Monday, January 2, 2012

Weight Loss in 2012

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 5:28 PM
To start the year off right most resolve to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. This time honored resolution is well, time honored and all too often futile.

Around this time you may hear lots of things from people
“I resolve to eat better” This means you will wake up 30 minutes sooner to prepare breakfast and abandon you lunch time haunts. Not everyone is prepared for this.
“I resolve to eat less” Uh... that's the same thing as "I'm going to starve myself to lose weight!"
“I resolve to exercise more” Pretty much this means you have to find time in your schedule to go to the gym for an hour 4 times a week.



This year my husband and I have joined team weight loss. I just want to be more fit and active and he well, he needs to lose all the sympathy baby weight he gained (and is still gaining) when I was pregnant with Kendall.

There are lots of different ways to do this but we are going with the time honored tradition of a gym and eating better. My husband's new work schedule allows him to be home most days by 2pm so he is going to take the dog on a long walk/run then the whole family will hit the gym. Our gym has a child care facility so it's easy for us all to go together.

Regardless of whether you have resolved to lose weight because you want to look good or you want feel great, it can be a resolution that you can keep if you have a little patience and some help. You could be looking good and feeling great by spring – if you get started now.

20 commented:

Virginia Higgins on January 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM said...

I want to lose about 30 pounds this year!

Jennifer on January 2, 2012 at 11:26 PM said...

Good Luck!! :)

Crystal on January 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM said...

I need to lose a few pounds myself.

Mar at Obviously MARvelous said...

I always want to lose a few pounds. I'm hoping for 20 by June, we'll see!

Laurie said...

Im right there with you, weight loss is tough, and whoever says its easy is lying.  Good luck on your endeavor

Sonya on January 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM said...

I just lost 10 pounds of baby weight....after one year!!  Good luck!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell on January 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM said...

You're doing it the right way. Slow and steady. I'll be joining you soon!~

Katie Smith on January 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM said...

I want to lose 20lbs, I am really trying to work harder on eating right and walking. Good luck to you to you and don't give up you can do it

Donna on January 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM said...

I've not had an appetite lately (stress-related) and have already lost 3 lbs this year. I need to start a good weight-bearing routine 2 or 3 times a week and maybe I can keep the weight loss coming. :) My goal is at least 20 lbs in 2012, btw.

Zippy Sandler on January 5, 2012 at 8:27 PM said...

I needed that reminder!! I did really well losing weight last year and I've started slipping a bit. Every little poke helps!

Kimberly said...

2012 is going to be an interesting year for weight loss for me - I'm giving birth to my second in March (and I'm supposed to be in a wedding in may!). It took me a long time to lose the baby weight after my first, and I want to do better, but at the same time I want to remember to focus on being a mommy and all the special "first year" times....

Tian Kinasih said...

Thank you for the great tips, i think the one that fit for me is "I have to exercise more"!

Maureen Fitzgerald said...

I think it helps to have a partner.

Jennifer H said...

Go girl!

Katie said...

good luck!

Miranda Welle said...

Good luck!  It's great that your husband is doing this with you!  Everything is more fun with support!

Vanessa Coker said...

Good luck! I found a diet that works for me and I'm so glad it's working well. I just eat small amounts of mostly healthy (I'm not depriving myself of anything though) every 2 hours. These small amounts = fist size for meals and snacks = half of a granola bar, 2 strawberries, 1/2 cup of yogurt, a handful of peanuts and plenty of water. It doesn't seem like a whole lot, but when you're eating a bite every 2 hours it doesn't feel bad.

Brandy said...

I find resolving to eat less is the hardest! I'm such a grazer. Good luck to you this year with your goals!

WendyT said...

I am on this track myself. I desperately need to get back to where I was once upon a time...

Olivia Rubin on January 15, 2012 at 8:24 PM said...

almost relapsed today, catching myself

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