I'm going to start off this post with a sort of temper tantrum, if you will. I read a lot of blogs and unfortunately, I compare myself to every single other woman out there. It's a terrible habit that I'm trying to overcome, but it's a slow process. I know I've come a very long way. I've maintained a 100 pound loss, even with being pregnant for nine months. However, I'm really frustrated that I'm not wearing a smaller size. I have worn a size 14/16 for what seems like forever! I see these other women posting about being the same weight as me but wearing a single digit size! It's so frustrating. I know, I know...bodies are shaped differently and I'm short and squat and all the jazz, but I feel like my measurements should be going somewhere. *sigh*
However, I'm not 100% sure I'm taking my measurements correctly. As far as I know, I take them in the same place every time, but there hasn't been any movement in a very, very long time. Even though I'm not losing weight, I figured with running, my legs, calves and arms would be changing. I can see the change, but the measurements aren't showing anything.
|some of these places are not exactly where I measure|
I didn't track my calories yesterday since I was at work and ate a couple things that I wasn't sure of the calories. On days like that, I'm just trying to eat intuitively. I didn't over do it, which is unusual. Of course, I had the stomach issues, but it didn't stop me from eating. I tracked my calories today and so far, so good. It helps that it's my day off and I'm stuck at home and I'm left with whatever I can come up with in the house. We don't keep a lot of snacks on hand. Preston likes chips, which, depending on the kind, can be a binge food. Luckily, he understands that and is willing to keep my favorites out of the house. We do buy ice cream, snack cakes, pudding and stuff like that for the kids and Preston's lunch, but I am pretty good about staying away from those (although, I've been on an ice cream kick lately and it might be becoming a problem). I usually have popcorn or cereal around for my snack.