I wanted to re-introduce myself to the team. I've been a member for a couple of years now, but I got pregnant, gained weight, and went through the loss cycle again. I'm still not quite AT goal, but I'm realizing that post baby, I might not reach that pre-baby weight again. Now, I'm looking to learn to accept where I am and be happy with that, even if I don't lose those last 7 lbs. It's time to start transitioning to maintenance and accept where I am and not stress over those last few pounds! I'm stronger than I was at my goal weight before. I'm far more focused on my fitness "this time 'round" than I was the first time. I've got a great and complete family. I'm far happier now than I was when I hit my goal last time.
Today, I celebrate my baby's first birthday and my "birthday" of transitioning to maintenance!
Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt
Baltimore Running Festival Marathon Finisher. 5:55:33