Hi there! Sorry, haven't done this in a while! Things have been so busy with work and the LO, but then I had a bit of a health scare this weekend that reminded me how important this health journey is and I'm going to get back on the wagon of making it a priority. (Long story short, I've had weird feelings of numbness in my arms, face and pinky toes so I went into urgent care and my blood pressure was SKY HIGH - like 168/86. I normally have low blood pressure, so it was a shock. Drs are still trying to figure out what's causing the numbness, they did an EKG to rule out heart problems and they're checking my thyroid and a couple other things, but yeah, I have had to put my health front and center. I've been letting work, stress and taking care of Rose be the only things that matter, and I haven't been prioritizing proper diet or rest.)
Anyway, back on the wagon with a renewed focus - not just about calories in and out, but eating mostly veggies, fruit and unprocessed meats, and reducing stress, while increasing gentle exercise. In good news, I lost another pound without focusing on it very much the last two weeks, and I still could get to my goal of under 200 by end of year. And I've lost 12 pounds since starting this check in, which is good.
How are you ladies doing? Is anyone else struggling as much as I am with stress and making your own health a priority?
Stats: SW: 215 CW: 203 Mini goal - 199 by end of year Pre Preg: 185 Long term: 150