Thought I’d give you an update on the “Fat Face” project. (since you are all my online accountability partners!) After 5 weeks of eating well and exercising regularly (30 minute walk)….I have lost 20 pounds and my face is not as puffy. 🙂 I have 10 pounds to go to reach “pre-baby” Daniel weight. Of course if I really want to reach the original “pre baby” weight (1988 before the first sweet baby….Michelle Jennae), I would need to lose an additional 30 pounds…whew!
As I was walking this morning…I was thinking about my body. (It is hard not to think about it when you are huffing and puffing at a fast pace) For 13 of the last 18 years I have either been pregnant or nursing. That leaves only 5 years….and not consecutive ones…where my body has had a chance to “recover”. The closest I have come to the pre-baby weight is within 10 pounds. (I’ll never get back the pre-baby body and that is a-ok with me!)
Although I would gladly welcome another baby into my life…at 45 years old, the chances are pretty great that my child bearing years have come to an end. Which leaves no more excuses to not getting my body back in the best possible 45 year old health and shape as possible.
So I will press on to the goal (and pass on those yummy brownies, delectable fruit tart, chips and dip and poppy-seed muffins not too mention my “candy coffee” love) knowing that it will take months of dedication, hard work, perseverance and sacrifice. (and even when the goals is met – it will take a lifetime of maintenance work) But the results will be worth it – better health, greater fitness and no “fat face”!