Raise your hand if you ate too much over the holiday weekend and you're still feeling bloated on Thursday. I'm hesitantly raising my hand over here! I finally looked at the scale today and it wasn't good. I gained a couple pounds over the holiday weekend. I went from 235 lbs. to 238 lbs. I could definitely tell, too.
Physically, I have been feeling the worst of the worst lately. I just feel unhealthy. Once you have experienced the rewards of exercise and eating healthier, it's easy to miss when it's not there. I miss feeling lighter on my feet. I miss waking up and walking down the stairs without pain.
My goal of losing weight is not all about looking better, it's truly about feeling healthier. Do I want to look and feel good in my pre-pregnancy clothes again? Sure, I do; but more so, I want to just plain feel healthy again.
This week, I have been making healthy meals and sticking within my calorie ranges. I have been drinking more water and have been going for walks with my husband in the evenings. This week isn't going to be perfect, though. My husband surprised me yesterday with a sitter for Piper and a date night planned for Friday. I am striving for progress, not perfection, and even though I will be eating out for dinner tomorrow, I have definitely been making progress this week!