Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I know I haven't blogged in awhile, but I'm still here! I got a bad bout of bronchitis right before Christmas and fell off the wagon for about a week until after the new year. I didn't weigh myself for a two-week period and was dreading getting back on the scale...but I had lost 4 lbs when I weighed in last week! Despite the holidays and being sick, I managed to lose weight by staying active and eating less, even though I wasn't limiting WHAT I was eating. It was a huge boost of confidence.
With my new body has come an unexpected change in my self-perception. I look in the mirror now and don't see the new "skinny" me, just the same old fat girl. I was convinced for awhile I was gaining weight, and my husband thought I was crazy! I explained to him how I was feeling about myself, and he's been very supportive and helping me keep perspective. I love him so much and know I couldn't have done this without him. But, is this normal, this body distortion? I feel like an anorexic or bulimic who is always convinced they're fat. Should I be worried?
My biggest news is that my husband and I are trying to start a family.
I am now healthy enough to have a child and continue to lose weight once my pregnancy is over. I'm not pregnant yet, but we are trying! I am so proud of both of us for getting our health in order before we have children. So as of now, I plan on sticking to my diet & exercise plan to see how much more I can lose before I get pregnant. We're both very excited!
Hopefully soon I can post some more recipe reviews. I've found winter cooking to be much more difficult than summer cooking! There's less to choose from if you like to cook in season like I do. But I do make a mean turkey chili packed with veggies! :)
All the best,