I’ve been struggling with losing weight since having Lucy. Even though I haven’t been eating too badly, I haven’t been super motivated. Plus, I’ve been *so* tired, I just haven’t felt like exercising.
I’m hoping that’s about to change. Yesterday, I attended my first of 8 weight loss programs at work. It’s part of a wellness program that we all had the opportunity to participate in. For me, it was a no-brainer. It’s free, it’s during work hours and it’s time with a registered dietician. I’m hoping that this will work for me so I won’t have to rejoin Weight Watchers.
One thing I know I need to do is to start eating breakfast. I’m not a breakfast person. Even though I’m hungry in the mornings, I just don’t get around to it, especially with a 2-month-old to take care of. Today, I got up an hour or so earlier than normal and have had a leisurely morning while Lucy sleeps, including eating a pretty good breakfast.
Another thing I didn’t realize was that I should be eating something every few hours. The woman leading our class says that when our blood sugar stays level, our metabolism does as well. When you eat every few hours, your blood sugar spikes leading your metabolism to spike.
It’s going to be a long road. I have about 44 pounds to lose to get my BMI into the healthy range. According to the CDC, I’m obese. I never really thought I was that large, but I guess I am. My first goal is to be out of maternity clothes by the Atlanta Arthritis Foundation walk in May. I think I can do that.
I just wish I wasn’t so hungry all the time.