So, I have a confession to make. I am slipping! Or rather, I’ve slipped.
A year ago, I was flying high because I had lost 70 pounds on My Fitness Pal. I loved that site. It’s free and easy to use – what’s not to like! 😉
Once I downloaded the app, I was hooked. I logged everything I ate. It worked and in six months, I’d lost all the baby weight AND then some.
On my birthday last year I was AT my goal weight. This is me on almost exactly a year ago – this picture was taken on September 7, 2012 – my birthday last year!
In a year, I’ve gained back about 15-20 pounds. Okay, 18 pounds…but who’s counting?! Ha!
For me, it’s not about getting to a “certain number” on the scale. It’s about feeling healthy, vibrant, and having the energy to chase after my children ALL DAY LONG.
I want to feel as great as I did when I took that picture. Something has GOT to change.
So, what happened…how did I slip?
Well, first…I got comfy. I got comfy in my yoga pants and my little extra piece of chocolate after dinner, and why yes – I’ll have an extra helping here and there type of thing. For me, it doesn’t take much. A few extra hundred calories/day, and in a week or two, that adds up to a pound. In a year, one pound turns into eighteen.
It frustrates me that I am still struggling with my weight after all these years. I wish I were one of those naturally skinny people who forget to eat (hey – I’m married to one of those – haha).
But being upset or wishing things were different isn’t going to make it so. I’ve got to get honest with myself and start logging everything again. That’s where I got into trouble before…I was sort of logging my food. I would log until dinner, then eat whatever I wanted after the girls went to bed. Ha! Can you tell why that was a recipe for disaster?
We can do this together…I know we can! 🙂