I lost 2 pounds this week!
So, I've lost 18 since this deployment started and I have 7 more to meet my 2nd weight-loss goal of 25 pounds. I feel really good about this week - I ate well, and tried to sneak-in workouts around taking care of my girls. I don't know how it is for you, but I find it difficult to schedule 20-30 minutes for myself to workout when I have the girls to take care of. So, I started working out randomly throughout the day. I'll do squats while I'm waiting for dinner to finish on the stove, push-ups during commercials on TV and ab/back exercises while I'm holding the baby on the floor. Oh, and I count an hour walk at the mall as exercise!
I saw my doctor yesterday for something non-weight related, but asked her what she felt my ideal weight would be. So, we looked at the BMI chart together and talked some about it and she told me what she thought my healthiest weight would be. Right now, I'm 4 pounds from that. She told me to keep nursing, and it'll just fall off. She's right, it's hard to give up nursing when you know 1) how healthy it is for your baby and 2) that you're burning approximately 500 calories a day doing it without much effort. So, yes, nursing is part of my weight-loss strategy. I'm not too proud to admit that.
Thanks so much for your encouragement in all of this. It helps to know how many of you are cheering me on and how many of you look forward to my weekly weight updates.