Before my daughter was born, I was 130 pounds. I dropped down to 120 while pregnant due to morning sickness, then up to 140 and went down to about 125 the day after she was born. I was all baby! Unfortunately, I now weigh somewhere between 145 and 150 pounds. I gained at least 20 pounds within two months after going on birth control. While I do believe at least some of the weight gain is due to the hormones, I know a good portion of it is due to lack of exercise, stress, and a love for peanut butter cookies.
I am no longer at a healthy weight for my height. I am between 5'4 and 5'5 and have a medium frame. To be healthy, I need to be under 140 pounds. To be happy, I think I need to be 130 pounds or under. It hit me the other day that I need to do everything I can to be healthy for myself and my daughter. If you know anything about me, you know that I watch out for myself and Midge as much as possible by eliminating as many harmful chemicals and substances from our lives as possible. That isn't enough anymore. I also need to start eating right and exercising. I need to set a good example for my child.
Starting next week, I am going to weigh myself every Monday and post it here for everyone to see. I am not doing this to shame myself or anyone else. I'm doing this to motivate myself and others to get up, get active, and get healthy! Let's all do this together. Even if you do not need to lose any weight, we can all benefit from living a healthier lifestyle. Are you with me?