I have struggled with body image issues all my life, and about 6 mo. before I VERY UNEXPECTANTLY got pregnant I had finally reached a place where I was very proud of my body. It's been hard to love my big ol' belly, and I want to so badly, but I'm so anxious to look like I did before I was pregnant. I also want to make sure I take good care of myself while I'm nursing, making sure to eat lots of good food and not starve myself back to my pre-preg. size like I did last time. So here are my goals:
--To eat regular, nutritious meals
--To cut out caffine, and drink lots of water
--To be happy that I have the glorious opportunity to nurse a baby and make that top priority, instead of paying so much attention to how much I weigh
--To exercise regularly
--To love my "nursing body" and not worry about looking different until my babe decides to stop nursing.
This may seem so petty to other people, but this is something I fight with every day and I'm trying to overcome the obsessive attitude I have about my weight so that I stay healthy and don't pass these feelings on to my daughter.
Great Thread! I think it's really important to write out your goals, helps keep them in mind and puts the universe in motion.