Or, perhaps re-commit.
I returned to Weight Watchers today after 7 months off - there's no pregnancy program, so I stopped going after the first trimester. Low & behold, there's a new program now, PointsPlus(r), which is good because it will help me retrain my brain and motivate to learn something new. What's cool about the new program is that it's all nutrient-based, which means not counting calories. Points are developed by counting protein, fat, carbs & fiber. So low energy density foods will have lower points values and nutrient-poor foods will have higher points values.
Of the 50 pounds (ouch!) I gained during pregnancy, 30 of it is off. That's good. So, 20 more to go to get to pre-pregnancy weight and then 50 after that to get to goal. Here's the plan:
- Plan meals. Since Tapole's arrival, meals have been hit or miss and sometimes not well-planned. Keeping my milk supply up means making sure I'm getting good nutrition, so planning is good. Perhaps we'll take a real adventure to the grocery store together this week!
- Exercise 4-5 times per week. Yearly target of 200 workouts. Milestones include Little Rock Marathon Relay on March 6 and OKC Memorial Half Marathon on May 1. (won't be my best time, but it'll be the third year in a row, so I need to do it.)
- Embrace the new program and find ways to include Power Foods in every meal & snack. So even when I want to be indulgent, include Power Foods (essentially low energy density foods - formerly known as Core Foods) in the rest of the meal/day.
- Attend a meeting a week. I know meetings motivate me. I have the best leader - Heather -at the Kelly & Danforth location in Edmond. She leads meetings on Thursday (5:30 p.m.) and Saturday (7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.).
So, there you have it. I owe it to myself to get back on track. And, I owe it to the Hub & Tadpole to be the best wife & mom I can be. I can achieve that by being healthy - physically, mentally and emotionally. For me, it's amazing what physical health can do to influence the other two.
Watch for more updates.
Related posts: Weight Watchers on CNotes (note, the last few entries from 2010, we were pregnant so I wasn't pushing weight loss)
This time last year on CNotes: Charity