Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Update...And I've Lost Four Pounds So Far...

Hi Y'all!

I feel like I should post a picture of the baby or something. ha! I think I'll do that tomorrow. He'll be two weeks old.

I figured I should make a post now...while I'm still wide awake because I can't guarantee how I'll be feeling tonight. Last night, I laid down at eight at night and didn't awake until sometime after midnight.

This child of ours is exhausting me. He is constantly eating, which is great! But...I'm beginning to feel like...slightly suffocated. But sleep helps. Actually, from my experience, the first year with a newborn is usually the most challenging because they are so dependent on you. And, it's also a time when you are adjusting to caring for another person while trying to balance that care with your other responsibilities.

I think, all things considered, it's going well. I'm back to homeschooling, getting that done and developing more ideas to make things go even smoother.

Also, newborns present a special challenge for moms who want to work out at the me.

Yes, you all knew I would be wanting to hit the gym ASAP. But, it can be challenging, because I first have to pump breast milk before I go, and then hope that he doesn't cry too bad while I'm gone. Because often babies don't like breast milk in a bottle. Usually by the time I get to the gym, I'm feeling a little out of breath from all the histrionics I go through just to get there. But, what's amazing about being gone from baby, even for just an hour, is that I'm in a great mood when I come back and I feel even more love for him than before I left.

So, I may try to work out tonight, or tomorrow night. I want to fit in at least two arm work-outs this week. The leg work-out may have to wait until next week.

As for my diet...remember I said I'd start on Monday?

I've already lost four pounds. But, usually I will lose about five pounds in the first week and then I will lose nothing for about ten days. But by the end of ten weeks, the average will be about two pounds a week. Also, I may still be losing water weight from just having a baby. And, I am breastfeeding, which they say burns between 200 to 500 calories a day. It depend on how much breast milk the baby drinks. They say you burn about 20 calories per ounce that the baby eats.

Either way, losing that first five pounds is an encouragement to me to keep eating healthy.

I really appreciate you all visiting me and checking on me despite me not being able to check up on you. I hope to remedy that soon.

So, let's see...where does ten weeks take me...Monday, January 17...which is two days before my husband's birthday...and three days before my dad's birthday.

Can I do it again?

Can I lose twenty pounds in ten weeks again?

When I did it before, I was able to run from the beginning, but I can't run right now because my body isn't completely healed.

But I'm going to do my best!

Hope you all have a great day!

Sunshine Mama


  1. Can you do it?! Can YOU do it! Of course you can. You have impressed us over and over with your dedication and will. Just don't push yourself too hard, too fast. I was glad to hear that you were letting your body heal more. Just keep pumping that iron and bulking up those guns of yours and you will be running in no time. I have all the faith that you will be back where you started in no time... or should I say 10 weeks?

  2. Ok Sunshine Mama....or do I actually mean my World Class Athlete and Champion Mother ...Hello. I am unbelievably proud of you. Did you tell your blogger (sureal friends)about your other accomplishment yet? How about some more pictures of me next to my MODEL citizen.:) Hint Hint ...just a little something you threw into your life in between the homeschooling,teaching,nuturing,cooking(wholesome and healthy foods) cleaning, reading, writing,running, working out,being an excellent Mother, Wife, friend and being your ever so lovely self.
    I am super proud of you and forever greatful to be next to my Daily Sunshine..... Yours very truly Daddy Rainmaker.

  3. Ok! Melt our heart comment right there!!!

  4. Okay, I've decided I want to be you when I grow up!!! You are so upbeat, positive and seemingly full of energy all the time....I just can't figure out how you do all that you do!! You are truly an inspiration!! And, you and daddy rainmaker make a truly amazing pair!! To sum it up in a word....WOW!!! Good for you two and what blessed children to have ya'll (I'm from the South! Ha!) for parents!!

  5. Of course you can. You are Sunshine Mama.

    I LOVE that your hubby is so proud of you and hot for you. Tell him enough kids already! You've got a competition to get ready for! LOL ;) Joking Daddy Rainmaker!

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