Friday, September 07, 2007
So I've been reading any and all advice on how to conceive. I've been trying on and off since January. I would love to lose more weight before gaining a bunch back through pregnancy, but I really want to have a baby now! I've wanted one for so long that I'm starting to yearn and seeing babies or toddlers out in public is really pulling at my heart strings.
I'm ovulating until the 9th, so I'm really hoping it happens this cycle. If not, I will just read more I guess for next month!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I've noticed that by doing this diet I have become more in tune with not only my physical needs, but emotionally as well.
I figured it would not just be a physical road, and in fact I believe weight loss is a bit more mental than physical! I just was not prepared for all of the self reflection I've been doing lately. I've discovered some things about myself, some good, some not so good, but all of it is a part of me.
I have attached names to some of my problems, which is always helpful in finding out how to take care of them. One day I will have health insurance and might actually be able to talk to a doctor about certain things. Maybe talk to a therapist about others!
Each new day gives me new challenges and new things to work on. I hope in the end I'll be able to say it all made me stronger.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I've shopped at Lane Bryant (plus-size woman's clothing store) since about 2001? Something like that. It's a bit spendy for me, but my husband and I went in there yesterday to look at bras. Most of mine are too big now! I don't remember asking to drop a cup size, but whatever!
Has anyone been in recently? Apparently for their "right fit" jeans they have changed the sizes all around. I am now a size 4, yellow. Size 4? Ok, if I am a REAL size 4 that will make me feel good, but a LB size 4? That doesn't exactly have the same ring to it.
I also like how I'm "yellow" now, which is basically a synonym for "you have no hips or butt!" They have red if you're sorta curvy, and blue if you are really curvy.
My real size? 18-20. Maybe one day it will go down, but I'm not going to hold my breath until (if) I get to size 4. Because that could be awhile!
Although, I have to say, I have never had a pair of jeans that fit me as well as my size 4, yellow. Usually around the legs and hips it is way too huge. Like just because I have a large waist must mean I also have big thighs and legs too. So I'm actually really grateful for some cute new jeans for $40! (hey, that's splurging for me!)
Monday, August 13, 2007
Ok, so I'm not really. I'm still going to be on here, on the message boards, talking to friends and listing my food/fitness. How is that really a break then?
Well, I'm basically going to be taking a break from losing weight. In other words, I'm not going to be TRYING. I'm going to eat things that are good for me and get some exercise in every day!
I'm boycotting the scale. I get too wrapped up in what it says, and half the time I think it's messing with me. Either it gives me way too low of an assessment, or it says I've gained 3 pounds overnight for no reason. So, I might still weigh myself randomly, but we'll see.
So for now, I'm just enjoying myself and will remain happy!
Friday, August 03, 2007
I have learned a lot from this website. I've learned how to eat in healthy proportions. I've learned that I actually do have the ability to exercise without killing myself!
I've learned how to lose some weight, but more importantly how to be healthier and happier.
It's not always perfect. And there always seems to be obstacles (human and otherwise) trying to get in my way, but I can take my time to get around them.
It reminds me of that song. "I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down. I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down."
It isn't actually referring to what I'm talking about, but the words still stick with me!
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