Friday, July 20, 2012

Perspective

I've been back on Weight Watchers for 5 weeks now, and I've lost 8-9 lbs.

This is good.

This is at a healthy pace.

This is slow enough that I know my loss isn't compromising my milk supply, and thereby, James' nutrition.

I am 30+ lbs less than I was at my highest pregnancy weight, and 7 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight.  So, to reach this only 9 weeks post partum is a huge success.  I know this.

And yet, knowing there are still 30 lbs to lose to reach my goal weight is daunting.  The end of October (when I hope to reach said weight) seems so far away, not to mention that I will be heading into the holiday season either trying to lose the last pounds, or trying to maintain a newly acquired goal weight.  Eek.

But.

BUT.

Something occurred to me earlier this week.

A year ago, I was getting ready to head out on vacation, and reflecting on that trip, I realized two things.  Well, three.  One, it was a wonderful trip. Two, I hated the way I looked in the few pictures I made it in to.  And three, and the point of this post, is that I weigh 20 lbs. less at the end of July 2012 than I did at the end of July 2011.

And that is a victory.

2 comments:

Tiff said...

Heck yes it is a victory (:

AND #4... YOU'RE GORGEOUS (: can't wait to see you.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

That is a victory, beautiful lady! Keep on keeping on!

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