My intention was to begin my Healthy You Challenge by stepping on the scale and recording where I am. As you know, you can't really go forward without knowing where you are starting from.
That was my intention. However, that has not happened. Yet.
For some reason, I am really struggling with this. I think I'm in denial. I've spent the last several months avoiding the scale (and any form of exercise or healthy eating). And I've been very happy in my oblivion.
The pants are getting tighter - guess they're making them smaller nowadays, you know, skinny jeans are the style.
I'm getting short of breath walking the pup - wow, that cold air really makes you huff.
The car leans suspiciously to one side when I get in - really should get that looked at.
You know, all the usual fat girl mindgames.
Even when I work up the courage to weigh myself, I'm not so sure about posting my status. My eye is twitching just thinking about it. How do you all do it? Seriously.
I'm going to try and be brave though. I'm an adult, for the love of cupcakes, and I can do this!
While I'm trying to control my heartrate - let me focus on my small victories:
-the job kept me from gorging on sweet potato casserole and banana cream pies on turkey day.
-cupcakes taunted me at the movies this weekend (did you know they have cupcakes now? wtf?) and I resisted.
-the pup and I actually had a rain-free day to take a walk. yay!
There have been other losses, like the buttery popcorn that replaced the cupcake, but I'm choosing to shake them off. For now.
It's onward and upward! Well, not on the scale hopefully, but you get the point.
And to my fellow HYCers, thanks for the welcome! I'd love to hear from you all with any advice, encouraging words, recipes, etc.