Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On my way (Tricia)

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Well, following my little weight loss on Friday, I stuck to my diet pretty seriously over the weekend. I made some s'mores cupcakes for a co-worker last night and again resisted the urge to bury my face in the bowl of chocolate batter. I also went to the gym last night and worked on my stamina for the 5 K coming up on Thursday evening.
Today, I had my routine apt. and left work early. I was happy to find out that I was down 3lbs since Friday, but I am not getting my hopes up because it wasn't MY scale. Also, my blood pressure is a lot lower than it was, not that I had a big problem to begin with when I started, but I wanted to make sure it got back down to where it belonged and it was. I was also given the go-ahead to start trying for a little one.
And, now for the personal stuff. I have wanted to have a baby for some time now, but I was always concerned about my weight. Even though my doctor said it was fine for me to have a baby when I was 40+ lbs heavier, I really didn't want to put my body or a baby through the possible complications from being that overweight. I didn't want to be a mom that couldn't get down on the floor to play with her baby because I was concerned about how I was going to get up. I didn't want to be a mom that was too lazy to run around with her kids. I didn't want to be a mom that got teased because his/her mom was fat. I still don't want those things. So now that I am on my way to a better me, my husband and I decided it was time to start this process, which I know will be a long one. Today's appointment was really monumental for me.
And, back to the not-so-personal stuff. After my appointment, I went back to work to use the gym. I was waiting for my friends to get out of work to grab a nice dinner together. I surprised myself and kept on pushing until I had been on the elliptical for over an hour and had gone a little over 3.5 miles. Another huge step for me. I had a great dinner with the girls and I am now settled in for an evening with the hubby. T-minus two days until the 5K. It might take me awhile, but I will finish this walk. They may have to carry me back to the car, but I will cross that finish line. I have faith in myself and my friends to keep me going.

Today's reason for my weight loss- to have a healthy and beautiful baby. *tear*


Anonymous said...

Congrats on pushing and doing the elliptical for over an hour. That is great! I have to really push myself to do a half hour because after about 20 mintues my thighs are screaming! Great job!

Juliana said...

great way to puch yourself, and good luck with the 5k.

Jennifer said...

And WHY didnt I get a phone call last night????? I am glad your appt went well. I am so happy for you. Keep trucking on. I have no doubt you can do the 5K. You walked 2 miles with me and the girls that day and that was a whole lot of pounds ago! The elipitical is tough and if you can do 3 miles on that you will be fine. Have faith in yourself. No one is asking you to sprint. Take your time, pace yourself and you will finish with a big ole smile on your face.

Lesia said...

Look at all the fun you are going to have in making a baby and then being a mom. Congrats and good luck with the walk. If Mike and Ashley from Biggest Loser can do a 26 mile I have faith that you can too.

Laura said...

Great job avoiding the batter! I stuck to the plan this weekend as well and had a loss of 4.4 pounds! What a surprise!

My husband and I have been trying for a baby for 22 months now, with no luck, but we have hopes that with more weight loss, it'll happen. I wish you luck in trying. Such an amazing gift, a baby!