It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I could try to name off all the reasons but I’ll keep it simple. I’m a mom, it is back to school time, and my kids come first.
I was eating healthier, feeling healthier, and even my skin looked better. Things were going great. Then I hit 149 and got ahead of myself. I celebrated too soon, and before I knew it, I was back over 150. In fact, I went all the way back up to 155. Disappointing, I know. The same day I hit 149, I had a double cheeseburger for lunch and then went for Korean BBQ with my hubby as a result of an impromptu date night. I know. All bad. I can admit it. Trust me, I paid for it. After having given up red meat for the most part (except for the rare occasion) because my body does not digest it well, Indulging so heavily (and in one day at that) backfired big time. I became constipated, my right foot swole up. My face broke out. Everything I had worked so hard to attain went out the window. Oh well, Se la vie. Live and learn. No one is perfect and being so hard on myself won’t make a difference either. Haven’t I suffered enough?!
I am feeling much better and The journey continues. After a week of not feeling well at all, last Saturday morning, I woke up, made my special cleansing “brew” as my husband likes to call it, and got back on track. I won’t lie, we went to a birthday party that day and I did have pizza and cake. It was a birthday party and we were already late so I didn’t have time to eat beforehand It was also really good cake. Costco (the persistent culprit) makes great cakes!… I also had Fried Chicken that night. Doesn’t really sound like I’m doing a great job with my diet does it? Judge me if you may, but I’m happy with the results I am seeing so far. My brew worked, I lost lots of water weight, and I have been eating healthy since Saturday.
Remember at the start of my journey I said made it a goal to love my body at every stage? Well, I am. My body wasn’t too happy with me after eating all that beef though. I don’t blame her. That was rough. I believe that if you aren’t having fun on a diet, it won’t work. It’s not about how quickly you can lose the weight, it’s about taking the time to love and appreciate your body at every stage and enjoying the transition.
Here are my new goals:
Mind: Stay focused and do my best to make healthy choices 90% of the time. Pay no attention to the haters who want to point out the fact that I still have a little tummy (especially after I eat) because they are just haters who will always look for a flaw in others to make themselves feel better anyway. That’s their issue, not mine. I’ve been wearing my high heels almost every day, pulling out my dresses and wearing my positive attitude to set it off. I’ve really been feeling myself ya’ll, and it feels good! Even my oldest approves, “Ooh mommy, you look cute!” It really means so much coming from her, because she has no problem letting me know when I don’t.
Body: Well, after two weeks of being all over the place, I’m back at 151. So my goal remains the same. 2lbs a week. Hoping to finally reach 149 and hold this time.
Soul: I am in such a joyful place and I can’t really give one specific reason why. I feel so blessed and in so many ways that I can only be thankful and give all the glory to God because it can be hard sometimes to stay so positive, but God always finds a way to remind me that I have so much to be thankful for, and so little to complain about. Starting with the basics. “Thank you, God, for letting me rise to see another beautiful morning, and all of my loved ones as well. Amen.”
Here is another post for those of you who love the Fall & holiday Season as much as I do. Pull out the warm sweaters, start adding movies to your queue that you’ll want to watch while snuggled up under a blanket. Don’t you just want to buy Pumpkin anything?!?!?!
I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it! Nothing is easy but there’s a little fun to be had in everything.School is back in session!
The P.I. Mom