Sunday, February 03, 2013
This is a question I have been asking myself for the last 9 months. Why can't I lose weight. I have had four babies, each time I gain a ton of weight. Half of the times I started losing weight right away, was focused and keep going to meet my goals. Whats the difference between post baby 1 & 3 (which had successful weight loss) and post baby 2 and 4? There is a one word answer to this question: stress! Its my kryptonite. I am strong against emotional eating when things are sad, happy, lonely, etc. What I cannot get around is stress eating. The last time around I lost 70 lbs after carrying that weight around for years (from pregnancy #2). I thought I had "fixed" myself. I thought I had fought off my demons and would be on this healthy lifestyle forever. But once you fall its hard to get back up. The first month of January was crazy stressful in so many areas of my life. I try to focus on the positive stuff, like my family, but its hard when things are coming at your from all around. Yesterday, February 1st, I got some good news. I am hoping this is a good sign that things are turning around for the good. I already feel a huge weight lifted. I am hoping this will correlate with actual physical weight too and I will finally be able to let go.