Extreme Makeover: Me Edition Family Future weight loss

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

Time feels as though it has been flying for me in the last few weeks so I can’t believe it’s already time for EM:ME. And while the topic is not geared towards me today, I plan to answer anyway.

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This week, Amber asks,
“How are you being a healthy role model for your children?”
This topic is moot because I don’t have children. But the truth is that one (of many) reasons I’ve chosen to live a healthy lifestyle is because I want to be prepared for the future and the possibility that I will have a family.
When I started law school I wasn’t really interested in having children, and the more people talked about it the less interested I became. And I still don’t have an overwhelming desire to have children now, but it does come to mind from time to time. And the hard truth is that I would not have a child now.
If I did, I would likely have a terribly hard pregnancy and worse, I’d be the mommy who is too heavy to ride down the slide with my baby. And I will NOT be that person. I know beautiful women who do it, but I would not be happy that way.
Luckily for me, I’m not married yet either. I do see that happening in the not-so-distant future though so it’s nice to know that my weight won’t keep me from starting a family if the time becomes right. 🙂
Progress continues to be steady, and as always, I hop you’ll wish me luck on my weigh-in tomorrow. Last week I lost over 4 pounds. If only I could lose that much every week. ::sigh::
I have been on my exercise bike a lot again this week, and I hope to see the fruits of my labor tomorrow.  Speaking of fruits…I have been lazy about eating fruits and veggies in the last few weeks. I usually eat about 9 servings per day, but I have not come close to that lately so I will step it up starting now.
Now I would like to know how everyone else is doing. If you’d like to join a group of supportive and beautiful women on our journeys into better health, just click here.
Have a happy Wednesday friends!

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  • Reply
    Connie Weiss
    September 10, 2009 at 4:09 am

    I think I'm finally getting sick of eating the same fruits and veggies of summer. I have been lax too and I can't get a good avocado now to save my life!

    You are doing great! Can't wait to see what the scale says for you this week.

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog today…it helps so much!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    September 10, 2009 at 5:56 am

    I'm in the mood for them so I'll buy them tomorrow. 🙂 I will branch out more, I think…:)

    And thanks..I hope it says something good. 🙂

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    September 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I was the same way…I wanted to be healthy BEFORE I had kids, and I actually did that before having Isaiah. However, the 72 pounds I lost on WW before I got pregnant were all gained back during and after my pregnancy. So, here I am again…trying to get healthy!

    You're doing great! Hope you had a good weigh-in today!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    September 10, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Jenny – The important thing is that you're doing it. 🙂

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