Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesdays: Week 1.

It's déjà vu all over again. Less than three months to go until my maternity leave is over and I am *not quite* back to my pre-pregnancy weight. And by not quite, I mean I am about ten pounds heavier than the day I found out I was preggo. But ideally, I would like to lose closer to 25 pounds.

The last time I lost weight, I had the help of a nutritionist and personal trainer. I was writing for a fairly large web portal, and all eyes were on me. Talk about motivating! This time, I'm on my own. Add to that another baby and trekking all over the Golden Horseshoe to take Max to therapy, there isn't much time left in the day for me to focus on me. Deep down, I know there are always excuses for not losing weight, eating healthy, and making oneself a priority. I have a very long list of reasons as to why this isn't an ideal time to start a health kick. But at the end of the day, I'm tired of carrying around these extra pounds and it's time to get moving.

Starting next week, I will report in each Wednesday on how much weight I have lost, what I've done to make it happen, what I've done to muck it up, and I will also include a picture of myself as evidence of my success (look at me being all optimistic!). I'm back to to work on May 1st, so the countdown is on. Heave ho, let's go.

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  1. I am sure you will make your weight loss goal Kat, you seem to be quite succesfull once you put your mind to something. I will be watching you closely for inpiration as I am at least 10 lbs above prepregnancy weight right now. I am about where I was when I got pregnant with Daniel, but I had lost weight after that. I also have this herniated abdominal wall which makes me feel even worse. I am sickened with myself.

    I wish you the best ! God knows, you have so much going on as it is.

  2. Herniated abdominal wall? What is that? I have a charming pooch that won't go away...

  3. Congrats on the decision to get healthy!!

    And I have been meaning to blog, I just haven't had a minute or a brain cell to write anything remotely intelligent or interesting. I'm off on Friday though so I promise I'll get my act together!!

  4. I'm with you Kat only I don't have a pregnancy experience! Mine has been beers and oreos and a happy romance. I am thinking that happiness and fitness are anti-thetical!
    Anyway ... maybe I will join your motivation. I have 20lbs I have to lose for the summer so I can actualyly fit back into my clothes! Will keep you posted!

  5. I think that love makes us fat. Not that you are fat, you know what I mean. I gained a bunch of weight when Scott and I first moved in together.

    20lbs is not a lot. You can totally do that by summer. 5 lbs a month...completely doable!

  6. Katrina - just want you to know that I voted for you as well as a lot of my friends. Good Luck!

  7. Thanks Sharon! That is wonderful - I really appreciate your support.

  8. Anonymous9:35 a.m.

    Hey, your avatar looks quite like you :)

    I think you look fabulous.

    And I agree that you can do what you put your mind too, you are a very successful person :)