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I'll admit it... It'll be selfish..

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This year, I have decided to try and have more ME time. Maybe in taking a few minutes to read my book on Sunday before everyone wakes up.. Or try to get at least 7 hours of sleep.. Or not feel guilty about doing something that doesn't center around someone in my family. This brings me to why I want to loose weight this time. I moved from San Diego in December 2011. Since I have been gone, I have updated my friends on Facebook on the goings-on for me and my family. I post pics of our outings, get-togethers, etc.

One thing usually missing? Me. I haven't wanted to post pics of myself because the additional weight gain since leaving. I had already failed to lose the baby weight (she will be 4 in March). I tried to have the Fat and Sassy attitude. Reminding myself of all the fun and exploring our new environment that has lead to the weight gain (Portland is a wonderful Foodies dream).

So, this brings me to my selfish reason for wanting to lose weight. In June, we are planning on taking a trip to San Diego to visit friends and family and to bring my nephew back for the summer. I am soo excited! But, now I am scared! I have to lose some of this before I see them. I want to look and feel better. I want them to know that the move has been good and that I have not been sitting on my expanding butt, rotting away..

With the lifestyle change, I have managed to lose 18 of the 25ish pounds I gained when coming here. But, I want to lose more. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by June. I think that is totally reasonable (although, I would love to drop like 100 in 2 months, but, I will be realistic. LOL).

So, that's it. That is my selfish moment. The start of the ME time for 2013.
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    Oh you selfish thing you! (just kidding!)
    No, seriously, we ALL need some "Me Time".
    It took me almost 10 years of marriage to realise that! To my husband (youngest of 4 children, all sisters) that came naturally, but to me it did not. I have always been the peace keeper, the controller, the planner, the "everything". So, now, I still have to remind myself to take a little time to myself every now and then.
    I started out by saying that I would take my "Me Time" to go to the gym every day after work and before I picked up my little people at daycare. That gave me exactly 2 hours five days a week, but in that same time allotment I also have to get groceries and run other errands. So you can imagine there's not a lot left. But I made it work!
    Whether you are taking a little time to take a walk by yourself and listen to music you enjoy (cuz really, how much Kid Bopz can one person really endure?), or just taking time to relax into a good book for 15 minutes or so - enjoy some time for yourself! It's not selfish, it's decompressing, destressing - and very good for you!
    1747 days ago
    Hey! I completely understand the relunctance to meet up with old friends (and family) after gaining weight. Talk about massive-insecurity! Know you are beautiful and very loved no matter what the number on the scale.

    BTW - Congratulations on your weight loss so far! 18 pounds is nothing to sneeze at! It's easy to let one's entire goal overwhelm the significance of the progress you've already made. You are successful! You can do it! emoticon
    1810 days ago

    Thanks for sharing!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Perfect Health Diet Team
    Country Living Team
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    Wheat Belly Team

    1839 days ago
    That is not selfish! It would totally benefit your family too for you to be fit and healthy. And as moms we forget that we owe it to ourselves to make ourselves happy. Your kids wat a happy mom. And that is a reasonable amount of time to get it done.
    1841 days ago
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