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My Effort To Lose The Baby Weight

As much as I would like to continue on in my frozen pizza and Chinese takeout fantasy, it is time to get real.

I am substantially overweight after the birth of my second (and final) baby in December, and it is time to make the lifetime decision to give up poor eating habits, and get healthy.

I have to admit, the thought of embarking on a diet right now scares me. I am nursing, so I know that I need to be very mindful of what I eat, and I know that I need to tackle this weight loss in a slow, patient manner.

I started Weight Watchers last week, because it has worked for me in the past. I don’t really love the idea of having to pay a monthly subscription in order to follow a diet, but, I really need some structure and accountability when I am dieting, and Weight Watchers’ online tools give me that.

I need to lose about 30 lbs., so the 3 lbs. that I lost this week seems so small. It is really hard not to become overwhelmed by the numbers and the seeming enormity of the goal, but I am trying to stay focused.

I want to look good, but more importantly, I want to feel good. I deserve to feel good.

How did you approach weight loss and fitness after having your baby?

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