Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27

I had one of those "a-ha" moments this weekend. It isn't the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last, but I came to the realization that for the rest of my life I will be trying to lose "just 5 more pounds" or "10 pounds" or whatever. In order to keep from letting myself become morbidly obese (again), I have to actively chase losing weight. Maintenance just doesn't work for me.

Unfortunately, that means getting looks from people when I choose to have a piece of cake and they think I should pass. That means getting back on the hamster wheel every Monday morning after a weekend of good eats and drinks. That may mean spending the rest of my life within a five pound range of where I am now...if I'm fortunate.

Whatever. I'm okay with that.

My life is so fun and awesome right now. I have a lot of responsibilities and I also have a lot of blessings. If it means every Monday is going to be Groundhog Day in order to have 4 great "diet days" in order to enjoy the weekends, so be it. I think maybe this might be coming off as defensive, but I want you to realize that is not how I mean it. It is freeing. I'm not "giving up" or "letting go", quite the opposite. I'm doing what I need to do to live!

I had a super fun week and weekend last week even though I didn't check in here. I had an issue with the allergic reaction and I'm still fighting that a bit. I may have to go get more tests. Stay tuned.

Anyway, last week...Tuesday we went to go see the Stars play and sat 2 rows from the ice. It was awesome.
Saturday, we had our annual Jazzercise Halloween extravaganza. I was rocking the Wonder Woman outfit!

One thing I have been trying to do since moving into my new place is to have fresh flowers around. I love them and they always make me happy. Here is this week's version:
 Also this weekend, I spent some time going through old pictures. Here is precisely why I'm okay fighting the same 5 pounds for the rest of my life and why I won't stop.
That's me, 2nd from the left. I may not think that Wonder Women a couple pictures up is the epitome of hotness, but compared to this? Yeah, that is a fight worth having. :-)

Lastly, I will leave you with this funny that everyone fighting this battle can relate to...
In case you can't read the caption: manana republic: n. that part of your closet reserved for things you can't fit into now, but maybe will be able to tomorrow. Hee!




FitBy40 said...

OH MY GOD! I guess I never remember you being that person in the picture. I know you have come so far, but boy does a picture reminder really bring that fact home! WOW.
I'm sure you saw from my FB that my 9 year old was also Wonder Woman this year.Total girl power!
I love those bright flowers. Do you play piano? I see one in your little one is taking lessons and loving it.

Bonnie said...

I love Wonder Woman and I'd like to know when the heck they are going to make a movie about her! We are so hard on ourselves. Especially those of us battling weight issues. You've come such a long way and I totally understand keeping your eye on that scale, but also take time to celebrate how far you've come. You look amazing!

Manda said...

Some times it takes photos to remind us. Love the Wonder Woman costume... you look great and it looks like you were having lots of fun. I can't wait for the day I feel comfy in my skin to wear a Halloween costume.