Monday, March 15, 2010

lady In Waiting

Hi everyone,

Well I'm down to the last few days-weeks to go and I can't wait to have my baby. Can't wait to hold him and kiss him and smell him and see his face. I also can't wait to start the process of getting my body back.

Last time I gave birth I left the hospital with my beautiful new daughter and 18 pounds lighter. Yep that's a plus. You can lose up to 20 pounds in just a few minutes. At least it sort of makes up for the jelly belly that needs work after giving birth.

So here is the plan for the first 30 to 40 days after birth. (I will check in with my body and see when is a good time to push into a 5 day a week work out.)

No sweets. I don't care if it was my bday party. NO sweets.
No meat. Its hard on my digestive system. Lots of ways to get protein in other then animal flesh.
No eating after 8:30 pm. That will switch after the first month. But I don't think I will be getting much sleep at first. And dinner time will be all over the map.
Lots of water veg and fruit.
Limit my breads and pasta.

And the whole time I will bless the Lord and pull on his strength to do this. xoxoxox.
I will be open and honest and transparent with my process.
Its so freeing. You will know my ups and my downs as I take it one pound at a time.

Now I just wait. Baby come on down.

Thanks for you support.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Well this is my first post. And Yes I'm losing it!!!!!! And I'm glad to get started and to share with all of you my journey.

This decision to start a blog about lossing weight and going public with it is inspired by a lady that I followed all last year. She said that the accountable to her readers really helped to push her and keep her on track.

I will be sharing my goals with you, the good times the bad the ups and the downs, the challenges and milestone that I come across.

As of today I am a week away from my 9th month of pregnancy so lossing weight will have to start after the baby is born in a few weeks. I just wanted to get started with my blog so I am ready to go.

Once the baby is born I want to lose 70lbs or so. My goal weight is 130 lbs. Goal date Dec 31 2010.

Once the baby is born I will give you my final weight and adjust my weight goal if need be. I will be weighing in once a week to let you know how I'm doing on a weekly basis. I will also have goals for myself and rewards along the way. Not sure what they are yet. I'm thinking spa days are good.

I will slowly ease into working out for the first month and eat lots of veg and fruit. No sweets and also no meat. I'm not into meat right now. Don't worry there are tons of ways to get protein in my diet.

Once the first week of May rolls around I will start my workout program. Charelene Extreme. 5 days a week.

Thanks everyone for coming on this journey with me and for your support. I encourage anyone who also wants to lose weight to jump on board with me and let's do it together.

Take Care
Melissa Alfred