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I’m back!

and I have him ~

so I’m back to needing to lose that baby weight!

Being pregnant with him was very different because I didn’t gain much weight and now, five weeks later, I’m about 20 pounds lighter then before I was pregnant. Kind of amazing I think!

I am doing a couple of things to jumpstart the weight loss – I started South Beach a week ago and also started back on the Wii Fit at the same time. Since then I’ve lost two pounds – of course weight fluctuates daily – and I feel good. I don’t miss bread the way I thought I would, though I’ve had bread here at there – a half a piece with hamd and bean soup, a bite of a biscuit with a stea we had – because I am nursing so need to maintain enough calories for that. I feel full each day though so I am sure I’ve just replaced the junk calories with good calories.

I’m also joining in on the Plus Size Bloggers! They are running a contest from March to May, so head on over and check it out!

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After doing the weekly menu the other day I realize I am just not happy with how I feel. I feel fat. I feel like my clothes are tight and uncomfortable. I know I can do things different but I feel like I did so great when I was on South Beach last spring – so I am going back to South Beach. The combination of that and working out will make me feel better so I will commit to South Beach.

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I’m excited! I am looking forward to starting this back up. I did lose weight doing the Body for Life program, but fell off that so quickly and easily. I’m sure it would be easy to get back to. But I had such success with South Beach that I know I can again. I am making a new menu for myself tomorrow – I’m not throwing away any food, that is such a waste! I’ll make the same menu for Chris and the kids and the new south beach stuff for me. Once we go through the food we have and I do grocery shopping again, we’ll all go on the same menu.

Here is to two weeks of no bread, no cakes, no desserts, no packaged food, no cereal, no pasta, no rice. And honestly, I’m completely okay with that. If you knew me for years and years you would realize I don’t do diets, I don’t do food plans – mostly because being chubby was okay with me in the sense that I still had friends, still dated, still did whatever, being chubby didn’t stop me from anything like I know others have experienced. Plus last spring when I did this plan, I had a ton of energy. I felt like I was sleeping a little less (not a lot, like 7 hours down from 8 or so) and just over all felt great.

Are you following a food plan or watching what you are eating? It’s the new year so I know a lot of people have started that whole lose weight/get healthy thing that will quit around March or so, but if you have started something I encourage you to keep it up! Do whatever you can cause once you see progress it will keep you motivated.

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