Friday, April 26, 2013

Winds of Change!

It is hard to believe that it is almost 3 weeks since I posted.

So much has been happening in my own little world but to the outside it probably looks like NOTHING is happening.

I have been 'trying' to follow the principles of Trim Healthy Mama eating for about a month but just can not do it so I FINALLY decided to stop trying and start DOING what I know how to do and that is eat clean, healthy and unprocessed foods.

This was a hard decision to make because the THM has such a great bunch of women that are a big support system to each other and I know I am going to miss them but I had to let it go.

My weight has remained the same for the last month. I will only be weighing myself once a month now and will let my clothes and wedding ring tell me how I am doing the rest of the time. So next Friday is my next weigh in.

Last week I discovered what I thought was a diastasis in my tummy. I went to the doctor yesterday to confirm it and sure enough I have a rather LARGE one.
A diastasis is a separation of the abdominal muscles. At my belly button it was measured to be a 7+ finger width and above it a 4 finger width.
I am now working on closing up that gap by doing some specific exercises to strengthen it.

With that news also comes the restriction of only walking and isolated free weight for my arms for the next 12 weeks.


  1. Hi Christine!!! I'm sorry about the diastasis! :( After checking myself, I don't think I have one or a very large one, but I do have a little pouch that sticks out in the MIDDLE of my stomach and wonder if it's from that???

    Miss ya around THM, but I'm soooo glad you have a plan are are moving FORWARD!!!

    Bless ya!!

  2. My friend has recently figured out the pooch she can't get rid of is a diastasis. Take care of yourself and I know that wedding ring is going to get loose real soon. :)