Thinking ahead..

Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I love planning. I love thinking ahead and plan ect.. I often suck at following the plans - but still...

You also might remember that this pregnancy wasn't really planned and that I wanted to lose some more weight we went for it.. Now that it has happened and I am really looking forward to it.. I am also thinking about the time after the baby is born.

I am aware of the fact that having a new born baby will be hard and it will take a whole lot of time and energy - and some of you might even think "oh you didn't put the time into it before why would you do it with a baby around" .. But still..

I am due to have the baby some time in November (will know a more exact date on Monday after the ultrasound) - and I am not planning on doing anything until the new years.. I was thinking that first of my body will need the time to adjust to not being pregnant - and I think it will take some time for us to get used to having the baby there - and Christmas is right around the corner then, and I really don't want to plan to fail.. So I think the smartest option would be to wait until the new year and then go for it.

What I am thinking to do is pretty simple. Since I am getting a better grip of eating and listening to my body - I am going to put away calorie counting. I might do some it some day to have an idea about how much I'm eating - but my main focus will be portion control and to go for what my body asks, AKA eat when being hungry - stop when feeling full.. Thinking about why I want to eat the things I crave before actually having it...   And last and not least.. There wont be any forbidden foods.. This time around everything is allowed within limits.. I always enter the binge mode as soon as I put up a list of "forbidden" foods.. I guess it's normal though.. We want what we can't have right? - And I will keep my food journal of when and what I eat.. It really helps staying aware of the eats without having the insane number stress..

As far as exercise goes - I have a whole bunch of DVD's at home that I am going to put into use.. Lets see - I have a yoga box , a pilates box, Jillian Micheals box1 and box 2.. I am not sure if the pilates box is the right one - but you get the idea.. So I thought that since I will be off work for parental leave, which will last around a year I don't have to worry about getting a sitter - and I can do some of these while the baby is sleep ect. And there will be a bunch of walking cause the baby will need the fresh air and it will be good for us both to get out of the house..

I think one of my problems during this whole weight loss progress , which mostly has been ending up in a gain has been that I have been making it too complicated and I have been putting up unreal goals.. I think I am finally learning that I need to stop comparing my self to others and their progress.. It has taken me almost 30 years to get to this weight.. It wont disappear in a couple of months.. I want to put up my goals of 10 lbs/5kg at the time and go from there..

All small changes - small goal will end up in big amazing results , wont it? :)

Anyways.. I am going to end this wall of text.. I just needed to write down some thoughts..

Wish you all a great weekend!


PS: Thanks for your lovely comments and welcome to new followers :)


  1. your plan does sound simple and straight forward. that's good because like you said you will be busy tending to your new baby. i love the jm 30 day shred and who can't fit 20 minutes into their daily schedule! this one will be perfect for you. unrealistic goals do make for a difficult time so i'm all for *baby* steps!

    enjoy your weekend :)

  2. Sounds like a great plan!:> Your body needs time to heal after giving birth, don't pressure yourself until you're ready. Mange bekker små, gjør en stor å ;D Have a great weekend!

  3. Great planing I would give it a least 6 weeks before doing any thing strenuous unterus problems may develop. (Trust me I know :() Also kind of a personal question but are you going to breastfeed? That helps shrink your uterus faster and helps burn calories too. Just a thought. I did it with my first son just for those reasons but do not produce enough milk for a child to live.

  4. Sounds good! Just slow and easy and healthy and full of mindful eating. I'm really trying so hard to think about when I'm full and hungry and eat accordingly.

  5. Sounds like a great plan. I wish I could lose weight in a healthy balanced way like that, but I am such an all or nothing person - when I'm not starving, I am binge eating. Stopping when I'm full just doesn't happen when I'm not being a perfectionist. I sincerely hope that I'll one day be able to have a normal healthy lifestyle - especially when I have kids. I don't want to transfer all my food issues to them. Good luck with your plan. It will be hard to stick to but even harder to accept yourself if you give up. xoxo

  6. I am so happy for you!! Congratulations.

  7. Kitty, I think putting away calorie counting is a greta idea. Learning just to listen to your body is something that will serve you really well even after the baby comes so I'm glad that you chose this plan and I hope it has been going well. <3!!