Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Time to Start the Loss

Wow! What an eventful time I have been having!  Baby number 2 is here and is almost 2 months old, growing well and developing into a happy and healthy baby boy.

I've been enjoying time off work, and I must say that yes it's enjoyable to be at home looking after a newborn, my 4 year old boy and husband, I admit that I miss getting up and going to work each day.  All going well I should be returning to work at the start of next year.

But getting down to business, my weight.  I have decided to document my weight loss following baby#2.

Before I got pregnant, I was well aware that I had put on weight, but I didn't really have any motivation to do anything to lose the weight.  During the pregnancy I really packed on weight, I ran the risk of not being able to deliver my baby in the local hospital because of my weight.  I didn't get a final weight when I was pregnant, during my last weigh in I had weighed around 113kgs (me plus baby), which made me feel somewhat sad and disappointed about myself, but also really annoyed at myself for allowing this to happen.

Since baby#2 was born, I've been trying to be careful about what I eat, as I couldn't really do too much physical activity until I was given the all clear at 6 weeks.  So needless to say, for the last 7 or so weeks, I've been feeling fat, gross, ugly and disgusting (just a few adjectives).  And even though people say that I shouldn't be worrying about these things and that I don't look all that bad, I've been avoiding full length mirrors, reflections and photos, and I really hate going out in public because to me I look awful.

I know that this all might sound like I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself and making myself feel even worse by having these thoughts and feelings, but I have always been semi concerned about the way I look and now it is just amplified.

Anyway, trolling through my Facebook newsfeed one day, I came across a link to this product called 'Skinny Tea Time'.  Yes you all might say that this is yet another one of those stupid weight loss fads, I even think that.  But I figured, why not just try it.  I need to do something more than what I'm doing, and anything has to help.

Today is the first day that I have decided to try the tea.  The first lot that I had early this morning wasn't too bad, and I'm feeling pretty good having had it.  I have to have some different tea before lunch, so it will be interesting to see what it tastes like and makes me feel.  I have to drink at least 3 litres of water a day on top of the tea, which wouldn't be so bad except that it makes you pee lots (not an understatement!)!!

I have also purchased a 28 day weight loss plan that includes meal plans and recipes that I am going to start in the next couple of weeks.  I'm hoping that it will help with my food intake and improve what I'm eating.

I'm also planning on becoming best friends with my treadmill downstairs, that will be a little harder to do as I really need to force myself to do that!

Will keep you all posted over the next couple of weeks!

Skinny Tea Time

Before Photos (looking forward to changing this!)