Now, seriously, it seems to me that losing weight should be an "Everlasting Gobstopper" kind of thing--to paraphrase Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory--"once is enough for anybody." Unfortunately, for me (& I know for many others) it's more of an irritating rerun that keeps playing again & again & again...
So amid all the changes & strangeness of the months ahead, amid all of life that is beyond my control, I'm taking back my health. Losing pounds & inches, gaining control & confidence (& the wardrobe I grew out of during pregnancy!). I'll be SugarBusting; it worked for me before, slow but sure, & I'm going to trust it again. This time, though, I'm giving myself some additional structure with a journal for jotting down my eating (I am waaay too inclined to cheat!!), counting water intake (a must, especially as long as I am nursing), & logging my Walk Away the Pounds miles.
The other "gain" I'm taking on (& once again, not for the first time) is prayer. I've been noticing lately how often needs & concerns arise, & I am painfully quick to say "I'll pray for you," & then forget about it two seconds later. So as long as I had out my Bind It All today, I put together a little journal for prayer needs & thanksgivings, as well as my "get well, stay well" book for healthly living. If I can get in the "jotting down" habit, I think both of these can be small steps toward a healthier outer & inner life.
(P.S. Thanks Jean for the Bind It All b'day gift, & for sharing this tutorial that helped me make my first books!)