I don't like making New Year's resolutions because by about the 2nd week in January I forget the goal. I do better just setting normal goals. I keep setting one specific goal and it never seems to work out the way I plan.
A little background. While I was serving my mission in Russia I lost 50 pounds and got down to 170. I loved being at 170. I could maintain it and I felt very good about myself. Then I got married and between college and homework and being newly married I gained a little weight and then I got pregnant with our oldest daughter Sarah. I gained a lot of weight while pregnant with her. I had gotten to my highest weight and wasn't happy about it. After I had Sarah I tried the program "Slim in 6" and liked it other than the fact that I struggle with indoor workouts when they are always the same. I get bored and eventually find myself doing nothing.
Then I got back into jogging (my last companion got me addicted). I started jogging farther and farther and started losing the weight. I eventually lost about 80 pounds in a year and got back down to 170 and was very happy. I kept it off pretty well until I got pregnant with our second daughter. My goal at this point was to eat better and exercise (things I didn't do while pregnant the first time). I did better but living in a hotel for 2 months really didn't help.
So here I am 7 1/2 weeks after the birth of my daughter Yana. I have about 30 pounds to lose. I have been stuck here. I am trying nurse my daughter even though I do not produce enough and exercise to lose weight. I had started running and then we got hit with a huge snow storm here in Oklahoma and I couldn't run outside for fear I would get lost in the snow or slip and hurt myself. So I have been trying to do the Biggest loser workout on my Wii and a kettle bell routine.
The thing I have learned in my weight loss journeys is that if I keep it to myself than when I don't succeed there is no one to disappoint besides myself. So this is where you all come in. I used to be able to lose about 8 to 10 pounds in a month and that was my goal originally. I think that right now I should aim for half that until I figure things out.
My first goal will end March 11. My sister in law is getting married on the 12th and I was hoping to be in my size 14 pants by then. I can wear them now they are just really snug. I want to lose 6 pounds by the 11th. That means about 1 1/2 pounds each week. I'll keep you posted every Monday how the last week went. This way I will feel that I have to be accountable for what I eat over the next 4 weeks.