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.