I’m getting close to finishing my first round of edits on my WineCountryMom eBook. It’s been kind of cool to read through those old entries and see where we’ve traveled from – all the things I struggled through and overcame, and how much the kids have grown since then. It’s also pretty eye-opening to see the things I struggled with then – and still struggle with now.
Weight issues being one of them.
Granted, I’m not fat. I’d like to get a little slimmer and a bit more firm, of course. But we’re only talking 15 pounds, not 150 pounds. However, I think weight will always be my issue, whether I’m big or small.
The one thing I’ve discovered differently over the years, though, is how important it is to love yourself no matter what size you are. Our bodies are just our shells. Whether we’re fat or thin, who we are on the inside doesn’t change. You can lose all that weight on the outside, and still be that fat girl on the inside. If you can’t love yourself with a few extra pounds, you won’t magically love yourself when they’re gone.
I’m working on my next article for the newspaper, and think I’ll touch on this. But for now, here’s an excerpted peek into retro WineCountryMom, and one of the chapters of the upcoming blog eBook.
BATTLING THE BABY BULGE
I’ve been fighting the baby bulge. No, not the kind that you have when you are newly pregnant and possess a cute little bump that later turns into an adorable basketball on your tiny frame (uh, yeah, unless you’re me and even your ankles get a baby bump). I’m talking about the baby bulge you battle once the baby is already out. To be fair, I did just have a baby (eight years ago), so I can’t claim a Heidi Klum body anymore (stop laughing). But for the past year I have been trying different diets and exercises to lose the weight once and for all. And in one year I have lost (drumroll please)…..
Yes, that’s right. Only ten pounds. And do you know why? Because of yo-yo dieting. It’s getting ridiculous. I have pretty much lost and gained the same ten pounds more times that I can keep track of…
End of excerpt. Read the rest in the eBook “Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows“.