If you've been paying attention to my weight ticker lately, you may have noticed that it hasn't been moving. Actually, if I was being completely honest, it should've been moving in the opposite direction. But I didn't want to move it backward, so I've just been leaving it as is. I'm not sure exactly what's been going on. When I started running again a few weeks ago, I dropped a few pounds pretty quickly. I was hoping that trend was going to continue. However, the last little while I've been yo-yoing back and forth with those pounds that I had initially lost. Maybe I'm gaining muscle from the running?? I know, that sounds a bit like wishful thinking. I think, though, that I really need to pay more attention to what I'm eating. It's good that I've been getting somewhat-regular exercise (lately I've been getting on the treadmill about 3 times a week), but I've got to step it up with the food. I have a tendency to snack, and I don't always pick the best foods to snack on. I've noticed that I've also been slacking off with what I give Annika to snack on. I used to always make sure she had healthy (or at least healthy-ish) snacks, but lately, she's had a lot of sweets and treats. When I lost weight 2 summers ago, one of my tricks was to only eat what Annika was eating. Not necessarily the same amount, but the same foods. It worked because I was feeding her healthy stuff. I think we need to get back to that, and make sweets only an occasional treat.
Honestly, I'm not overly dissatisfied with my weight right now. When I look in the mirror, I see areas that need improvement, but in general I'm pretty happy. Even at my current weight, I'm still almost 20 lbs lighter than before I got pregnant with Annika. However, it's the 2 pairs of pants in my closet that I can't fit into yet (at least not comfortably), that make me want to drop a few more pounds. And I'd like to say that I've lost all the baby weight from my pregnancy with Emmett. Although, I realize that I may not be able to get back (and stay) at that pre-Emmett-pregnancy weight again. At least maybe not for a little while. When I was at my lowest, I was exercising at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (and getting a good night's sleep every night), and that just may not be possible at this point in my life. But I'll do what I can, and hopefully still be able to shed a few more pounds. Hopefully soon that ticker will be moving (in the right direction!) again.