Can I join too? I found that the person I was supposed to working out with here in person just isn't that reliable so I could really use some support.
I had my LO in November 2009 and was diagnosed with PTSD afterwards. I am an emotional eater as well and eat when depressed, stressed, bored, scared...basically when I am not busy doing something else (although I am eating and typing at the same time!) I have recently been feeling a lot better so I am ready to get going with gusto. I have lost almost 6 lbs since the end of April and this week I finally made it out of the 200's. I'll see how I do next week when I weigh in. I have a tendency to lose a few, gain a few, lose a few (2 steps forward, 1 step back).
I am hoping to develop better eating habits - I went out yesterday and stocked my fridge with lots of veges. I found it hypocritical that I was feeding my LO squah, green beans, peas, carrotts etc and I was eating chocolate. From now on I am going to try and have us eat the same things (except for squash - I hate it, he loves it!)
I used to be a runner before I got pregnant, so I would really like to get back to doing that. I picked up a nice jogging stroller that also converts to a bike trailer. I have to try and read through the directions this week so I can figure out how to put the tires on. My goal is to take it out for a spin this week.
My long term goal is 135 lb, which I hope to achieve by my birthday next year (June). Right now I am 198.8 lb, I would like to be 195 lb for this year's birthday. I am hoping to lose about 5 lbs a month. Nice steady progress and not too crazy. I am also hoping to do a try-a-tri in August. I did it a couple of years ago and finished it in 1:12:48. This year I'd like to go for less than 1:10. I'm still not entirely sure that I am going to do it though, I'm still looking for a babysitter for the day.
FallingLeaves - sorry to hear that you DH is away. I have a friend who just returned from 9 months in Afganistan and that was stressful. I can't imagine how it must be for you. Thanks so much for starting this thread.
RollerCoasterMama - the coconut oil sounds so interesting. I think I am going to google and read some more. Cool on being a surrogate. I thought about doing it for a friend of mine years ago, but then she actually ended up pregnant! I think that it is an awesome thing you are doing.
Dmitrizmom - are you already a runner? I think 5K by the end of the summer is awesome. I'd like to get back to that too.
thriftyqueen - good for you for getting out and exercising. The eating good will come too. Sometimes it's hard to change too many things at once
I think that's it for me. I am hoping to make it to the Y today to go for a workout. If I don't go soon, I think I am going to have to cancel my membership. I keep hoping the money will motivate me to go. Truth is I am a scaredy cat about leaving my LO. I'm sure he will be fine, I just don't think I will be
Hope everyone is having a good day.