it’s time

1 Oct

Yes. It is time to snap to it and do something about this lingering baby weight. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Jess, you JUST had a baby 5 minutes ago. You should cut yourself some slack and give yourself a break!”. And while I LOVE the way your brain works, you would be wrong. This is not the time to cut myself some slack. If I don’t jump in head first and get back on track I fear I am never going to.


I have rejoined Weight Watchers and I have begun an eating “plan” of sorts. If you’ve known me for any length of time, you should know that I had HUGE success with Weight Watchers a few years ago. I found myself in a similar situation with no baby to blame the weight gain on. I knew that I needed to loose some pounds before we actually did decide to start a family. And I am SO glad I did. I lost almost 50 pounds the first time around and became a Lifetime Member with Weight Watchers, making the program completely free for me today- especially since I am nursing! So I am doing the Nursing program with Weight Watchers and have about 30 pounds to loose. I’m starting on getting my eating and calorie intake under control so that when my doctor clears me to excersise (probably at my 6 week appointment) I can start doing P90X again.

Intense? Yes. But I refuse- REFUSE- to hang on to this baby weight. I understand that it’s important to maintain the health of the baby and pregnancy, but the baby is out now and the weight should be on it’s way as well.

Anyways. I’m blogging about this for some form of accountability. So expect updates. And if you see me, feel free to ask me how it’s going. I’ll make sure to blog updates on my successes and failures. I know every mom can relate to gaining/loosing/hanging onto weight. And it’s not an easy subject to talk about. But the way I figure it, if more of us are talking about it, maybe we’ll have less to be insecure about and more support in our lives to make the changes we need to.

So here’s to taking off the baby weight!

7 Responses to “it’s time”

  1. Jess October 1, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Way to go! Seriously, I think it is great that you already have a plan! I HATE when new moms just complain and complain about the weight they have gained without being willing to just do something about it. I hope that you reach your goal! 🙂

    • jesswilliams October 2, 2010 at 7:55 am #

      Thanks Jess! I hate that too!! It’s hard work, but I agree- instead of complaining about it, doing something about it is the way to go! 🙂

  2. stephanie October 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    I was thinking of joining!!! do you like it?

    • jesswilliams October 2, 2010 at 7:54 am #

      I really love it! It has given me so much freedom in an area of my life that I always feel in ‘bondage’ over, you know? I can’t ever get my eating together- until I joined Weight Watchers. It’s an amazing program. And if I want to eat a brownie, I can! I just have to account for it and sacrifice somewhere else. Which is the way life should be, right? You shouldn’t have to cut out your favorite foods completely. So it’s really helped me to be successful for sure. And weighing in every week is huge accountability for me. You should join!! It’s a great program!

  3. jodie October 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    jess i am so proud of you!! that takes a lot of discipline to start so soon. i keep telling myself i will at the 6 week mark, but really should be doing what your doing b/c im eating like crap. so i will be on WW with you in a few weeks. im excited but dreading it all at the same time. you are awesome!

    • jesswilliams October 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

      Thanks so much Jodie! We’ll totally do it together once you’re ready to start! A huge motivating factor is my sister’s wedding is in December. So I gotta fit into a pretty dress and stand in front of lots of people! 🙂 Thanks so much for the encouragement!


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