Don’t you think it is absolutely freezing cold out there? Not the day to be getting naked!
However, after all that festive feasting, it is a Monday and time to really get into healthy eating. So I am getting back into that habit of getting weighed on Mondays. I take off all my clothes, part of my little ritual.
Last year, I went down 3 dress sizes in about 3 months. It can be done. I did not think I could do it and if you read my posts from last September, you will see that I am telling you the truth.
I would like to drop at least 2 more sizes. I actually believe I can do it if I put my mind to it.
I got weighed a little later than usual this morning. Last year, I learned that weighing scales can play really silly tricks and are often inaccurate. I learned to concentrate far more on how my clothes were fitting and to celebrate when my trousers and knickers fell off. Today, the scales tell me I have put on 5 pounds in the month that I have really relaxed too much on the healthy eating front. They will probably tell me something different tomorrow but then I don’t jump on them every day now. My clothes are fitting the same from what I can tell so everything is fine.
In 2011, I also measured myself and saw the inches disappearing slowly but surely.
The weird thing is that you do not get used to being that bit smaller immediately. You won’t believe that the size 16 is not really a size 30. The mind plays funny tricks on you. You look sort of narrower and that also feels strange. You don’t look like you did and that takes some getting used to even when you know you have much more to lose.
Anyway, taking part in #mumentum over on the New Mum Online blog last year helped so I hope to check in weekly on the weight loss journey in 2012. My own Groovy Mums initiative helped tonnes too. Peer support is a very effective thing.
Did anyone see the coverage of eating disorders on This Morning today? I want to take time to think about the matter in more detail. It is vital that our own healthy eating journeys do not result in us damaging our daughters. The diet culture is dangerous. I feel uncomfy when I see vulnerable people being rejected from a breakfast telly initiative as if obesity is just a laugh. We have lots of women worrying that their boob implants are faulty due to recent events. Why did they have them in the first place? In how many cases was this down to some male or society view of how women should look? Is it worth dying to look the right way? So there is lots to think about.
For now, I commit to healthy eating and more exercise. Let’s see how I get on.
Four months ago, I thought if I revealed my weight, people would hate me and stop reading my blog. It wasn’t true. It was just one of those silly things that negative self-talk will say.
If you are on a journey towards health, I wish you all the best.
Now go and check out some other weight loss journeys here http://newmumonline.blogspot.com/2012/01/mumentum-monday-blog-hop-for-mums.html
Originally posted 2012-01-16 12:55:08.