Monday, May 3, 2010

The Segment

I was asked by my Weight Watcher leader to do a 3-4 minute segment on Mommyhood and weight loss for the open house tonight.  Still not exactly sure of what I'm going to say, but I DO like to talk about myself so I'm thinking it'll be a breeze ;)

I actually haven't lost much weight this year, have basically just been maintaining. I've been getting more compliments lately though, so I'm thinking that all of the kickboxing I do has been paying off and has made me lose inches.

Part of the standstill with the weight loss is actually a very good thing and it's that I feel so good about myself now.  I've lost a tremendous amount of weight since having Ava and clothes shopping has become a lot of fun, rather than something I dread. 

Plus, I was watching the View a couple of weeks ago and they did a segment on a new study which revealed that women carrying 10-15 lbs of extra weight are actually healthier.  Something about the extra weight warding off osteoporosis and making us all look a lot younger.  It will not surprise you to hear that I am a HUGE fan of this new study.  Kudos to the studiers is what I say!

I hope I can offer some good tips to help the other moms tonight.  I know the biggest challenges I've faced with food as a mom has a lot to do with emotional eating.  My pregnancy with Luke was so stressful after suffering the loss of Isabel, and his emergency delivery was so startling to me, that as soon as I came home from the hospital with him I started fixing myself big bowls of ice cream mixed with Entenmann's chocolate cake to soothe my nerves. I had been through a lot so I allowed myself that, for a while anyway.  But then I went back to my meetings and I am much happier and healthier for it. 

I want my kids to be proud of me.  I like it when Ava tells me I look pretty, even if she qualifies it......Direct quote..."Mommy you're pretty but you're PRETTIER with your make-up on, BUT, you look pretty without your make-up on too, BUT ,you look SOOOOO much prettier when your make-up is on."  Thanks honey.  I'll take it.

Well, I have many thoughts to organize and a 3-4 minute segment to plan.  I hope I do a good job tonight. 

Wish me luck! 

What are the challenges that you face when it comes to weight loss and mommyhood?


  1. GOOD LUCK!!

    This is going to be a great experience for you! You should be very proud of yourself, they don't ask just anyone to do that sort of thing!

    Good work!!


  2. You're going to nail this talk tonight. As a fellow WW follower, I know how much we LOVE to talk about ourselves and how amazing the program is. I know for a fact that I put off trying it because I was SO sure it wouldn't work for me. I'd be too hungry. Nothing else has worked, so WW won't either. I used every excuse in the book not to try it. I finally gave it a try when a few girlfriends were doing it. The support system made the difference.

    See, it's so easy to talk about:)

    I think my biggest challenge, besides my evil sweet tooth, is my family. Growing up Italian, we were always told to eat, eat, eat! We were never allowed to leave food on our plates. Even my mom, who isn't Italian, feels that every meal has to include bread and dessert. She means well, but her offers to cook dinner have slowed my weight loss down over the last year. Last week, I actually told her we wouldn't come over for dinner anymore of she kept it up, especially seeing as she begged me to help her start the program and write up various menues with point counts and alternatives. You know how much time and effort that takes to do. No, mom, I don't want that 200 cal biscuit! Lol.

  3. ok- your blogs are so inspiring...especially on the "weight" thing....however you have NOW given me yet another "recipe" to try....ICE CREAM MIXED WITH ENTENMENNS CHOCOLATE CAKE??? THAT SOUNDS UNNNBELIEVABLE!
    Lauren D

  4. Hi Alicia, I hear ya on growing up Italian that's for sure. I still have to resist the urge to offer my kids food when they're upset. Aah comfort eating...what I've done so well my whole entire life and still have to put in check now. It's tough! Food = Love, right? It's so instilled in everyone, I think. You go girl on all of your WW success. You look amazing my friend!!!!!

  5. Hi Lauren, You make me smile. Thanks for your support. The segment was a success. I loved talking in front of the group. It felt really comfortable for me.... in fact, I could have gone on forever..surprise, surprise. If I hit my goal weight I may have a job working for them in my future. I'd love it!