About two years ago, one of my Facebook friends started exercising and watching what she ate. She was overweight at the time, and over time she lost over 100 pounds. She is an amazing mother, wonderful wife, and beautiful person all around. Now, she frequently shares thoughts and information on her Facebook page about how she was able to lose the weight and how she’s keeping it off.
I don’t have as much weight to lose as she did, but I definitely need to start focusing on taking control of my health. So, when she was sharing some keys to her success, one of her statements caught my eye. “It’s not about how I feel. It’s about what I know to be true.” This statement can be applied in so many circumstances in life, and one of those is taking care of myself (including weight loss although not limited to it).
I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. I thought I’d share that and see if it helps anyone else.
This week I lost 3 pounds. But, I’d like to add a couple thoughts to that. I lost 3 pounds. That’s great, and it’s a nice way to start off the year. But, I’m nursing. I’m nursing a baby who is almost 3 months old and is almost 20 pounds. This means he eats. A lot. I have a feeling that his nursing patterns have a lot more to do with my weight loss than my choices at this point. To be honest, I don’t mind it. Weight loss is weight loss at this point. However, I do realize before getting too excited, that at some point I’m going to have to take more responsibility for my actions and choices. He’s not always going to be eating so much and allowing my body to burn the extra calories in a day. Until then, I will appreciate the loss very much, but I do need to appreciate it in its full context.
Total weight loss: 3 lbs
Mamavation question (sponsored by GameStop): What are ways you can work out without having to leave the house?
We have dance parties, use the treadmill, use the Watch It Now feature on NetFlix, and use our Wii to play exercise games.