Growing Confidence – Shrinking Waistband – The First Weigh In.
In June last year I started a category on Common Chaos Chronicle titled ‘My Weight-loss Journey’.
I weighed in each week and although my weight-loss seemed slow, over 5 months I lost 14kgs.
Not a bad effort considering the very little amount of time I actually have to myself to focus on this type of thing.
With the loss of 14kgs came the long awaited surprise of me falling pregnant.
We had planned to have a baby but I had pretty much accepted the fact that perhaps it just wasn’t going to happen again.
Now I tell myself that my baby boy might just be the prize the universe gave me for the hard work I put in to lose the weight.
And who would I be to let the universe down after a gift like that???
But in all seriousness, I am looking at weight-loss with a whole new perspective these days.
Before, I wanted to lose weight to ‘fit in’ with people.
I wanted to be socially acceptable and not an embarrassment to anyone around me.
I wanted people to see me for who I really am, not just for the weight I carry around with me.
Now, I want to lose some more weight for no one else but for myself.
I’m dead set going to be selfish about it.
I want to buy new clothes that I like.
I want to feel great in my own skin.
I want to be healthier and fitter.
I want to be the person that I want to be, not the person I thought everyone else thought I should be.
I want to find the independent, confident Jac that I used to be several years ago.
So this morning I got on the Wii Fit Board and feared the worst.
I feared that because my pregnancy was high risk and I did little to no exercise whilst pregnant, I may have undone every last bit of my initial hard work.
I also knew how bad I have been eating since bringing baby Elijah home from hospital.
Snacks here, take-away there, chocolate by the block load…… then add no exercise on top of that as well…..
So there I stood in our lounge room with fear in my heart as my character on the screen flashed the numbers I was too scared to look at.
Measuring, measuring, measuring……..
Bang, I opened my eyes to discover I had lost 4.1kgs since getting on the Wii Fit Board 307 days ago….
WOO FREAKIN’ HOO
I got pregnant, did no exercise, ate junk and still did not undo any of my hard work.
There were definitely some angels watching over my waistline that’s for sure!
So I am taking that as my last chance, kick in the pants to get the ball rolling again.
This week I am going to aim for
* 3x 30min walks
* Healthier Food Choices
* Smaller Portion Sizes.
I cannot afford weight-loss programs or personal trainers. I am going to do as much as I can on my own from the basic knowledge I have learnt in the past.
I am not going to rush it, I want the weight to come off and stay off and when I fall off the wagon I’ll get right back on.
I hope that some of you might even join me, please feel free to let me know how your journey is going each week too.
Luv Jac oxoxo
PS. I am not going to write down figures in my blog posts as the numbers themselves really do upset me. They will be recorded each week and when I am comfortable with myself I will then share the numbers with you all. xox