Health Isn’t All About Losing Weight

I had my son 19 months ago. As a nurse, I eat at irregular times, and I eat whatever is around and I have learned to eat it quickly. I have yet to shed my baby weight. I was recently approached by a couple of sisters who were doing a wellness summit, who asked if I would be interested in volunteering my time to talk about women’s health issues. At first, I hesitated. I mean, I have more than a few pounds I need to get rid of, so I didn’t think I would be a good choice to participate in this discussion. But then I thought…wait a minute. I’m a nurse, and we have a few notorious bad habits: we have weird eating habits at work, we wait to go to the bathroom, we deal with a lot of stress, and we physically have a hard job. And as a new mother, there are also so many issues that hinder our wellness. We don’t get enough sleep, we give everything to our families, and our hormones are in overdrive.  So after thinking about it all, I thought I would be the PERFECT person to talk about wellness in nurses and women in the perinatal period.  After all, health isn’t JUST about weight.  So if anyone is interested, this summit is free and will have many many speakers who will be talking about a lot of different issues that affect women’s wellness. It will be available to view May 11, 2015.

I’m excited because I’m going to make a commitment to prioritize myself. It doesn’t even feel right typing that, but that’s the only way I’ll be able to maximize my wellness. And I’m the glue that holds my family together. If I’m not okay, nothing will ever be right ❤

For more information or to register for the free summit: http://www.wholefoodlove.com/ShellyLG

Time for some of this!
Time for some of this!

Until my next delivery ❤


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ChristineH
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I wish that the media would stop focusing on women- celebrities and such- and how fast they are shedding their baby weight. It doesn’t help us out here in the real world, to see the model who is back in a bikini 2 weeks post partum. Some women the weight just falls right off, without them ever “trying”, and others, well, we wonder if we can still blame pregnancy even when our “baby” is in kindergarten lol. My oldest is almost 11, and I had her when I was 19. Prior to pregnancy, I was a size 16. At 6w… Read more »
Sue
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My baby turns 31 this weekend and I’m still struggling to get back to trolling weight…lol. Age and hormones carry a huge vote it the weight dept. Hang in there…

Janet S. LPN
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Darlin’ if you are 5’10” and are a size16, have no health problems and your doctors say you are healthy, that may be YOUR best weight, not some jerk insurances idea of “Ideal” weight!! Do you feel good? Do you feel comfortable in your clothes? Do you have a Happy Hubby? If I was at my Ideal weight for my height which is 5’3″ I should weigh less than 120lbs. been there done that FELT AWFUL!! Gained every pound back plus, plus, tried again, gain, loss yo yo!! messed my metabolism up so bad my body doesn’t know what to… Read more »
mommyweight
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Great blog you have here! Will definetly subscribe:)

The thing is if you were overweight before your pregnancy or you put on more weight than your doctor advised, it could take a long time — up to a year — to get the weight off. Any baby weight you don’t take off could stick with you for a long time.

Just stay motivated, thats half the battle and good luck.

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