Our second child, our daughter, was born on October 23, 2009. I have always been overweight but just couldn’t commit to losing the 50lbs needed until after the pregnancies were done. I couldn’t bear the thought of putting in all the work, only to gain back 30lbs while expecting. By the time she was 3 weeks old, I was itching to get started.

I’m on mat leave until October 2010 and I intend to reach my goal weight before I return to work. The plan is actually to reach goal by August, so I have 2 months of maintenance and figuring out new routines before I go back. I’m a creature of routine, and I need to know when I’m going to work out, what I’m going to do, what I’m going to eat, etc. Before I’m back at work 35 hrs a week and tempted by all the fast food outlets and goodies in the office kitchen, I’d better have been living this new way for a while!

I started Weight Watchers on December 18, 2009. So far I have lost 22lbs, and I’m feeling good about the lifestyle changes. There is no way in hell I would ever succeed at a program that imposed strict limitations that weren’t realistic for the long term. WW makes sense to me, I’ve done it before, and now I’m finally in a place to make it last.

22lbs down, 28 to go!