Post # 1
I’m not feeling much love for myself today.
Today, of all days, I decided to step on the scales. I’ve gained 3 lbs, which puts me at my EXACT weight when I joined Weight Watchers on Dec 31, 2011. I’m taking this as a sign. It’s time for some serious changes.
I will no longer use the excuse of “I’m still breastfeeding” to eat whatever I want.
I will no longer use the excuse that I had a baby 4 months ago to justify my (now slowly climbing) weight.
I’m looking forward to a healthier 2014.
I’m looking forward to loving myself again.
Post # 3
@okqueenbee: It’s so hard, especially after habing a baby, not to base your sense of self-worth on your body. I do it, too. But we need to remind ourselves that we are so much more than what we weigh or how tight our buns are, you know? So, definitely, no more excuses, but remember to try love yourself NOW, exactly as you are — just as you would love someone else exactly as they are.
Post # 4
@okqueenbee: I had a baby 5 months ago so I totally get how hard it is to lose the weight. I just recently started working out and trying to eat better, but I dont think I’m making any progress – at least not yet. I keep saying I want to be the best version of myself. Just cut yourself some slack – you made a human being! Love yourself for that
Post # 5
@okqueenbee: My sister was a fitness competitor when she was pre-baby… Up until she found out she was having my precious little angel of a niece (hehe). She worked out and did yoga all the way up until the birth. Her baby is now almost 3 months old, and she still has that beautiful “I’m a new momma” body. Her uterus def hadn’t gone down all the way, and she hasn’t dropped much weight at all. Even for someone who was as fit as her, you can’t even tell how amazing her pre-baby body was unless you’d seen it before she concieved. She will eventually get her six pack back, sure, but it’s all part of the process. Everyone is different and four months is not very long, so don’t be too hard on yourself!
Post # 6
You make a good point. I’m trying to do that (love myself) every day (I booked a massage for Monday!) but when I got on that scale I just got so down & it put me in a funk. The good thing about it is that it’s not my first rodeo. I’ve lost weight before, so I know I have it in me & today brought it out.
Good luck to you on your weight loss as well. I know it will take time to recover from making our tiny humans lol.
Thank you for sharing that story. It made me feel better 🙂 I like to hear about how even the most gorgeous girls with perfect bodies struggle with weight loss. The same goes for celebrities. It makes me feel more human somehow.
Now that I’ve had a child it has really opened my eyes to the different changes we go through. I try to view my new mama body as beautiful based on what it accomplished rather than how it looks currently. I mean, it’s not like I’m a huge blob or something, but my nice thinnish 150 lbs is now hiding inside an ample 178 lbs, & at 5’4 that’s not where I want to be. I’d LOVE to be at 140, but I wasn’t even that small at my most intense exercise period in my 20’s. I’m trying not to focus on #s right now though. I’m more focused on being back in a 10/12 rather than a 16/18.