Hope you are having a great week. Mine has been good so far.
When I weighed myself most recently, I had lost 5 pounds! Yeah! I still have a long way to go but I am getting there!
I guess it’s the little steps that make the most difference. And, I have been making them. I am eating better and making more sensible choices, and have been walking more.
Still there are many pounds to go and many miles to walk or bike. I won’t let myself get overwhelmed by it — or it would be an uphill battle.
I have lost weight before and know I can do it again. Here I am pictured at a really good weight 6 years ago with my nephew Aiden. We were at the San Diego airport for a beach vacation.
This was taken before I got pregnant with Ian. I gained quite a bit of weight during my pregnancy. Then about a year ago, I gained some more and realized I weighed more than when Ian was born. That was quite depressing to discover. ARG!!
The size in this picture wasn’t the smallest that I have been but I felt good, was comfortable in my skin and my clothes. And, my blood pressure was under control.
Now I keep photos like this and others as motivation and inspiration to stay on the journey.
My downfall continues to be too little exercise and stress eating. Right now, I am super busy and life is quite stressful. At night, I eat for comfort and that isn’t good. I don’t do this every night, but it’s enough to make a problem for me.
I am working to change this and find a way to exercise, which always helps me with stress. I also try to have time to relax and do a few activities that I really love — like reading, word finds, taking photos, writing, walking around the neighborhood, shopping at discount stores and book stores, listening to music and/or dancing and singing, and spending time with Ian and Kirk and friends and family.
In a few months, there will be some changes so hopefully all of this will be easier for me.
I’d love to hear from friends, family, and followers who are also on a weight loss journey or some other journey. It is always helpful to have others in your corner.
During my journey, I have been learning a lot about myself and what my triggers are. That has been helpful in making some lasting changes.
I wonder if I will lose more weight this week. I also wonder what new things I will learn that will help me. I look forward to the adventure.