Sunday, March 11, 2018
Wow, it has been almost a year since I last blogged! To think, I used to be on here every day!
The good news is, despite being MIA for a year, I have actually lost weight! 2017 was just a rough year -- coming back from maternity leave, a death in the family, and so much more. But I decided to hit the ground running in 2018, and it has paid off. I have lost 15 pounds so far. I have been dancing, doing barre classes, walking and eating well. I have completed a Whole30, as well as Dryuary and an additional 30 days alcohol free. I had a super dope vacation to Hawaii. Work, motherhood, marriage -- the challenges remain, but I just feel a bit more able to handle them this year. I feel very optimistic about meeting my goal of returning to my pre-pregnancy weight. 15 pounds to go!
I have a lot of positive things to look forward to this year. Weddings, my nephews bar mitzvah, my niece's graduation. My gorgeous daughter will turn 2. I just want to be fully present for all of it. It got to the point where carrying the negativity of being dissatisfied with my weight, was almost heavier than the weight itself. Enough is enough! Plus, I want (need!) to role model good behaviors for my daughter. The whole family benefits when I eat right -- even dad has dropped a few pounds.
If I keep it up, I'll meet my goal easily. Going off Whole30 scares me a bit because it is such an artificial construct. We'll see what i actually learned. I think I want to keep the food I prepare at home Whole 30 compliant, with the addition of legumes, corn, and some limited dairy. I have had great success eating that way before. Sugar and alcohol are my weakness. If I can keep those at bay, I'll do okay. I've just finished my second 30 day stint alcohol free. I think I want to continue doing these alcohol fasts between major events/holidays. It has been a very positive break for me. I'm more productive, sleep better, more energy, etc. Drinking isn't a very productive use of my increasingly limited time. It has its place but I'm glad I've re-set my relationship with it.