Monday, January 23, 2012


This morning I saw a number on the scale that I haven't seen in at least 9 months, maybe almost a year! This means I have lost a total of a pound, and a half, maybe. I'm kinda poking fun at myself because this baby weight has been sloooow to come off. Mostly because I haven't been trying, but that's ok too.

I have a strong belief that new mamas (especially, but not only, nursing mamas) should just cut themselves some slack. I think the future me visited and told me- this is only a SHORT time- before you know it the boys will be bigger and there will be more time. Maybe not LOTS of time, but more time. More time for worrying about weight, consistently clean styled hair, and a clutter free house. The first year of your baby's life- sure you want to look great in pictures- but focus on looking happy and well rested. The weight WILL come off- just give it time. More time than you may want, but not that long at all, in the scheme of things.

So after all that I'm here to say I am actually starting to watch what I eat. Not dieting per-say, just listening to my body. Instead of stressing out at dinner time because everyone is melting down and I'm shoveling food in as fast as I can because I sincerely have a fear that the crying won't ever stop. I AM stopping. After I have a little something in my stomach I can stop and push through until bedtime and then re-evaluate how hungry I am.

Instead of shoveling doughnut after doughnut (my true weakness) down my pie doughnut hole, I'm stopping, and ENJOYING the doughnut(s). I'm trying to change my way of eating. My sister has recently lost some weight and when I asked her what her secret was, she told me, "I only eat when I'm hungry." Is it silly this was an eye opener for me? I started to realize how often I was eating when I WASN'T hungry.

Ok back to the topic. Success! Down a couple of pounds! Squeezed into an old pair of jeans I didn’t think I'd get up past my thigh! and 3 of you lovely ladies entered my very first BLOG GIVEAWAY! I consider this success! Thanks! And if you haven't entered yet- go HERE- entries close Thursday at midnight!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats!! It's such a great feeling to fit into the old jeans again!