I really didn't realize how long until I looked at my last post.
What a downer that was to skim through! Well, actually it wasn't a downer really.
I am still hanging in there! I only really gained about 5-6 lbs over the holidays, I wasn't exercising deliberately (walking here and there long distances, but not for so-called exercise). And eating a mix of really bad food and really good food. I have lost a couple lbs of what I gained over the holidays, which is great! Started eating ALL healthy again (no fast food for this lady, uh uh!). And This past week started exercising.. I even got up early on a SATURDAY to go work out :D Before my body knew what it was doing.. lol, so the popular internet saying goes; Work out early in the morning before your body knows what it's doing.
My mom has been here since before Christmas and is staying until the middle of Feb. It is nice to have someone around the apt. with me. I also moved to a bottom floor apt in my same complex. And adopted a mommy and baby kitty (pictures at the bottom) that had been abandoned in an apt close to me :( Sad how people nowadays can do such things. So now I think I can officially call myself a crazy cat lady.. as that makes 4!
I changed a few goals around along with my weighing - in schedule. I now weigh myself on Thursdays (before the weekend). Also my body changed (weighing wise) after I changed schedules at work. And my new goal for the short term is 218 by my birthday (June 1st). That is 2 lbs per week. Definitely doable!
I hope everyone's holiday's went well! It took me a few weeks to bounce back afterwards.. but I feel tons better now.
I had a yearly wellness check (my company puts on every year). Since Jan 15 of last year my cholesterol (overall and bad) has gone WAY down. My good chol. has went up, I lost lbs (of course!) and my heart disease risk factors went way down.. in the normal range now! That made me happy.
My best friend is now moving into my apt complex (YAYAYAYAY sleepovers and frilly girly goodness LOL). I got a new position at work (which has been interesting and exciting!)....
....And the color run was today, which I missed, of course, cuz I was nowhere near ready. And didn't have the money :/ BUT the zombie run for your lives phoenix is coming in November! I still want to run. Maybe now I am a bit more prepared mentally and will be physically also. Not to mention I hate treadmills and right now is the perfect time in AZ to get outside and run as it's not too hot!!! I AM just doing the elliptical right now until I have enough endurance to do it 30-40 mins, then I will start running again. As it is now I can do 20-25 and that's all I can. But I am not going to rush it.
Last time I rushed everything and crashed. I did learn a lot though.. I wouldn't take anything back. No regrets at all.
OH! And one thing I totally didn't realize until a few weeks ago when I was trying on pants... I can fit INTO A SIZE 18 now!! I haven't been in that size since I was in high school. Skinny jeans, there I went lol.
This year is the year that I turn 30. I hear that when you turn 30 lots of changes happen. I can feel it. they have already started. From the way I talk and think and feel, to the way I live my life.. to the way I love (friends, family, companions). I truly am looking around and starting to realize what I cherish most, and who to spend a little more time on developing day to day relationships with. All in all, just living life the best way I know how.
Yeah, I hurt inside. But I feel myself changing bit by bit. Like everyone does. Everyday we change and grow. Put a smile on your face and eventually you will see the rainbow.
The kitties when I first got them.
The little one is growing so much!
A few of me recently!!
And my new skinny jeans, 18s baybee :D