Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mirror mirror, the MS150, and My Readers

Yesterday I wrote a little blurb about how I hate looking in the mirror right now. Well, after I wrote that something AMAZING happened! Yesterday after work I went to the gym, did 10 minutes on the elliptical, and then went to a strength training class. Talk about mirrors, that class has three walls of mirror, and I got stuck in the front of the class. Full frontal view of me working my butt off, oh yeh. But now for the amazing part! I was happy to look at myself!! I thought I looked, pretty good. Yeh, yeh, yeh, that nagging voice in my head keeps saying, "You still have a ways to go." Well, today I'm telling that voice to "Shut the F&%# up!" ((excuse my language)). I DID look good. I even looked, dare I say, pretty. It was so nice to see not a morbidly obese girl, just a kind of over weight girl, lol. Not to mention the class was really awesome! I'm gonna start doing that on Wednesday instead of regular weight lifting in the morning.

And THEN ((actually before this, but you get the point)), a coworker sent me a totally unprompted message saying that I looked really good in a meeting earlier that day. She said I have really pretty cheek bones :) <----just imagine that smiley with big pretty cheek bones plz!

And THEN another amazing thing happened...I stopped worrying about weigh day this Friday. Well full stop may be an exageration, but I certainly don't care as much. I am full aware that I may have put on some muscle the last couple of weeks from increased swimming and weight lifting. But I can SEE the difference! The weight will come off in its own time.

OMG, I sound crazy with all this logicalness! :) :) :)

Okay, moving on....Yesterday I sent out an email to friends/family/coworkers telling them I have signed up for the MS150 (A bike ride from Houston to Austin, Texas to raise money for multiple sclerosis.) When you sign up for this bike ride you are required to raise at least $400 before the ride. I hate asking for money, but I don't really have $400 to throw at this, especially since I need to spend money on a road bike to do it. Amazingly (lots of amazings yesterday, I know) in the first day after sending out this email I am already 40% of the way to my goal of $400! People are being so generous. And beyond generosity it makes me realize that they believe in me! Not to mention now I really have to do it since people are putting money towards it, lol. Feel free to look at my MS150 Page!

Last but not least I really just want to thank anyone who stops by and reads my blog. To those who comment and even those who don't, knowing that you are watching and support me really helps to keep me accountable. This is the most I've ever talked about my dieting attempts, and the most honest I've ever been. I think it is really making a difference.

Okay, today I'm taking a rest day and fast day. I am really tired and sore, and I want to give my body a day to adjust. Tomorrow is weigh day! I'm honestly just hoping to see a 4 lb weight loss, since it has been two weeks since I have weighed in. That will put me at a very special marker...a total weight loss of 80 pounds. Well, stop by tomorrow to see if I've made it.

I hope everyone has a great day!