Shedding A Few Pounds

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This year I have struggled to maintain what I consider a healthy weight for myself. My idea of a healthy weight is a weight that I feel good at, one where my skinny jeans fit, I have energy to workout after a long day and overall I just feel good about myself. I can happily say that I am there, plus about 2 vanity pounds!

I hardly ever talk about my job or health struggles on my blog. I feel that this blog is a space to share my passions, and I can guarantee you one thing, talking about my job and health problems are NOT passions of mine!

Lets just say that this last year has been a tough one for me. Stuck in a job that was beating me down and dealing with not feeling well was difficult. Fortunately I’m feeling and doing much better and more like my old self lately. Because I’m happier of I think I was able to finally lose some weight that I had been holding onto. I’m not sure if there is a scientific connection between loosing weight and getting back to your old happy self but the skinny jean test is proving a connection.

It feels so good to truly be happy with my job. The stress that a negative work environment can have on your life is huge. I didn’t realize how huge until I got away from it. On the health front I decided, after a lot of thought, to go off of my birth control. It’s not an easy decision for any female to make but it had to be done. I had been feeling terrible since I got on the ParaGuardĀ IUD. My list of symptoms included, tired and little energy, sadness, moody, short temper to name a few. The ParaGuard is not a hormonal form of BC so I thought it would be better than what I was on before. I was very wrong. It made me miserable. The difference was night and day when I got off of it. Thankfully the side effects didn’t linger.

The reason why I started writing this is because someone asked me how I was losing the weight last week. What workouts I was doing? What I was eating? The truth is that I haven’t been spending hours at the gym and I have been enjoying eating out with friends. Of course I’m watching what I’m eating and I’m working out consistently but the difference in me now versus this summer is that I’m happy. What a difference happiness can make…

Do you notice changes in your body or mood when your stressed or not happy? Does it effect your waist line?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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6 Responses to Shedding A Few Pounds

  1. I’m so happy you are feeling better! And that is so fantastic about being in a healthy/happy job environment. I used to work at a place that sucked the life out of me and I totally understand. That’s so interesting to me about the birth control. Going off the pill is something I’ve been toying with for years… like everyone month I almost think of going off because I wonder how I would feel being off of it. Thanks for bringing that up in this post. Also, I definitley notice changes in my bottom when I’m stressed. I tend to lose my appetite and also I break out on my face. Lovely that stress also equals a big pimple on my face – bah! I definitely find that I fall back to my healthy normal weight when I’m at a good place. I’m so happy for you!! Have a great day :)
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  2. HAHA OMG I meant to say “changes in my body when I’m stressed” NOT BOTTOM. Wow hope that made you laugh this morning. Clearly I need to wake up!
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  3. Kaitlin says:

    I’m glad to hear you are feeling better! Stress really does make a difference, that and the fact that my office usually has tons of snacks and stress + snacks = not always good

  4. Glad to hear that things have taken a turn for the better recently :). There’s no doubt in my mind that stress negatively affects overall well-being, including weight. BC can also affect weight too… it’s something I personally think about a lot.
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