A lot of the encouragement I get from my family about trying to lose some weight involves reminding me I’ve done it before. After Jack was born, I not only lost the 25lbs I gained while pregnant, but another 25 lbs that I had packed on before getting pregnant. And yay me for doing that. My only question is, “does anyone remember how I did it?” Because I completely don’t. I remember that I had a plan, and that it involved exercise and a focus on diet and healthier/lower calorie meals, but that’s it. I don’t remember ever feeling hungry or deprived or like I would kill someone for a cookie, but I also don’t have a clue what it was I actually ate. So my chance of repeating seem slim given the fact that if I didn’t KNOW I’d lost the weight I would never believe I had ever tried. And while I’m not looking for tips from anyone in general – do any of my family members who read this remember hearing about what I was doing when I lost weight? Cause I seriously can’t remember, and I feel like I’m doing now what I would have been doing back then, but the weight is NOT coming off, so I’m wondering if the momentum and hormonal changes of just having a baby played a bigger role in my previous weight loss than I thought. Hrmmm.
update: I think this post is coming off like I am despondent or feeling hopeless about losing weight. So not true. Instead, it’s more like I woke up thinking, “hey I can totally do this, I’ll just follow the plan i used last time.” and the HONESTLY HAD NO IDEA WHAT THAT WAS. it was only two years ago, how can my memory be eroding that quickly?