Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How true is this?

This is incredibly accurate for me right now.

I was going through some of my older blog posts earlier today. I am shocked at the number of times I nervously posted a "before" picture, thinking I looked like a cow, when in reality...I didn't look too darned bad! I think that is one challenge of losing weight and working out - you are so used to feeling uncomfortable in your own skin that you look in the mirror and see something totally different than reality. I mean, I thought I was fat at 173, and now I look at those pictures and think I looked great! It is something I will have to keep in mind this time around. Definitely makes me rethink some of the goals I've had in mind.

Speaking of working out...the weather took an usual turn for the better this past weekend and I was actually able to get a run in outside. It was glorious. I mean, I'm slow, and I have to rotate between running and walking. I did 2 miles and it took me 31 minutes, so I still have a long way to go to get back to where I was. Slowly but surely, though...

Friday, February 19, 2016

This and That

First of all, before I forget, let me show you a picture from my son's recent 4th birthday party...

Isn't it cute? We were trying to combine a few different Disney themes and I think it turned out well. I didn't do a big party for him this year since he isn't in school yet and doesn't really have many friends...but since I always share stuff from my daughter's parties, I figure I had to show you SOMETHING from his!

Second of all, here is a recent picture of me: Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Yes, I am still struggling with my weight. But, I have to say, my confidence is much better. I am trying to use that to my advantage. Sure, I have a lot of weight to lose...but instead of focusing on that, I can focus on the fact that I lost 2.5lbs this week, worked out twice, and got complimented on my hair. When I feel a bit better, I tend to make better choices, so I am really making an effort to remind myself of that.

I also think that I need to get back to blogging. Even if it's just once a week, I think it will help to hold me accountable. And boy oh boy do I need that. So, I hope some of you are still reading. Because I need you to keep my motivation going!