Monday, February 15, 2010

Skewed Perception?

Because it has been multiple years since I have held a number on the scale as low as this one, I have begun to realize I have a bit of a skewed perception of my body. Even as the scale keeps decreasing and my clothes are getting smaller – I still make jokes and refer to myself as a “bigger” person.

I wonder when I will wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and think that the person staring back at me isn’t fat? And, if that never happens, does this become an obsession? Lead to an eating disorder? Or, have I clearly just been fixated with being overweight for so long that I am mentally certain I will never be “average” or dare I say “thin”?

I am pleased with my progress made in round two of Mamavation. For this, I am certain. As we are nearing the one-year birthday of my son Henry, I realized that I am almost 60 pounds down from the day I delivered him! 60 pounds! That is an amazing accomplishment in under a year! So, for that would make is just about 40 pounds since I applied for Mamavation near my 30th birthday!

How close am I to my ultimate goal? Less than 10 pounds. Right now, I am concentrating on one pound at a time. Taking each day at a time. Making each exercise and meal choice the right decision for me. Focusing on being fit and being healthy. And ultimately fighting off that skewed perception.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Slow and steady wins the race, right?

It seems like these last few pounds have some type of a deep attachment to me. Probably a deep attachment to my hips and abs!

I have been maintaining a one-pound/week weight loss since the beginning of January, for a total of 4.4 pounds down. That would be about 31 pounds since the beginning of October! The hardest part is just to keep reminding myself that a healthy lifestyle and weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. Fifteen pounds to go!

In the meantime, I am really excited to be partnered up with @LisaSamples on her #Mamavation journey. She is an amazing woman and I am thrilled to see her progress!

Together, we will tackle the challenges, sheds the pounds and tears and become friends on a journey to success!