Last week I was slightly disheartened by the fact that I had gained a little bit of weight, but then my cousin Bonny reminded me about water weight after a splurging night out. With that in the back of my mind, I noticed little things as I went about my business during the week, like how I had to go one notch more on my belt, or how I easily fit into my favorite red dress (size 12) last night for the choir banquet. I knew today was going to be a great weigh-in day.
I was right :)
Last week I weighed in at 167.4, and today I weighed in at
I am skinnier than I have been in 3 years. I feel cute again. And when I was getting dressed last night for the banquet, Brooklyn so sincerely told me, "Oh Mommy, beautiful!" which just made me tear up. As I was leaving, Brandon told me to have fun but to be careful not to pick up any guys. Luckily he knows that high school boys and choir dads just don't do it for me :)
Of course, I have to remember that it isn't all about looks, or I could go one of two extremes: either quit right now because hey, I'm skinnier than I have been in 3 years and my daughter and husband think I'm beautiful so my work is done right? No. So, since it's so easy to lose weight, I should just continue to do this for the rest of my life and see how small I can get, right? No. Though I can see how easy it would be to get obsessed with health, weight loss and exercise on both ends of the spectrum. I think it's going to get harder as I go along because I'm going to have to keep focused on the goal of being healthy but not going overboard. There's still a long way to go, but I am feeling good! And even if it isn't all about looks, it sure does feel good to have someone tell you that you're pretty :) Girls need that every once in a while.