Last week I weighed in at 174.2, and today...
- A healthy rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week, but a nursing mom will generally lose slower than this.
- When beginning a workout program many people gain weight in the beginning due to extra water in your cells and because muscle weighs more than fat.
I may not like the extra baby weight still hanging around, but I do like that I lost an inch off my waist this week. I've definitely got a waist. Just too many curves below it.
I'm trying to forgive a few things, because I'm being too hard on myself. I mean, I haven't really exercised since college. And I did have a baby 2 months ago. I can't expect my body to magically become what I want it to. This week, in addition to continuing to eat more fruit and vegetables, my new goal is to be patient: to not cheat and measure or weigh myself during the week, to stay calm and just let this weight loss happen. If I gain weight one week, it's not the end of the world, it just means I have to re-evaluate. If I only lose .2 pounds, I can't lose hope, because every loss is really a gain. If I lose 5 pounds, I can't celebrate because I'm probably not being healthy enough. Balance, control and patience. Three things I am not good at. But we'll see.