Who would choose to be overweight? Who would want to struggle to reach their toes; shop in stores specifically for people who are heavier? I worked so hard for a long time to not feel weighed down by more than 100 extra pounds. It took time, focus and determination to get to the point where I could shop anywhere I wanted to and try on clothes without melting into a sweaty puddle on the floor of the fitting room; eventually leaving the store, praying the size 24 jeans I was leaving with would fit because I was just too exhausted to try on another pair.
Before I started on my weight loss journey I liked to blame my weight on my health. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I walk this very fine line between loosing and gaining. I could gain 10 pounds in a week. They claim simple science of 3,500 calories equaling a pound but with PCOS, that isn’t always the case. I could gain 3 pounds by going over my daily calories by a couple hundred a couple days in a row. I used that was an excuse. I choose to let that get in my way and then I choose not to.
Here I am, making the same choice, making excuses. I’m not ready, I just had a baby 3 weeks ago, my hormones are still out of whack, I’m sleep deprived, it takes so much effort, and on and on I could go. But the truth is I’ll be saying the same thing 3 weeks from now. I’m still in a smaller size than I was when I started this process but not far from it. I promised myself I would never see a size 18 on my body again, but today, that is what I’m wearing, telling myself it is only because I just had a baby and I’ll get out of that size in no time. That’s so true, but unless I make a choice, I’ll only be leaving the size 18’s to squeeze into a 20. It’s time to make a choice for my children and for myself. I refuse to set the example I set for so many years, I will not avoid taking pictures with my babies because I feel like a flabby mess. I will get back to where I was, I just need to make that choice.