So I was cleaning out my portion of our closet today. It’s a weird thing sometimes to have lost 50lbs, because you’re so used to being in this larger body that you hang on to the “fat clothes”. I don’t know why I did it- maybe I was worried that I’d be back there at some point and didn’t want to have to buy bigger clothes again. Maybe I was just insecure about my new body and wanted the bigger clothes to cover it up. Or maybe I was just lazy. But the point is, I had a countless number of “fat clothes” hanging out in my closet.
Today, I finally got rid of them.
It feels so freeing to not give myself the option of going back easily. If I gain weight back, I’m going to have to make an effort to go out and buy pants in a bigger size. That right there should be enough to get me back on track, as I hate both spending money and trying on clothes. Now, for an update.
The month of February has been relatively good to me. I’ve started seeing a chiropractor for my back, and it seems to be helping- apparently my hips are misaligned, so he’s been working to fix those. It’s allowed me to be more active, getting on the treadmill for a mile or two while I catch up on YouTube videos, or even just allowing me to walk up and down the stairs more than once a day. I still get some pain in my neck or back from time to time, but it’s a lot better than January was.
Weight-wise, I’m maintaining. The injury had me out for about a month, but I’m finally able to get back on track and start working out at least lightly again. Leading up to the injury, I was working out hard 7 days a week. Obviously my body can’t handle that right now, so we’re working up to it. I’ve been trying to do better with food- finding healthy alternatives to the things I tend to crave like sweets, and drinking more water. Alan and I have designated Friday as our “splurge night”, so I figure if I know it’s coming it’ll be easier to say no to things throughout the rest of the week.
Goals for March:
1. Eat your freaking vegetables and stop using carbs as a side dish to carbs.
2. Drink at least 24oz of water per day.
3. Walk at least 10 miles a week.