I wanted to throw a BEFORE picture out there, because I know that making this picture public is sure to be pretty powerful motivation. 






I am so excited about getting back into the swing of things.  It is strangely comforting to be in control of my food intake again.  I am missing some of my favorite foods, but overall I feel good about this effort. I don’t know why staying on track is so hard, because I always am much more intent on enjoying each bite when I know I have a limited quantity. 

This Mamavation Monday I don’t have a scale update, since my first weight-in is Wednesday.  However, I can tell you that I have several non scale victories this week.  As I gain control over my eating habits, I become considerably more mindful in all areas of my life.  This week things just felt like they were coming together for me.  I have felt a little more caught up with the house, with the kids, and I READ A WHOLE REAL SIMPLE…cover to cover…and it was the current issue too.