Earlier this week I had a moment of self-induced shame. Women in a moms-of-multiples FB group I follow were discussing postpartum weight loss. Unlike me these were relatively new moms venting about how hard it can be to lose the baby weight. I chimed in that I’m 4-years postpartum and not only haven’t I lost the weight but I actually gained some. Not a proud moment.
I’ve kick-started my weight loss countless times the last 4 years. From Weight Watchers to yoga to hiring a trainer to using MyFitnessPal, I’ve tried different things. Yet here I am today – sick and tired of being uncomfortable in my own skin. Besides vanity reasons, I notice very real health issues from being 35-40 lbs overweight. Low energy levels plague me each and every day. At the end of the day, after taking care of everything and everyone but my own needs, I simply want to crash.
While not a ‘style’ issue per se, I’m going to try to use the blog for accountability. Every week I’ll check-in with what weight was lost, what worked well, what didn’t work so well, and how I’m feeling.
Weight loss: 0 lbs
Good: Recognizing (again!) that something has to change
Bad: Recognizing I’m at the same weight I was at delivery of my first child (sigh…)