(Ha ha...it’s funny because there is such thing as an actual goal post...in football...anyone?)
Anyway...as you can tell, I have big and exciting news...
I AM AT GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I almost can’t believe it. I’ve been waiting and wanting to get here for almost FIVE YEARS – sure, two pregnancies got in the way, but let’s be honest and recognize that those really had very little to do with my problem. My real problem was that I was eating too much and not exercising enough – and no amount of whining and self-loathing was helping me to stop.
Want to know why?
Besides loving bad, evil, greasy and sugary food (and also sitting on the couch), I also had this weird, awful voice inside of my head telling me that I just couldn’t do it. Which is especially silly, seeing as I once lost almost 40 pounds and kept it off for awhile. But I just couldn’t allow myself to believe that I could do it again.
But, after reading Mama Laughlin's blog,Mama about a mother with the same start weight and kids the same age as mine, I realized how wrong I was. I quickly shut up that voice inside of my head, re-joined my favourite gym, and really got serious about paying attention to what I ate.
And I am SO glad that I did.
I lost 42 pounds, went down several pant sizes, and gained an invaluable amount of self-respect.
I feel like ME again.
Also....In other news, here is our pumpkin from Hallowe’en. Who else is impressed with my husband’s carving skills?