This week has been a little bit weird psychologically. I'm at the point in my journey where this time last year I was the same weight and it is where I plateaued. I wasn't trying very hard to continue losing weight, but I was logging my foods in MyFitnessPal and exercising. I was happy with the fact that I was over 10 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight by the time Everett was 6 months old. I was fine just where I was and figured I would continue to lose weight. I quickly learned that my body doesn't work that way, which I should have known.
I quickly gained back the weight and here I am today back on the same journey as a year ago. This time around is different in many ways, which I'm sure you know if you follow this blog at all.
I have a much larger goal in mind and a ways to go before I reach it. This isn't a stopping point, this is just one battle won in a larger war. I'm proud that I've pushed past the lowest weight I had been in over a year. I'm now at the lowest weight I have been in over two years. The most comforting thing is that I haven't made some huge change to continue losing weight. I have just been sticking to my routine, eating good foods and exercising regularly. For me, this is a great motivation. There's no huge secret. Find what works for you and stick to it!
It isn't just seeing that number on the scale, because that number only tells you so much, it is the fact that my clothes fit better. That I'm able to wear things I haven't in ages because they are finally comfortable. It is wanting to take pictures with my son and husband because I don't feel so self-conscious of how fat my face looks.
It's feeling strong and healthy and craving good foods and not being hungry because I'm fueling my body and feeling happy!
I hope to continue this trend and continue to pass milestones that allow me to feel motivated and happy with the progress I'm making. Thank you to everyone who continues to cheer me on and comment on how well I'm doing. This blog has been a great way to hold myself accountable and I love being able to candidly share my journey with all of you.
Have a great weekend!