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Monday, August 11, 2008

The Hardest Conquest....

Okay, so here comes my humility, I am back to being plain old me, I have taken off my cape and super-turbo jets.....

I am on a mission to lose weight. A huge amount of weight. I am determined to not count calories, fat grams, and definitely won't be counting carbs. I am NOT going to be paying anyone so that I can stand on a scale and sit through a meeting weekly (not because this is a bad thing, I just can't afford a) gas to get to said meeting b) the $44 dollars a month it would cost and c) a sitter to watch my darlings while I am away). I am going to make sure that I get adequate nutrition as I am feeding my baby and plan to for awhile. My honest to goodness problem is not that I eat huge portions, though I could make them a little smaller, it is that I simply snack all the time...I have eaten like a pregnant person for the last 8 1/2 years or so. I have a head start, I weigh less than what I did when Owen was conceived, but after sitting/laying/lounging about being a baby-growing-bum (as my nurses and husband like to refer to me) at the U.H. for 5 weeks I have NO muscle tone and am still wearing my maternity clothes....my legs tremble when I walk across the shallow end of the pool or if I stand for more than 10 minutes to make dinner. I literally need physical rehab and was warned, but I doubted....now I know my OB wasn't joking me...I pant when I walk up my drive way. I get light-headed if I try to speed walk 8 doors down to my girlfriends house to visit. I am not complaining just laying out my current condition. I would put myself in this condition willingly a million times over to have my healthy boy--I am extremely grateful. I am just saying that I have a ways to go to get my body healthy, so I am around to protect this precious boy from the wrath of all things pink and frilly a.k.a his sisters.
My plan is to lose 10 lbs a month for 1 year, that's 2 1/2 lbs. a week. Not too much, too quickly. I will be closer to my 'ideal size/weight' I am going to exercise, starting slowly. My biggest goal is to walk my kids to school at least 4 mornings a week, that's 2 miles round trip, plus I may try to pick them up doing the same--this will be very good for them as well. I will also be doing some strength training, I am thinking Pilate's at home for awhile until I have my stamina back up a bit (with a friend or two I hope).

Please pray for me, this will be one of the hardest things I've ever done. I think this will be up there with incision re-opening, being away from home for 5 weeks, have a baby in the NICU, missing my little girls events and carpools and not having my husband by my side.....We are all well and whole and I am going to be clinging to the grace that is hovering over me.
Again, PLEASE PRAY for me.

Peace for now...

4 comments:

Melinda said...

Hi, Dianna, I don't know you but I know I'm gonna love you! I also have 3 gals (oldest is 8!) and a little guy (14 months and a May baby too). And I'm also on a mission to be healthy without paying for meetings. Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself because I'm loving yours!

Brenda Hatfield said...

Hey Dianna, I will pray for your journey to be well and that God gives you the strenght of will power and body to accomplish your goals. I enjoyed walking and talking with you the other day.

God Bless,

Brenda

Tracie said...

Hi Dianna,
I found your blog from my buddy, Melinda. I am also on the same mission with you!!! I know what you mean about needing rehab after a baby and time in the NICU. Our first was born early after bed rest for quite sometime--from this post probably not as long as you but I was there also. I also have a new little guy--well, he'll be 1 on Monday!! Are you from Augusta? My dh and I are from Aiken.
I'm enjoying your blog.
Tracie

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Ok, I'm not recouping from birth, but, I too, am wanting to get serious about my weight loss. What if I put together a blog where only people that we invite could see? We could post what our goals are and what we've eaten for the day. Even do our own (free) weekly weigh in. What do you think? Any interest in being weight-loss buddies? I'm sure there would be others too that might like to be our buddies, too. What do you think? I know I need help.