When I was about 12, I had a History teacher who gave his students this advice when writing: "Use the K.I.S.S. method." Keep It Simple, Stupid. I'm starting to feel like I need to adopt this same method when it comes to getting rid of baby weight. When I look at the big picture, losing 30+ pounds seems like such a daunting task. It can get overwhelming and frustrating, but I need to keep it simple.
I've lost about 15 pounds since early February. I'm happy that I'm making progress, but I'm also a little frustrated that I haven't done more. Then, yesterday, it hit me. It's time to get back to basics. Cutting out every carb under the moon might speed up weight loss, but, for me, it's not practical for the long term. I'm going to keep it simple: work on short term goals, and focus on counting calories and exercise. That's it.
I know there are a lot of other moms who read this blog that are also trying to lose weight. It doesn't matter if you've been watching your weight since you were 13, like me, or dieting for the first time, it is tough. Everyone is different, but it's always nice to know someone else is going through a similar situation. I'm completely content knowing that my weight loss isn't going to happen overnight. Fifteen pounds is a big accomplishment, and if in another few months, I've lost another 15 pounds, I will be thrilled. But, for now, I'm keeping it simple and taking it one day at a time.