This morning I took my measurements. I haven’t done that in a REALLY long time, as in years. I didn’t even do it when I began my journey this year. But I found some old ones where I was about 10lbs less then my heaviest point, so I’ll just go off of those. If I measured correctly this morning, then I have lost 29.5 inches! Whew! I’m not positive about 10 of those, because of not knowing if I’m measuring in the same place on my legs as I did before. But still… I think that’s pretty awesome! :D
I was looking at myself in the mirror and pinpointing all the places I can tell have changed. I can see a lot of change. When I hit my 15lb short term goal I’ll post a side by side. I was thinking about people in my life and wondering “Do they see the difference”? I know Mike and my Mom do, because they always tell me (thank you!). But I was wondering about other people. And then something dawned on me. It’s okay that they don’t. Not because I don’t need the validation (which I don’t!) or the encouragement (which I like!), but because it made me realize that people aren’t watching as much as we think they are. I don’t know about you, but for me, when I was at my heaviest, I always felt like people were watching me and judging me. Judging me for how my clothes fit, or how much food I was eating. But now I realize, no one was watching. No one cared, except maybe those closest to me. But seriously, beyond that, no one cares. And if they do, so what! It was just a really big “a-ha” moment for me because I’ve always been so concerned about what others think!
So last night was… a roller coaster ride! I got off work feeling good. I had accomplished a lot during the day and it was a good day! We moved desks (which we do quarterly) and I just love that! I love change! On my way home I stopped at the grocery store, which I love to do. I know, I’m weird, but I love to grocery shop. I should start a service, as I know a lot of people hate it. Mike called and told me that all of the ice in the freezer had melted. Our ice cream (yes, I eat ice cream) has been really soft lately, but I just didn’t think anything of it. Well… by the time I got home it was apparent our refrigerator was toast. It came with the house we bought last Aug, and is probably 7-10 years old. We were planning to replace it at some point anyway, but… not last night! We tinkered with the idea of just getting it fixed, but really, why put money (and who knows how much!) into something we wanted to replace anyway? So… we bought a new fridge. Packed our food up into a cooler this morning, and will get it today. We found a great deal and a fridge that meets all our needs and wants. Pics to come soon! After that, we ran to Costco and then came home and decided to go for a run.
Willow and I jogged my entire little 2 mile trail!!! Woot Woot!!! It was so awesome. I’ve noticed that my breathing is getting easier and I don’t have to focus on it so much. And I didn’t have to go “I’m going to run to that tree, and then that tree, or that tree”. I just jogged and thought about things, and it was great. AND, Willow only barked at one person, and that was because he came around a corner and startled her. That is a big improvement!!! I know you’re probably sick of me tooting my own horn, but as someone somewhere said, if you don’t do it, who will?! :D
Toot your horn – what did you do GREAT today or yesterday???