Don’t Try So Hard to Lose Weight

Now that we have had an overview on how diet and exercise affects the way we lose weight, we will take a look at what not to do. It’s pretty natural when you are first getting started with a weight loss plan of your own choosing to want to really try your hardest to make it work.

However, you could be putting yourself under more pressure than you need and that can be counterproductive. In this chapter, I want to look at why you shouldn’t actually try so hard to lose weight.

Ok, that might sound like the more counter productive statement at first glance, but there’s more to it and you will see where I’m coming from when you read more…

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If you have not experienced a miscarriage or infant loss, I don’t share this piece to scare you, but rather to help you understand some of the emotions of moms who have had a loss. A mom who may appear standoffish or quiet, may be doing her best to cope with her hospitalization while still grieving a lost child. The hospital may also bring back unpleasant memories, and for some, they may be staying in the same hospital where they had their pregnancy loss. For the moms reading this book who are carrying a rainbow baby, please remember each pregnancy is different, even if you have a recurring pregnancy condition. I have known moms who have suffered great loss yet defied the odds and have a healthy, albeit preterm baby who is now a busy school-aged child. While infant loss is sadly always a possibility, so is the possibility of having a healthy baby. Know that you are exactly where you need to be in case there are any additional complications in your pregnancy. The hospital is indeed the safest place for you and your baby. The pregnancy that landed me in hospital on bed rest was a pregnancy that was a few years in the making. My husband and I had tried to get pregnant naturally, with oral drugs and two attempts at intrauterine insemination (IUI) no luck.

Don’t Try So Hard to Lose Weight

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