Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What is the 130lb mommy?

The 130lb mommy is the person that I used to be... the person that I want to be... the person that I know I can be... the person that I NEED to be.

So, why 130lbs? Well, not only am I obese and being this obese is terribly unhealthy, but I only have 1 kidney. I have been told that the number one thing that I need to do in order to maintain my kidney health is to lose weight. I want to be around to see my boys get married and have children of their own and I cant do that if I destroy my kidney. I am attempting the ever elusive "lifestyle change" that is necessary to truly be successful.

I am currently at 202lbs. I have a 20 month old son and I gave birth to another son 4 weeks ago today. I cant blame my size on my boys though. I dieted down to 170 (from 190) before having my first son (J) and Im only 5lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight before having my second son (B).

Before getting pregnant with J, I was somewhat active. I enjoyed doing things outdoors and played in a soccer league on Friday nights. Unfortunately, I have been unable to continue soccer since having kids. Maybe in a year or so, but my husband's work schedule makes it terribly difficult. You see, he doesn't get home from work until about 8pm on any given weekday. That means that I have to do dinner, bath and bedtime every night. Mind you, I don't mind doing these things and really enjoy the time alone with my boys. The difficulty with this is that I don't have time to myself and it is too late to be working out once my husband gets home from work. This has left me with quite a dilemma when it comes to exercise.

So, this blog is going to be about my journey from 202 to 130. At 5'1, 130 is on the high end of my weight expectations, but I know how I look at 130 and I look pretty damn good. How do I plan on getting there though? What exactly is my "plan"? Well, Im not 100% sure at this point. I will be attempting to follow the Weight Watchers plan and counting my daily points. This is probably going to be the bulk of my plan until I return to work on 1/24/11. If I am able to find the time, I want to start the C25K (couch to 5k) program, with my goal being to actually register for and run a 5k. Once I go back to work, the plan is to stay after school with one of the PE teachers a couple of days a week and let him be my personal trainer.

There it is ladies and gentleman, a little bit about me and my goals. I plan on posting weight and measurements every Monday, and I have to admit Im quite terrified. Wish me luck!