July 14, 2011
32.2 lbs To Go
The beginning of this week was not so great for me. I will admit that I have been letting the 10 lb gain get me down a bit. It is different than a pound or two here and there. This is a significant detour. I do know that I will recover but knowing that you will recover still doesn't make it fun to be in the middle of the mess. It also is a little bit scary to see how quickly this weight can come back on. Good to know...
Thanks to my wonderful mother-in-law, I had a couple hours to myself yesterday which I desperately needed. I spent the first hour lying on my bed talking/whining/crying to God. The second hour I spent in my dimly lit bathroom, from which I first removed any and all traces of childrens' toys, diapers, etc. I cranked up my praise music and took a shower, fixed my hair, and put on make-up. Then I went to my FP4H meeting which was another blessing. It was as close to a spa vacation as I'm hoping to get anytime soon!
I woke up this morning and headed out for a 4 mile run. I haven't had a good run in several weeks. It was magical. I tried a new route with lots of shade and hills. I remembered that I run not only to train and condition my body, but to clear my head as well. That time is SO important and I forgot. So I was happy for the reminder.
Happy to say that I have had a great eating day with no mindless eating or eating where I'm stuffing my face in pure rebellion to what I know is the best choice for me. I got some cardio (the running) and a Shred workout in. My hubby and I even cleaned out our closet and the utility room and I got to help my m-i-l can some fresh garden salsa. Very productive! Feels SO good.
You know what I don't understand? How I can so easily forget the feeling of satisfaction and contentment that comes with a day like today. I pray that I would quit forgetting.
Oh yeah! Benefit of cleaning--finding 'before' pictures that you forgot existed!
(Right: circa 2003, Left: June 2011)
As I mentioned on Facebook earlier today, this reminds me of Martin Short in Pure Luck...only there was no anaphylaxis involved here. Just massive amounts of food and TV ;)
Posted by Keelie at 8:17 PM