Hi Everyone! I’m sorry that I missed “Tutorial Tuesday”, it’s tough to write out a tutorial sometimes! I have two in the making for ya’ll…but to be honest life won out this time! I needed to spend time with my little ones being mommy and I also needed to spend some time being a friend!
But I definitely didn’t want to drop the ball entirely! So here’s Weight loss Wednesday!
I had a pretty good week this week, at least I did nutrition wise. I have NOT been exercising AT ALL and I know that the numbers would drop waaay faster once I do! I also have an upcoming 5K that I registered to train for. I “technically” don’t need to start training for it until June since that’s how the training program says it…and so I really haven’t felt the need to commit fully to it (such bad thinking I know!).
I think I’m going to try a new way of food journaling. I saw a tip in a magazine where a lady photographed EVERY bit of food she ate before she ate it! I think that will really be a wake up call as to whether my body is getting the nutrition it needs! Then I’ll post my weekly food journal pictures up here so you all can see how I’m doing…extra accountability!
When I was younger I LOVED hanging out with my friends, and I was blessed to have some AMAZING girl friends while growing up. I went to one of my girl friends daughters birthday party today with my little ones. It was SO much fun! I am truly SO glad that I went! The thing is though…I had the hardest time committing. I always have the hardest time committing to hanging out with my friends. It’s a mental issue that has come along with my weight that I really need to get rid of. But I’m telling you…I truly believe that for some, myself included, food is an addiction and most addicts will tell you they are either embarrassed of their addiction or ashamed of it (if they’re aware of it) and will try to hide it from their loved ones. For me, I am so afraid to see my friends as my “fat” self. I’m not sure what my fear is exactly. Part of me is afraid that they’d talk bad about me, or that they won’t be my friend anymore because I’m fat. But the truth is…my friends like me for me…and I NEED to remember that!
Some addictions you can hide…others you can’t. How on earth do you hide the fact that you used to go through the McDonald’s Drive thru and order and extra soda…just so that the drive thru person doesn’t think you’re ordering all of that extra food for yourself?! Well you can’t. I couldn’t. I am so truly grateful that that was many years ago and I am not at that stage of my life anymore…but still, I think about food ALL of the time and it is hard to switch the mentality of living to eat to eating to live. But it is possible and I know that!
Losing weight is hard…stinking hard! But I’ve come to the realization that EVERYTHING worthwhile is difficult. It goes in line with the saying: “Easy come, easy go!” It takes time to gain weight, it also takes time to lose it. And little by little I am. And I couldn’t be happier!
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Linking up to these awesome parties!