Post-Baby Weight Loss Journey – Week 1

I started Weight Watchers last Monday and today was my first proper weigh-in!

I lost 3lb!! Woohoo. Go me! I do realise though that the first week you tend to lose more than you usually will and will be happy in future weeks to only lose 1-2lb.

I have been counting all my Pro Points every day and initially decided to not use the 49 points extra that you’re allowed across the week – but we had a McDonalds on Saturday and WeightWatchers always say that you shouldn’t deny yourself anything, so I didn’t. I had a sweet chilli chicken wrap, large fries and a large diet coke. I think it’s the first time I’ve really enjoyed a McDonalds!

There have been occasions this week where I have felt ‘deprived’ – when I’ve been up through the night with Little Man or haven’t been able to put him down all evening – these are the times when in the past I would have eaten my way through the entire house or asked Hubby to pick me up something on his way home from work. Those times though I now realise I was eating to make me feel better, not because I was hungry. So did it make me feel better? No, just fatter.

I’ve also exercised, if you can call it that, this week. I went for a walk into town a few days ago – 0.7miles each way, and wandered around for an hour. All the while carrying LM in the sling. I honestly felt like I had run a marathon when I got home, I was knackered – I guess carrying around an extra 10lb+ of weight adds to the exertion of a simple shopping trip! I also went for a walk with my lovely Mother In Law yesterday morning to walk the dog, with LM in the sling. Going ‘for a walk’ isn’t something I do often but I will be doing it more in future!

These are my current statistics:

Pre-Pregnancy Weight: 10st 5.5lb

Starting WW Weight: 12st 3lb

Today’s Weight: 12st 0lb

Ultimate Goal: 10st 10lb

First Goal (5%): 11st 8lb

Pro Points Per Day: 26 + 14 Breastfeeding Points = 40 Pro Points

Post-Baby Weight Loss Journey - Week 1

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