about Scott zapping said wasp nest for our entertainment.

I think I'm going to wrangle my friend Christine into this challenge. Not that she needs to lose any weight, (she is breakup thin in my opinion). Having a friend to stay motivated should help get me through the tough times. Wish me luck!


  1. Not to take away from the text of this post or anything, but HOLY CRAP is that baby ever cute.


  2. Just a cheap ploy to get people to comment actually... ;-P

  3. Anonymous7:57 p.m.

    OMG your daughter is adorable! ADORABLE!

    And I loved reading about your weightloss adventures last time around - so glad that you'll be blogging about it again. I mean, what gal DOESN'T struggle with her weight?

    Go you!


  4. I'm looking forward to hearing about your experience this time. Breastfeeding has not caused me to lose any weight at all. Mind you, I eat crap every day. I'm just so HUNGRY! I can't seem to get enough excercise to work of the calories I consume -- just can't bring myself to leave the baby with the child-minders at the gym - my membership is getting mouldy!

  5. Anonymous10:41 p.m.


    You should check out Tracey Moore's blog on CP24. She's talked about this very topic on her blog today.