Monday, September 21, 2009
Birthday present to myself
I'm the big 29!!! Well, it's not really the big one, so to speak, but it's a big one for me. It's the last time I will celebrate a birthday being pregnant and it's the last birthday in my 20's. I'm seriously so ready to be done with the 20's and be in my 30's! really. At least I can say I had all my kids by the time I was 30...right? :) So onto the gift to myself. I've been overweight for most of my 20's, what with being pregnant 5 times (I know, it's not a good excuse, but I don't care...I'm still using it), and not really losing alot of the baby weight after each one. Laney's pregnancy was the worst! I gained about 55 or 60 pounds with her....yikes! Anyway, I'm ready to shed all this accumulated baby weight! Knowing that this will definitely be my last baby, I'm ready to start eating healthy and working out every day. I know I can do it...I was doing really well before I got pregnant this time, and I lost about 15 pounds. I felt so much better about myself! I would really love to lose about 40-45 pounds. I'm also ready to have my breasts reduced. =) That won't happen until I stop nursing Jett, which will be next Oct. most likely, but getting alot of this weight off will probably help me recover better from it and all that good stuff. I know I'll look way better in my 30's than I did in my 20's, but that's not the only reason I'm ready to do it. Heart disease runs in my family...my mom and grandma have both had heart attacks, so I'm like a sitting duck unless I lose this weight. My blood pressure and cholesterol have always been fine, but I know it gets worse as you get older. I really want to be around for my kids, and to be able to take them fun places like the pool or the beach without being self-conscious the whole time. Of course, I'm still going to treasure these next few weeks that I'm pregnant and can eat the things that I won't allow myself to eat after he's born. :) I'm not insane! Happy birthday to me!
Posted by Forever For Evie at 11:38 AM