Baby Weight

August 10, 2007 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

I HAVE seen a few women who bounce right back and look great.  I am not one of those.

I have to work for every inch.  I waged war and I’ve won it.  This is how.

About a year ago – at Christmastime I remember thinking “I can’t ignore this. I don’t want to have this weight on my body – but i t’s not going away on it’s own.”

I was thinking that on Christmas eve at my family get together.  For the next couple of months, I tried to lie to myself.  I told myself that I am a mommy now, and it’s not important.  But for me, it was that important.  It mattered to me.

I suppose I lied to myself for a little while as a stall tactic – because I knew what I would have to do.  Diet and Exercise. (insert big sigh here)

So – around the beginning of March, I started running.   And kind of dieting.  Mostly running as often as I could (about 3-4 times a week).

I lost some weight right off the bat.  And summer was busy with the girls.   I kept on with the exercise.  On our summer vacation I remember doing yoga while the girls and Murphy would nap.

I lost some weight.  But not all I wanted to.  (my goals are not unrealistic)  I am not a skinny person, and I like my curves.  They are womanly – not boney.  Frankly I think that’s not attractive.

So now it’s October – and I had to stop “kind of” dieting.   I do exercise when I have the chance (3-4 times a week) and I actually eat a leaner, healthier diet.  And we splurge once a week 🙂

I’ve lost 20 pounds.  I look at myself and wonder where that weight WAS on me!  I don’t even know.  But I actually feel like I’ve climbed a mountain.

And I still struggle with “should this really matter to me?”  I guess I feel like it should not be that important, but it is.  And I’ve done it.

I actually put on a pair of pants this morning that I’ve not worn since before Taylor was born.  They slide right on. (insert witch like laugh here)

Now – I guess all I have to do is stay on top of this mountain!  (gulp)

I hope i can stay on top of this mountain.  If you have done this – I’d LOVE to hear your tricks (and treats) 🙂

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