First up...my weigh in.
Down 4 pounds from last week! I was really good with my workouts last week. Between spin and some good sweaty runs, it must have paid off. I did however enjoy all the amazing campfire food last weekend that John fed me!! I got on the scale twice to make sure and even weighed in this morning (Thursday) and I was only up a few ounces. Considering getting a new scale. If anyone has any suggests on which one to buy let me know!!
My husband does NOT read my blog, so I am NOT worried about posting this. He is turning 50 next Sunday. The girls and I are in the middle of planning a BIG surprise party for him!! He is gonna be really MAD.....but he will get over it!
One thing that we have been working on is a power point/ slideshow of pictures "through the years." So funny to pull out old prom pictures of us! To see the girls when they were little!! It has been really fun and the girls have had quite a few laughs.
See how fast they grew up!!!!! While going through these pictures, I found a few very unflattering photos of me. Crazy how a picture can bring back happy memories and some painful ones. My weight really never became an issue for me until my last 30s. I would struggle with 10-20 pounds. Going up and down. The picture below shows me at my highest weight.
The picture on the left was taken on a trip to Vegas. It was my first time ever flying. I remember the opportunity came up quickly for us to go. I had to go shopping for a few things and remember that these jeans were a size 14. The largest pair of jeans I had or ever would purchase. I also know that my weight was 200 pounds. Trust me, I remember everything about this trip. How uncomfortable I felt. How I did not want to take this trip because I felt terrible about myself.
The picture on the right just makes me SMILE!!! This was taken a day before my first marathon. The Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC. I know that my pants are a size 8 from Abercrombie (my favorite) and my weight was 147 pounds.
I have kept my weight off for the past 4 years. Down for a total of 50 pounds. I have kept it off with running and healthy eating. I have been encouraged by so many people. Sadly, I am sure there are a few out there that would like to see me fail. That is the reality of weight loss. Everyone wants to know your secret. Guess what......the big secret is hard work. I have sweated off every ounce. I have learned what it is to have self control, and for that matter self worth.
Do you keep unflattering pics of yourself or do you toss them??
Recommend a good bathroom scale??