No changes to speak of this week in body fat percentage or weight…which is huge, because I have been baking (and sampling) all week for friends and to not do any damage is a good thing! Here is hoping to go down in numbers next week, BUT I did lose an inch in my waist. Soooo…if I suck in I can get my waist to be 24 inches. 🙂 This was happy news!
The picture on the refrigerator has stirred up a lot of conversation. I was planning on just putting it up when no one was going to be here, but it would be a pain to take down and up, so Brittany Tacy is still on the fridge trying to curb my food temptations. I did however put a moose head magnet on top of her head so that my hubby doesn’t have some fridge chick to stare at. 😉 He’s a good guy, he wouldn’t anyway, but no use putting it right in his face. Anyway, my mom is super sweet and told me I was thinner than her, which I am not, but it was still sweet of her to say. And then my friend commented on her legs (after laughing about the moose head), but then when I showed up at a Halloween party as Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), that same friend was like…”wow! Look at your legs…you are the girl on the fridge!” While I know I am not there yet, both comments were encouraging. It makes me feel like my hard work is paying off (not like I am working for the next medical breakthrough)…staying healthy is good.
Which brings me to…I am finally accepting that if I want to be strong the way I want to be strong, I am not going to be the skinniest girl on the block. I still see the ultra thin girls and think about being that size, but then I realize that my husband likes me just how I am and there is not one other person that needs to like how I look other than him. Plus, as beautiful as those super skinny girls are, and as strong as they may be, I like being able to lift and be toned the way I am trying to be. So…I haven’t fully accepted it yet…but I am getting there. Like I have always said in the past, as long as my husband likes me I am good. AND more important than that, I need to focus on my insides more than my outsides…my heart, soul and spirit. Having God use me trumps anything and everything else in my life.
One last thing, I have been free of diet drinks and gum for a few weeks now. I don’t miss them too much. Funny how last year at this time when I was thinner but continuously dieting and eating lots of artificial foods that my bloodwork was pretty poor. This year, even though I have gained a few pounds, by eating real food and working out a little bit harder, my cholesterol and blood sugar are way healthy! So I am definitely an advocate for not being underweight and not living on artificial food. 🙂