I think I need to change my mindset. I've been saying to myself that I'm going to try to lose this baby weight. I'm trying not to eat as much. I'm trying to work out. I've got to quit trying and just do it.

Focus, people. Focus.


Bad luck?

Yesterday while I was dusting, I knocked over the cake topper from our wedding and accidentally be-headed my loving husband. Do you think this means he will leave me via guillotine?


Weight watchers

Let's talk about weight watchers. When I first started losing weight (waaaay back in 2001), I did it on WW. I went to meetings, counted points and eventually started working out. I didn't always count points after I lost the first 40 or so pounds, but I could figure them out in my head pretty easily. I've kept my point slider, but somewhere along the way I lost my book that had the points listed in it. (I think my dad or sister had it at one point and who knows where it ended up)

Three weeks ago, I joined WW online. This is the new plan, PointsPlus. If you are not familiar with WW, my take on it is that they basically changed the way points are calculated and gave you a lot more points per day since a lot of the items are worth more points to eat.

I used to get 24 points per day. When I first joined a few weeks ago, I got 49. 49 per day!! After a week of trying it that way, I realized that's so MANY points. So, I told WW that I was no longer nursing the baby (even though I am) so that my daily allotment of points would go down. Now I have 38 per day and it's still way too much for me. I have lost 0 lbs on this program so far, and usually have extra points every day that I don't use. I don't tap into the "bonus points" at all. I don't add any activity points. The other day we got ice cream after dinner, and I still had 2 points left after my hot fudge sundae.

I'm not sure what the issue is - and maybe is a "it's not them, it's me" situation. I paid for 3 months up front, so I guess I'll continue since I already paid for it, but usually I'd lose weight at the beginning then taper off. Something has to help me get rid of these baby lbs.


PT update

I'm still going to PT and I'm still in pain daily. It's a different sort of pain - almost like it has moved up and in a bit. It now numbs my foot instead of giving me pain and my therapist thinks my pelvis is still tilted. We are going to work on that while I'm also being referred to a DO/orthopedic surgeon.

Four months postpartum and I'm still in pain. This kind of schedule is not looking good for the idea of child #2.

Speaking of that - why is okay to already start talking about that!?!?! I haven't even healed or mastered the idea of one child, much less another one!! Plus, I still have 20+ lbs to lose. I'm thinking it will be a few years before I even consider doing this again.


one year later

One year ago this weekend, we found out I was pregnant. I thought we would relive the year in pregnant photos.

pretty sure I got pregnant this weekend last year (cinco de mayo)

took this the same week I had the baby.

Mother's Day

Yesterday was my first Mother's Day. I have to admit that even though the hubs (and baby) got me flowers, a pedicure and brunch, the best gift was being able to sleep in! I did wake up to feed the babe at 5am like normal, but when he woke up again at 630, the hubs let me sleep in to 830, which was heaven.

My mom made us the cutest piece of art - footprints from the baby. I'll post a pic soon.