Since mid August I've been at this place, and obviously I have more to lose. I know that several things have been going on, like the busyness of planning two weddings, and Tim starting his business. I have eaten more cross over type meals due to convenience. This does not help weight loss.
I sometimes feel frustrated because "I could be down more pounds," but at least I haven't gained it back! And though I have not lost inches in the hip/lower belly area for a while, I have lots inches everywhere else!
Today I will begin to do some toning exercises, and some deep stretching exercises. It's time to strengthen this core that has been allowed to be lax and that has been stretched through carrying 6 babies.
I do have degeneration of the facets on the back side of the spine, in the lower portion of my back. This is painful at times so I am trying to be careful to not cause more pain.
The other thing I am doing is making meals from the cookbook, which ensures that I am eating 'on plan.' This is very helpful. However I feel as if my biggest need is to plan ahead. Make snacks and treats ahead and keep them in the fridge or freezer for easy access. That will keep me from choosing something not on plan or something that doesn't help with weight loss.
Emma gets married in 7 weeks. Hopefully I'll be trimmer, through toning and weight loss by then!