This week on EM:ME, Amber is asking for advice on how to stay healthy during pregnancy. Obviously, I have no advice on this topic so I’ll just skip to the part about progress. 😉
I wish I had something fun to report, but I don’t. I gained two pounds last week, and I still feel sick thinking about it. It was the first time I’ve gained since I began this journey in April. I know, I know…”it happens.” I suppose I had just gotten comfortable with the fact that I always lose when I step on the scale, but now I know that it can happen. And I hope it doesn’t happen again for a long, long time.
One of my stellar friends from the blogosphere said something today which has encouraged me tremendously. She said “I’m so glad I didn’t give up after a gain.” And it comforted me because I know I’ll get through this gain too. If losing weight was an easy thing to do, none of us would struggle with it, right? But if I persist, I know I’ll continue to see the positive results.
This week I have done my best to concentrate on the fact that I’ve already come so far. And most importantly, that through the ups and downs, I will continue moving forward. It’s not easy, but it is totally worth it. I have eaten well, exercised and looked at the bright side of things.
Speaking of which, an awesome thing happened this week which definitely reminded me how well I’m doing. I went to Kohl’s assuming that I still would not be able to wear their clothes yet, but I tried on six pieces just to see if I had gotten any closer to wearing them. And guess what…all six sweaters fit well! While it may not seem like a big deal to everyone, if you’ve ever been overweight then you understand why I found myself teary-eyed in the dressing room. It was such a accomplishment to walk into a regular department store(not a plus-sized only store) and walk out with new clothes. I feel like I’m one big step closer to my goal, and I’m looking forward to accomplishing more along the way.
I’m progressing, and though I wish it could be faster (don’t we all?) I have a smile on my face because I can honestly say that I’m a step closer today than I was yesterday. But, in all honesty, I hope to be a couple steps closer when I step on the scale Thursday. I’ll take it much harder if I show another weight gain this week though I don’t believe I will.
Now I’d like to know how you’re doing. If you want to join a supportive group of fantastic ladies just click on Amber’s blog
for details. Wish me luck on the scale tomorrow please! =) And wish Amber the best because she’s preggers now, and she definitely deserves to be as happy and glowing as she can be.