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Me Want It… But Me Wait & The Healthy Mama Link-up

Oh self control.  I’ve been sick lately and even since I got better I have had zero control.  Time to reign things in again.  And learn a little from Cookie.

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Stuck in your head?  You’re welcome 🙂  I’m sorry.  But that’s kind of how I feel lately, especially about cookies.  And yet I’m trying to reign it in.  I have 10 pounds of baby weight to lose still.  Back when I did the Daniel Plan I got down to only 5 pounds to go until my pre-baby weight, but then life and a lack of self-control happened.  So here we are, 10 pounds to go to get to my pre-baby weight.  And you know what?  I can do it.

I know that I can do this because I have done it before.  After I had my older son I lost the baby weight and 10 additional pounds.  Let me also stop here for just a minute to encourage some of you mamas out there and say that it’s never too late.  I have read that you “should” lose the baby weight in the first 9 months or you probably won’t lose it.  I didn’t lose all of my baby weight until my son was 20 months old.  Don’t ever give up!


8 Weeks Postpartum

me in a red shirt

This is after losing all the weight plus 10 pounds. Sorry, this is not the best shot but it’s the only one I had… so I had to crop out all the kids at my son’s 2nd birthday party. I was actually already 12 weeks pregnant with my second son.

The circumstances may be different this go around (I have 2 kids, I’m 2 years older, my body has no been through 2 pregnancies) but I am still me and I am still capable, I just need to get my head back in the game.

Everyone is different, but for me weight loss is like running.  When my head is in it, I can be disciplined and choose to control my body rather than having it control me.  Pretty much the entire time I run my body tries to tell me to stop.  I hate running.  But I also love it.  I love that I can tell my body what it can do… I love willing it to keep going, even when I want to stop.  I also love what running does to my body, the results.  But when my head isn’t on right, I loose focus and my body can convince me to stop.  I give in to its demands to stop because it just sounds so good.

Food is the same way for me.  When I worked to lose the baby weight before I not only exercised, I also had to diet.  And as tempting and good as many of my favorite foods sound, I need to abstain from them or at least eat much less than I would like in order to see the results that I want.  “Me want it… but me wait.”


In order to keep myself accountable I’ll be checking in each Wednesday as part of a new series I’m calling “Healthy Mama” and I’d like you to join me!  The series will feature an update on my progress and an opportunity to link-up your posts too.  Anyone else out there trying to lose some baby weight?  Or any weight?  Feel free to link up posts about weight loss, healthy eating, and fitness.  You don’t have to be a mama to link-up either.

healthy mama challenge


Friday 3rd of October 2014

Great idea for a link up! I think you are on the right track....keep the focus on being healthy and not so much on the number on the scale. You can do it but give yourself time and definitely don't be too hard on yourself.


Friday 3rd of October 2014

Thank you! I'm definitely giving myself time because I know that small, gradual changes usually work out very well.


Thursday 25th of September 2014

Love this, so true! I feel the exact same way about running, total love/hate relationship! I used to just hate it, but I just started getting out there and enjoying the outdoors and really enjoying running! And for the same reasons you mentioned, I love how I am telling my body what it will do, not the other way around!

I know exactly what you mean about having your head in the game as far as self control, eating right, and exercise! It makes all the difference!


Friday 26th of September 2014

I'm so glad you're enjoying running. I really need to get back into it.

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Mary Martha Mama