Laboring to Rest
By Meggan Larson
I recently met a woman who was frantic about the fact that she wasn’t losing weight. She was doing everything she knew what to do to lose the weight but it just wasn’t coming off. I tried to calm her down because frankly the methods she was using were extreme. Shooting a hormone into your body that should only be present during pregnancy is a recipe for disaster in my opinion and I have seen much more harm come from it than good. The problem is that…
…this woman couldn’t hear me. After all of the years of success and failure she had gotten to a place of desperation so great that she couldn’t hear reason anymore. Choosing to be on a weight loss journey instead of a sprint makes a world of difference. Yes it can be challenging to watch the scale move slowly or not at all but that’s when pictures and measurements are your best friend. They cheer you on when the scale taunts you. It’s unhealthy to become obsessive about your weight (and yes, I’m preaching to the choir here!). It makes every outing, every holiday, every family BBQ a source of stress. If you’re obsessing about your weight then you either feel like you’re missing out not being able to eat what everyone else is, or you’re feeling massive guilt for eating what everyone else is. Is that fun for you? It’s not fun for me. Sometimes I just want to eat a big cob of corn and not feel like I’m going to see it show up in my thighs the next morning ya know?
If you’re at the place where you’ve become obsessive and you just aren’t sure what to do and where to turn then know that I’ve been there. Also know that I stand in a very different place than most health gurus. I do not believe the old adage of “calories in calories out”. I have followed all of the macros, calorie counting apps, etc and even when they’re saying I should have lost weight, I gained. But on the other hand, I’ve experienced freedom in eating what I want and having the occasional binge and I’ve lost weight. The secret I found was that my weight had so much more to do with than what I was eating. If you need help figuring out why you are struggling then I strongly urge you to check out this webinar coming up soon. It could be the difference between you slipping on that pair of size 2’s or staying in the same rut for another year. What have you got to lose? (Other than weight?) Happy Labor Day friends!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!