Archive | February, 2012

Nothing tastes as good as HEALTHY feels.

25 Feb

My weight is still going down, although my diet was greatly helped thanks to the stomach bug. Not the best way to lose weight, but hey, it happens. This week is especially for women. When I say women, I’m talking to the over 25, one or more kids kind. So maybe you’re one of those women (who all the other women hate, btw) who can get pregnant, eat whatever you want, and then practically strut out of the hospital in your bikini. This blog isn’t for you-in fact, you’re probably not going to be reading this blog in the first place, but I digress….When I gave birth to Noah, I immediately went back to my “pre-pregnancy weight” give or take 5 or so pounds. I started Weight Watchers for the first time about six weeks postpartum. I actually got to the weight I am now. I have really been trying to understand why I couldn’t stay at 155 then, and why I consistently gained weight every year until I topped out at 196 in 2009. I think a lot of it had to do with my expectations. My pre-pregnancy 155 lbs was NOT my postpartum 155 lbs. I was so discouraged. My tummy wasn’t flat, I didn’t have the cute “pooch” I had before Noah-I now had this awful flab. So I said screw it. Why try to lose weight if I’m just going to look like this? I’m not going to be “hot” anymore, so I may as well just enjoy what I eat! Well, I made a huge mistake. You see, my number one goal this time around has been to greatly improve/change my eating habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle. With that as my focus, the outward doesn’t bother me-especially since now I have more realistic expectations. I have learned that, as a woman, that flab or those stretch marks mean so much more to me than being hot. They are battle scars! No, I’m probably not going to go around wearing a two-piece anymore, but so what? I get to play soccer with my oldest and dance with my little one. And not only do I get to do those things, now I can do them without getting tired. Ladies, excuse me, WOMEN, please remember that being thin and “hot” are not the only things in life. There truly is so much more, and when you find it, you’ll be so glad you did. 🙂

Well that’s a funny looking number on my scale…

11 Feb

155.8. Does anyone know what this number is? I haven’t seen a number like this since my second year of college….and I’m thrilled! It’s nice to see evidence of all my hard work. I recorded all my points every day this week, and I also attempted to track all of my daily healthy checks every day. It’s amazing how tracking keeps you honest and accountable for your food choices. I would really suggest that if you are attempting to lose weight you keep track of what you eat somehow. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Weight Watchers, because WW is mostly a fancy way of counting calories. There are a few online programs with apps for your smart phone that can be just as helpful as a program that costs money. If you’re trying to lose weight or be healthier, NEVER give up. You may make mistakes (a lot) in the beginning, but that’s ok. Even if you improve your diet only one thing at a time you are STILL doing your body a favor.  I’ve been on the Weight Watchers program off and on since 2006. I allowed myself to get discouraged when I got off-track and relied on other people to motivate me. Don’t do that-allow yourself to make a mistake and DON’T DWELL on it. Just move on and take it one day, or one meal at a time. And don’t wait to start your diet tomorrow, because there’s always another tomorrow after that, and after that, and after that…