Friday, October 25, 2013
Today's a special reminder that progress is not a straight line. It's not a math equation. It's one day forward. One day oops. Three days forward. One meal oops.
It's because life- life happens. I was derailed by a pregnancy and some bad advice that took my 3kg (6.6lbs) gain from pregnancy and escalated it to a whopping 9kgs (19.8lbs). I wouldn't trade Babyboops in for a better body, but it is what it is, and once again I am a stranger in my own body.
Here's my little graph of weightloss. The first arrow is when I became pregnant, the second when I birthed.
Of course, I weigh in kilograms so thats why I have such "small" numbers.
But things are getting better. I can now button my size 16s. I get severe muffin top, but they are buttoned. And this means that I am leaving my fat clothes in South Africa, and heading to the US with nothing but the clothes that currently fit or are one/ two sizes smaller.
So, all that to say, be encouraged today. This meal matters. The next one matters. My success will not be a straight line and neither will yours.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I promise to not always come on SP just to lament how fast the week goes by. But seriously? It FLIES!
It was a good week. Healthful and kind.
I tried goji berries and they are delicious. I want to put them in just about everything.
I weighed in the same as last week.
At this point, as long as I don't gain I'm better than going free for all in all this stress!
On that note, 30 days until hubby, myself and my favourite infant jump on a plane with all our belongings in a suitcase ready for a new adventure.
Man. I'm stoked.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Yeah, so I'm not entirely sure where this week went. But here we are on a wednesday and that means I need to pop in to stay accountable.
Well, it wasn't the best of weeks. We ran out of groceries and out of money to buy groceries really early this month. This means I get to eat whats in the cupboard. I chose to eat oats every morning and this seems like a good choice, but it's really not ideal for my body. Firstly, it takes a gigantic bowl for me to feel full- and then I just want to munch the rest of the day in any case. Ugh. I weighed in on Sunday and saw that the scale was back up to 250 and that was so so so sad. I scratched around for some money and managed to find enough to get some plain yogurt, spinach, and bananas. Woop!
Monday and Tuesday, we had our little online garage sale and managing that was crazy busy. Yesterday I lived on snickerdoodle cookies and coffee. For dinner, hubby took pity on me and got me a hamburger.
So, when I stepped on the scale I was expecting a gain.
And I did.
But not as bad as it could have been. I think a lot of it is water from yesterday so there's no freaking out here.
I weighed in up 1.2lbs- exactly what I lost last week. Ugh.
Better week this week? I think yes.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Things are still going pretty well. I've had a couple "no-no" meals this weekend, but the scale is still going down.
Shocker: I guess it's not all or nothing right now.
There has been lots of celebrating lately and it's a great place to be.
My hubby has been approved for his green card, which means we will be in the USA by Thanksgiving!
I'm weighing in today instead of tomorrow because tomorrow is going to be cray cray. I'm down 1.2 pounds from last week. Which isn't the landslide I was hoping for, but it's down and that counts! I was hoping to be back in those 16s or 230 pounds by the time I got states side, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. But onwards anyway- any smaller than now is closer to my goals and that's what matters. The time is going to pass anyway so I might as well make the best of it.
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