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Off the wagon and into a hole.

March 23, 2013

I completely fell of the “healthy” wagon since my last blog in December.  I struggled through the holiday season and into January.  I had a very hard time getting motivated to do much of anything.  I was struggling not only with activity, but with a lot of anger.  I was exhausted!  Being the mom of an infant, I was convinced I would never ever ever ever sleep again.  I was only getting about 1-2 hours at a time with a cumulative of maybe 3 or 4 hours at night.  My little one was having a few health issues and it was hard for her to sleep for long periods of time.  She was also eating small quantities but frequently (due to GERD).  My nights and days were turning into chaos and I was beginning to drown.  I finally mumbled the words “postpartum depression” and gave my OB a call.  After discussing with her what was happening, she helped me realize that this is normal and it was ok to ask for help.  My husband got on board and was helping out much more and trying to offer me more opportunities to sleep.  Finally, once the baby turned about 5 months old, I started seeing a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.  Ladies and gents, PPD is a very real thing and should be discussed and handled.  Once I could see a twinkle of a light, I ran as fast as I could to it and held on for dear life.  I was coming out of the hole!  The baby was healthier, I was sleeping more, and I finally had the motivation to start exercising and dieting again.  After all, I still had that pesky thyroid weight to get off (see first post).  


In February, I quit paying for the weight loss program I had been using and signed up for a free calorie counter app that allows your friends to join and be a part of your weight loss program (accountability is a big deal for me).  It is now mid-March and I am down 8.5 pounds and back to running!!  I did drop 20 pounds off the stroller when the baby got big enough to ride along without having her car seat attached to the jogger.  Boy, that made a huge difference!!!  We started running 4-5 times a week and started staying home more often in the afternoons.  I made my exercise a priority again, knowing that it was good for me mentally and physically.  


Tomorrow morning I will be running “a long run” and am excited that I am getting back on the wagon and running towards the light.  Happy running and happy weekend!

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