The twins are almost three weeks old already. Three weeks! Can you believe how quickly that has gone? This means that it’s time for me to be thinking seriously about getting back into trying to lose the couple of excess pounds I’ve gained. Once I’ve lost the couple (can you believe I just typed “losed”?) of excess pounds, I’ll then need to focus on losing their friends and family who have joined them in abundance on my hips, thighs, face. In fact they are squatting on every part of my otherwise lithe and lean body.
First thing will be first. Weighing myself. Then I’ll need to shop accordingly. No more ice cream splurges for me.
Exercise is out of the question for a while longer, thanks to the surgery but there is no excuse that I can drag out any longer that is preventing me from getting back on the diet wagon.
Then I need to sign back up with Weight Watchers Online and re-familiarise myself with everything.
Finally, I need a catchy title for the weekly update posts. The jury is out on that at the moment. I’ll need a brainstorming session. Then I’ll probably just settle for anything.
Right, I’ve just returned from weighing myself and the starting weight is…
12st 8lbs (that’s 176lbs).
It’s not actually that bad to be starting off with when I compare it to my starting weight last year after the birth of Joseph when I weighed in at 13st 1lb so I’m half a stone lighter already than I was then. Not bad!
My goal once again is 8st 11lbs.
By week 17 and 18 of my last “Skinny Me” quest I had lost a total of 1st 5lbs (19lbs) and got down to 11st 10lbs (164lbs) although unbeknown to you at this point I was already pregnant again (and unbeknown to me, it was twins) which explained the weight increase of the couple of weeks previously. I might use that as a benchmark for a mini goal.
So who is with me? Anyone? Anyone want to join me? It’ll be fun! We can update here weekly, we can motivate each other, we can celebrate all the way to the Land of the Skinny People! Have I convinced anybody yet? Umm oka-ay… I’ll just wait…. here. Let me know when you’re ready.
Here are my stats to kick things off:
Starting Weight: 12st 8lbs (176lbs)
Mini Goal: To lose 19lbs by week 18
Goal weight: 8st 11lbs (123lbs)
Total to lose: 53lbs
Can I lose it?
Yes, I can!