Weight is something I have struggled with most of my life. I am such a short person that my body requires very few calories–which makes it challenging to eat the foods that I enjoy and stay at a healthy weight.
Five years ago, I was overweight and very unhappy. I made some big changes in my diet and started exercising. I lost 30 lbs, and felt great! I kept the weight off for over a year, and then put on 10-15 lbs of what I like to call “relationship weight.” Then I got pregnant. I ate really healthy food while I was pregnant, but unfortunately ate huge portions and drank a ton of milk and was way above where I should have been calorie-wise. I gained a little over 50 lbs. I lost 10 while in the hospital delivering my son, and then another 20 during the first 3 months due to breastfeeding. It took over a year, but I finally lost all of the baby weight and only have about 5-10 lbs to go to get down to my ideal size! So exciting!
I know weight loss is something a lot of women struggle with. Some of the things that I find challenging are:
Saying no when offered food (when I’m not hungry/or it’s too many calories)
Staying prepared in advance
Not eating what my fiance or my son is eating
Counting calories (it can get old, fast!)
Finding new things to eat that are healthy/low-cal when I get bored
Exercising (hate it)
Having to many “cheat” days/moments
What do you struggle with? Do any of these struggles sound familiar?