I will not be an official blogger on PriorFatGirl.
I am still a Future PriorPriorFat Girl!
My healthiness journey started several months before I nominated myself to be the next Future PriorFatGirl Mom and I fully intend to continue on with my journey.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I had a setback. I had an ovarian hemorrhagic cyst rupture which caused me mountains of pain not to mention a medically required break from exercise. It knocked me off my wagon and I find myself straggling behind now to catch up. Tack on my birthday (i.e. mass amounts of alcohol) and and a wedding this weekend and my busy life is now getting in the way too.
I'm struggling. I'm gaining (1 lb last week and this week isn't look any more promising). Needless to say, I'm not happy with myself.
However, I'm trying not to be so hard on myself.
Part of my treatment is to be on birth control. Well, ladies, many of you probably know what that can do to your body. I'm trying to deal with all the new side effects and for me, one of them is carbs/sweets cravings. Easter was a huge issue for me as I gave into those cravings. The good news is that I am very conscious of all my decisions. I KNOW in my head that I shouldn't be eating certain things. I KNOW that I need to track (which I haven't been doing a good job of). I KNOW that I need to exercise, even just a little.
What amazes me is how important it is in my weight loss attempt to incorporate both diet and exercise. I cannot do one without the other as they both so intricately weave into my success. I am slowly getting back into my 5K training and I am still so determined to run the entire time on May 22nd. I started over with week 1 so I could allow my body some healing time as well as to get back into the exercise groove. I think it was the right thing to do. I have my good days and bad days with BC side effects and I just need to be a better listener to my body as well as be strong enough to be able to push the cravings aside and just say no.
Once this wedding weekend is over, I will finally be able to focus entirely on my weight loss without so many distractions (kinda funny to say that when there is a TODDLER running around... there are ALWAYS distractions).
This just goes to show how truly tough the journey is to lose weight!! I'm not giving up!