Where’s My Megaphone?!

I’ve been really good about not letting the scale impact my life recently … and, in fact, have been so good that I’ve avoiding it completely!

Truth be told, I just didn’t care to see the number. My pre-pregnancy clothes (albeit not my pre-pre-pregnancy clothes) all fit again and that was a better gauge than the scale.

So imagine my surprise when, after a month of going over my WW Points and not stepping on the scale, I found myself seeing a number that was 1.6 lbs BELOW my pre-pregnancy weight at the doctor’s office last week — a number which was further confirmed on my home scale.

Now, don’t get me wrong … I am definitely not thin and of course with some work could be lean and  toned … (and am 10 lbs away from my body’s comfortable/natural/maintainable weight and size) but I am, on the whole, happy with my body. Happy with myself. Yea, I said it — where’s my megaphone?!

And as any woman who just had a baby understands, I’m shopping for the body I have, not the body I had. This weekend I went outlet shopping with a good friend and only got Maya a dress, pair of sneaks, and a pair of shorts. (Anyone who knows me in real life knows I have a shopping obsession for this kid — thanks to my mom’s [bad!] influence ;)!) … and instead of really splurging on her, treated myself to a whole bunch of new things for work.

For as much as I adore shopping for Maya and my priorities have changed, it felt awesome to buy for me again — and felt even better to put on one of my new purchases for work today (a cardigan).

And now that I’m finally over my illness (tonsillitis) and Maya is over her illness (double ear infection) I think we’ll be up for another long walk tonight.


8 thoughts on “Where’s My Megaphone?!

  1. I loooove shopping for Nate. I couldn’t even tell you the last time I bought as much for myself as I buy for him. I never thought I’d be the sort who’s like, “Well, I have clothes to cover myself with; I don’t really *need* anything new.” Except I’m realizing the majority of my clothes are 3+ years old… soon I actually will *need* new clothes, go figure. Funny how it gets harder to shop for yourself… and great how it then gets to feel like a great treat when you do.

    Congrats on your light and peace of mind. Sounds like you’re in a great place. 🙂

  2. Congrats on your progress – both physical and emotional! And the cardigan looks adorable on you. 🙂

  3. congrats lissa on feeling good about yourself!! life doesn’t revolve around a scale number or a size or any of that jazz. keep shouting it!

  4. So happy for you! You have such an awesome attitude. You look great and you seem very happy.

    I struggle with the scale myself. I set a goal to stay off of it for the month of June and it’s so liberating for me. I do think about stepping on but I noticed just how much less I have negative thoughts about myself.

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