Finally! A sunny day and not a cloud in the sky! It’s still cold though…28° Fahrenheit when the kids and I left the house this morning. It’s supposed to hit 70 this weekend, so I am hopefully spring is (finally) on its way.
I am reminiscing today. Kody turns 2 tomorrow. I can hardly believe my sweet little boy is 2! I had rough pregnancies…no health concerns but I was extremely uncomfortable. I carried very low. I wish I had a picture handy to share. Each baby got lower and by the time I was pregnant with Kody, he was practically hanging out by my knees. Okay, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I carried low. Plus he was a big baby at just 2 ounces shy of 10 pounds. It was very painful to walk. I was so incredibly uncomfortable from about 4 months on! Needless to say, I was thrilled when he was born and ecstatic to put my child-bearing days behind me.
I have been struggling – again – the past week. The next week will also be tough with Kody’s birthday tomorrow, and Allison’s next Tuesday. Then we are done with birthdays until next year, so at least I won’t have that temptation to deal with.
Instead of letting myself get bogged down by my struggles, I am focusing on the positive things. I think it’s important that I keep the big picture in mind. I AM making progress. It’s easier to put on socks and shoes than it was 15-20 pounds ago. I AM making progress. Yes, I already said that, but I need to remember it.
Actually, I have made a lot of diet changes. I don’t buy many processed foods anymore and rarely cook pasta. I am eating more fruits and vegetables. I never ate much fast food, but I couldn’t tell you the last time I ate it. It’s that darn sugar that is my biggest weakness.
I AM making progress.
I have resisted counting Weight Watcher’s point, calories, carbs, etc. But I think it’s time I suck it up and just do it. I have success with both WW and counting calories. So I am going back to using my sparkpeople.com account where I can log my food for free. I will still eat as clean as possible, but it’s time to take the next step and be aware of how many calories I’m really consuming.
When I logged into sparkpeople yesterday, I noticed it had been a year since I recorded my weight. I am down 10 pounds (roughly, depending on the day) from this time last year. While it’s not nearly as much as I’d like it to be, I am happy I’m not heavier.
I AM making progress.
Thank you for sticking with me while I try to figure out what works best for me. Some of you are probably wondering when I’ll get into my groove and make some significant progress. Ha! I know I am wondering that exact thing! I know it is cliché, but this is exactly why so many people call this a weight loss journey.
Do you count points, calories, or something else? What works best for you?