Long time, no update. Again. :-/
Tomorrow I start Medifast/Take Shape for Life. It's basically a meal replacement system, with the food delivered to your door. It was completely overwhelming and stressful for me at first, because it's pretty expensive. Really expensive, actually. I was afraid I wouldn't like the food, wouldn't stick to the plan and then would have wasted our hard earned, precious pennies.
But the food actually look really good! I can tailor it to fit my nursing mother needs, as well. Basically I'll eat 2 "Lean and Green" meals a day; lean protein and non-starchy vegetables, and then I'll also have 5 of the Medifast "meals". I put it in quotes because they are really snacks. Shakes, bars, cookies, pretzels, oatmeal, etc...
I'm hoping it works. I seem to have tipped over the edge; meaning I have gained weight and lost some of that peace I had experienced. I think it has to do with the fact that my fat clothes don't fit. :-O
I am so ready to shed these pounds. It's been almost 18 months (from pregnancy to now) and I am ready to be thin and healthy again. Not feel so heavy. Not be so uncomfortable all the time, rearranging my clothes as best I can to hide my rolls, my back fat, etc...
Nora is still going strong with the nursing; it's nothing short of a miracle. But I am ready to discipline myself and start actively working on losing weight and being healthy. I don't want to be fat and uncomfortable come summer time.
My sister works with someone who is on the same program, and she has lost 33 pounds in 3 months. I think I need to lose around 50 pounds; I haven't stepped on the scale in a while. Tomorrow I weigh in, take measurements and before pictures. I would LOVE to be done with this weight loss in the next 4-5 months. Even if I'm not back to pre-pregnancy weight, at least I'll be significantly smaller come June/July/August.
Anyway, that's what's up with me. Hope you all are doing well!