So I have joined the ranks of the countless people that are (DUN-DAH-DUH!) dieting. I've decided to give it (another) shot for a couple of reasons. First of all, I am overweight. Second of all I am unhappy with the way that makes me look and feel. Third, I am hoping that losing some weight might help me on my TTC journey.
You see, I've never been skinny. Even growing up I had that little pooch in my lower tummy. I didn't love that, but it wasn't so bad. I have a round face and I've just never been small boned. In high school, I wasn't big, I was figuring skating back then and was in decent shape. In college, I gained the freshman 15...well I was actually probably a sophomore. It was the year I met my hubby and we were happy and went out to eat a lot, plus it was the same year I started taking BC pills for the first time.
Then, of course, I had my son 2 years ago. Hello stretch marks and upper tummy. So now, here I am, wishing I could at least feel better about how I look. So I'm trying to eat better and I am trying to get some exercise. Of course, there isn't much time for these things, so I am doing the little things I can. I bought some good groceries. I took a walk, pushing Tyler in a stroller. In the last two days I have had four good, healthy meals, one so-so meal and one not so good meal. Breakfast has been easy. Lunch is fine unless I go out. I have a hard time resisting the fast food...I'm trying to order smaller portions and sometimes trading fries for a salad. Baby steps lol. Dinner is pretty good, as long as I make sure to get a veggie in there and watch the portions. Tonight I caved and at 2 hot dogs instead of 1. I've been snacking on good stuff two, yogurt with granola, fruit, raw veggies, 100 calorie packs, lots of water. I haven't had a soda this week, not even diet.
I'm hoping that by writing and posting this, I might be more likely to hold to it. And it's totally reminded me that I need to exercise tonight. Unfortunatly, that comes after the two year old is in bed, which isn't the best time of day to do it, but it'll have to do! I want to spend time with Tyler in the evening, and since we don't get home until almost 6 and he goes to bed at 8, it's the only time that works, unless I walk at lunch at work (which I will when I can, weather permitting) or get up earlier (not likely!).
So there we are, my quest to a healthier me! We'll see how it goes!