Also wanted to share something weight-related. (Note: you are free to laugh because I KNOW I sound silly.) I've always watched THE BIGGEST LOSER. And each season I've sat on the couch with my Coke and whatever junk snack I was having, watching and feeling so ashamed. This season, for the first time, I feel GOOD because I'm doing it! In my entire lifetime I've NEVER been honestly proud of my weight progress. Always before, I went about losing in CRAZY ways that resulted in a rapid regaining the minute I stopped doing whatever I was doing. This time - for 10 months so far - I've done this RIGHT. Watched my food intake, exercised 6 days a week (crunches SEVEN days a week) and set my monthly weight goals at a DO-ABLE number. And I am PROUD. I feel strong, energetic, HAPPY. But I have a 'problem' ... I've developed a serious addiction to ... clothes and boots. BOOTS? Yeah. I am a closet BOOT FREAK! Below is my LATEST pair. I LOOOOVE these!
Below are the LAST two pair I got (the purple ones and the red ones.) I'm hopeless, right? But I'm WORSE when it comes to CLOTHES. See, it's been YEARS since I wore a 14/16. I mean YEARS. I realize I SHOULD wear a 9/10 or MAYBE even a 7/8 when I hit my goal. My daughter was a size 0 (YEAH, you read that right) until about 5 years ago. She always felt I was horribly embarrassing. Frankly, I KNOW I was. But I am PROUD now. This has NOT been an easy journey, and I am well aware it's a lifelong one. It's also a journey I'm excited to take because I feel a million times better physically and SO much better about myself. And now I will take my better-feeling self back to my editing. Will be seeing your blogs and 'talking' to all of you in 2-3 weeks! HUGS TO EVERYONE!