8 Years Ago...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
...my water broke when I was rolling over in bed at night, and 4 hours later, I was snuggling my Rye-Rye! He is too busy playing with his Legos to do much snuggling anymore. :/
When I get down about my weight, which I have been lately, I think back to when I was having my kids. I never had a cute baby bump when I was pg with any of my kids; I always seemed to rock the #jabbathehutt look. And I was miserable too, nearly 300 lbs. and not much of it was baby!!!
But it was when I was pg with Ryan that I really started exercising. I started small, got a membership at Curves which was right by my house, and I went every morning, the whole time I was pg. It was then that I realized how much better my knee felt, because I needed knee surgery but had to keep it strong until I was no longer pg and could have the surgery. I didn't watch my food as closely as I do now, so I was still big, and pg, but at least I was moving and keeping my bp down and I felt good. (Pregnancy hormones can do wonders for your mood too, btw.)
Anyway, I'm now 50 lbs. less than I was 8 years ago, and I would like to lose another 50. One of my biking friends and I got together last night for a ride, and we made a commitment to each other to each lose 50 lbs. by next summer. I've been doing a good job all week, logging my food and exercise, and I'm pretty happy with how it's going. I don't want to go crazy with the scale, so I'm only weighing the first day of every month.
So, I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm happy with where I've gotten so far compared to back then, and I'm ready to do even better!!! Also, I discovered cycling and swimming along the way, and I'm really passionate about those things now. Like really, my life is unhappy without them, so I go out of my way to make sure they happen whenever possible. This morning for example, I had a tough decision; I wanted to ride, but I have a mountain of laundry to kick out on Saturdays. My preference is to ride extra long on the weekends, like more than 30 miles, but today I made a compromise and just went 12 miles, enough to get a workout done and be back by the time the dryer started buzzing. I feel really good about having some balance like that. I got to do what I really wanted, but my laundry is getting done too. :)