Here we are. Day One of weight loss attempts and McFatty Monday. I have 10 more pounds to go before per-pregnancy weight, then another 40 after that to get to my ideal weight.
It’s not a lofty goal. I’ve been that weight before (50 lbs lighter than now). In fact, I was there just two years ago! I did it with the help of eDiets, which was a great weight loss guide.
This time, we don’t really have the budget for a paid program, so I’m doing it on my own. I know how to eat healthy and I have TONS of weight watchers and eDiets recipes that I know even Timmy will eat. It’s just a matter of buying the ingredients for these recipes, which, again, isn’t quite in the budget.
It’s hard to eat healthy when you can’t afford fresh produce on a weekly basis. It’s so much cheaper (and easier) to just buy a frozen pizza.
But damnit, I’m doing it. I’m going to be a hot mom if it kills me! Well, not really, but you get my drift.
So for now, portion control is the name of the game. That, and no more pop and chips for breakfast and lunch. So not healthy.
For working out, since I can’t afford either a gym membership or workout machines, power walking will suffice. I’ll take Aric to the Mall of America (or maybe other malls when I get bored of that one, but since I live 10 blocks away from it, it’s the easiest choice) every other day and walk at least two floors. And I have to actually walk each floor … not shop. Again, this will be easy since I don’t have the money to shop! One the weather warms up above, well, in June, we can walk outside. But for now, we will tour the malls of the greater Twin Cities!
Wish me luck, and say goodbye to my fat (hopefully!)!
EDITED: I just spent the rest of my Visa gift card on the 30-day Shred DVD and some hand weights to go along with it. Oh, and a new scale to replace the one Timmy broke. I guess it’s time for Jillian Michaels to kick my ass!