I wanted to only write about my goals today until I read the posts by Jenn and Shelley. I can definitely relate to the negative thought patterns and poor body image. At my lowest adult weight (which was 15 pounds below my Weight Watchers goal), I didn't look any different to myself. I always thought I looked fat.
This morning I received an email from someone I used to date, though we haven't communicated in months. It was a link to a New York Times article titled, “Study Says Women With Mate Get Heavier.” He knew I have weight worries and perhaps thought that would be an easy way to take a jab at my new marriage. What the message really made me consider is that if everyone else knows the extent to which I worry about weight, I probably dwell on it way too much.
I had my fifth baby over seven weeks ago. My first goal is to get a battery for my scale. I have heard that a person should weigh weekly while trying to lose, but she should weigh daily when trying to maintain. That advice makes sense to me.
My next goal is to get to back to my pre-baby weight, which means I should lose 10 pounds. Unfortunately, my pre-baby weight is about 16 pounds over what I'd like to weigh. I also want to get back into running (ok, jogging) and start with a 5k this spring/summer.
Thank you, everyone, for sharing your experiences...it's comforting and motivating.