Dear reflection..

reflection of mrsshilts

As I stand here looking at my reflection, I’m really disappointed. I’m really sorry, I’ve let you down. You’ve had quite a journey over the last 18 months. You’ve lost weight with all the dieting and losing a pound short of five stone, you looked brilliant. You looked healthy and when you smiled, it was genuine. You looked really happy.

Physically you’ve shrunk quite a few sizes. Then you’re waist expanded over a number of months. You had an excuse, you carried a baby, an actual baby, an 8lb 6oz bundle of joy but it’s been six months now since the baby arrived and you are quite a bit heavier than when you started. I know you’ve had major surgery and that wasn’t really the plan but it happened and you have to deal with it. The scar is healing, I know there are days when it’s still sore but it’s time to move on.

I want to look back my reflection and smile. I want to look back and think yes, you look good today. I don’t want to look at you to be honest, I can’t keep ignoring you and expecting you to look good in clothes that in reality aren’t really your style. You need to have photographs taken with your son showing more than just your neck and face, you need them to look back on in years to come.

It’s time to change. It’s time to get serious and make an effort to shift the weight and get healthy. It’s time to get back on plan, get your trainers on and get out there.

You can do it! You’ve got too, I’ll be with you every step of the way

MrsShilts x

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  • Reply Fauvette 20/08/2013 at 10:50 pm

    Beautiful lady I am also with you every step of the way xxxx

    • Reply mrsshilts 20/08/2013 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you Fauv, have signed up to WW this evening! I’m on it :) xx

  • Reply Hayley 21/08/2013 at 2:09 am

    I could have written this myself – I feel the same way.

    I wasn’t happy with my weight before the baby but now its just snowballing and I NEED to stop fannying around and actually do something about it.

    I also worry about the pictures to look back on – and I worry about him being embarrassed about my weight when he’s at school age coz other kids can be mean, I worry about being too fat to go on rides with him at the fair etc – I really want to take charge and do something about it.

    I hope we both can.

    Sparkles & Stretchmarks – UK Based parenting blog

    • Reply mrsshilts 21/08/2013 at 9:08 am

      Good luck Hayley, it’s realisation and a photograph of two that’s done it for me. We can do it! x

  • Reply Lauren (@laurenbigeejit) 21/08/2013 at 4:50 pm

    Lots of love to you – with you every step xxxxxx

  • Reply Bryher Hill 21/08/2013 at 9:02 pm

    You know you can do this.

  • Reply Jen @mymummyspennies 24/08/2013 at 1:57 am

    What a heartfelt post that really resonates with me, I too feel like I have let my body down and I don’t have the excuse of small baby. You are a beautiful lady as you are but if you are not happy with that then you CAN make the changes and you will have lots of support xx

  • Reply Marissa Coltman (Little Rascal Reviews) 24/08/2013 at 6:35 pm

    Good on you! I’ve also been trying to lose the baby weight (again) but have lost enthusiasm somewhat but have vowed to get back on track after hols as I definitely am not liking what I’m seeing at the moment x

  • Reply Verily Victoria Vocalises 25/08/2013 at 10:02 pm

    What a great way to talk to yourself and give yourself some motivation. It will be interesting to see how you talk to your shadow in a few months time. good luck with it all. Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

  • Reply Jennifer 27/08/2013 at 4:09 am

    Well, there’s a purpose for all that. It is really important to stay on the right track of all things. You have to stay motivated because it can offer you with the best support.

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