Today’s Weight: 167.5
Loss/Gain: + 0.5 lb
With PMS and TOM arriving I’m not surprised one bit by the gain. It’s been a rougher TOM week.
Some months I’m grouchy during “that time” and then I get over it quickly and some times I’m more weepy. This was a weepier month. Stinkin’ hormones… I love that this body was able to conceive and bear children, but I could do without the monthly cycles. 🙂
Since my moods were a bit weepier I had to step away from being so focused on food and the weight loss world. I tracked my food, I exercised three days this week so far, but I mentally stepped away from the pressures of needing to lose weight.
It was overwhelming me with guilty feelings and then tears would come and, folks, I don’t want food to have that kind of power in my life.
So, instead of focusing on me and my weight issues I looked elsewhere and have spent four days (and counting) helping out some friends of ours by watching their four kids all day, every day. I’ve worked on a craft project. I’ve kept up with daily tasks and gotten good rest nightly.
And, yes, I’ve scanned through the weight loss blogs I follow, but only for a few minutes a day and then I went back to things presently going on in my life.
One of those things, and a non-scale victory of sorts, was as I putting “hang-up” laundry away last night I pulled out a shirt that used to be too tight on me. Too tight, as in when I bought it I was so vexed because it was supposed to be a 2X and it wouldn’t even button…well, that was a good five or six years ago and somehow I’ve kind of passed it up in fitting into it. I, um, am now too small for it; as in I can grab a handful of the front of the shirt and it would still fit comfortably. LOL oops…
As I gathered the front of the button-up shirt in my fist and saw the new me that was hiding under there I thought, “See? It’s not all that bad.”
So, I am reminded
for the umpteenth time to just take it a day at a time. This is life and a life change, not a diet. I will keep going.
Thanks for checking in. 🙂