The good: Biking has gotten SO much better! Last week I realized during a ride that I didn't feel fearful the entire time. Which is an amazing feeling! I had an amazing ride at a state park last Friday evening, it was super fun and refreshing for the soul. I did that same ride last year on a too small bike and 40 lbs heavier. I wrote about it briefly here. We had our annual family gathering last weekend and I got lots of great compliments on my fitness/weightloss. I wore a dress that I actually wore to Thanksgiving...no one complimented me at Thanksgiving, but they were ALL about it last weekend. The bike riding freedom made me feel on top of the world, so I took some pics afterwards, if you all will indulge me a bit :)
|Trying my best not to be awkward|
The bad: My brain and stomach have a problem where I can know I'm full and be full and I'm fine. But the point of being just full to OMGICAN'TSHOVEANOTHERBITEIN is a large, large gap. I've been battling that this week. I went to a kid's bday party today and I just wanted to eat and eat and eat, I did get some seconds on things, but I didn't go nuts. PS kid's bday party on a Thursday night with plenty o'liquor - fun!
The annoying: I was with SwimTot at the YMCA the other day while daycamp was going on (which she usually goes to) so we were in the locker rooms changing and so were the 4-6 year old girls. They all knew her and were saying hi to her, it was super cute. This one girl (who was larger for a kid herself!) comes over butt naked and starts talking to SwimTot all while poking my arm fat. I tell her to go get dressed. So the girl goes over and puts some bottoms and comes back and talks to SwimTot and starts poking my stomach (I'm still in my swimsuit at this point). I tell her to go away and get dressed. So she puts a shirt on, comes back, stares at my stomach and says "You know, I think that may be too small on you". Oh boy. I said "Thank you for your opinion, but I think it fits just fine" in a less than nice tone. That finally got the counselor's attention that was standing 5 feet away and she got her to leave the locker room. But really.... I had been feeling soooo good about myself and especially in that swimsuit, which I was wearing last year at about 40 pounds heavier. I have been becoming a little more self conscious about my arms looking deflated-ish, so that didn't help. Bottom line: not affecting my self-image, just super annoying!
On the horizon: 5K in a week - haven't ran in like 2 weeks, yikes! I had been hoping to run the whole thing, but who knows if I will be able to or not :) I will take it mile by mile!