The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 170

This is actually me. You see, I had forgotten about this picture until today. It was taken almost exactly a year ago in Georgia at Big Pie In The Sky Pizzeria, the site of a previous Man VS Food episode. So of course on our way to New Orleans we had to stop.

So today a friend of mine posted this on Facebook. I'm not mad about it, in fact I'm glad she did. This picture shocked me. I'm now wondering if perhaps 417.8 was not my highest weight.

I don't feel the way I did when this picture was taken anymore. I still cringe when someone takes my picture and I still sometimes avoid the mirror, but the person in that picture is very unhappy. I am not very unhappy. I have my moments, and I have depression and anxiety, but I'm happy. I like who I am and I am determined to shave away at the physical side until I'm happy with that too.

Today started out pretty good. I have continued my productive streak, and I did in fact go back to the gym today. It was a cardio only day so I finished an hour on the treadmill. I think it is shaping up to be light week strength training wise. I wanted to get back to it and so I have. I'll step it back up again sometime next week, or early the week after. My cardio has not suffered at all though, and I'm proud of that. I need new shoes though, as mine are starting to hurt my feet and I really need a better stretching routine.

Later in the day I had some more stress added to my plate. Just when you think there can't be anything else right? I guess that's life. More importantly, despite wanting to console myself with comfort food, I stayed on plan.

1 cup bran flakes: 2
1/2 cup skim milk: 1
2 oz leftover pork tenderloin: 2
1 cup vegetable stir fry mix: 2
1 jalapeno: 0
2tbsp peanut sauce: 2
1 can soup: 7
1 oz crackers: 2
1/2 cup grapes: 1
1 arnolds sandwich thin: 1
1 veggie burger: 3
1 serving chili mac: 5
1 slice american cheese: 1
Less than one serving of bean soup: 4
1 slice american cheese: 1
1 serving ice cream: 2
1 yogurt: 2

Now that its after 2 am I can't eat anything else, but I'm not going to sweat 4 points.


Rettakat said...

"I guess that's life. More importantly, despite wanting to console myself with comfort food, I stayed on plan..."

You are so right... and that's what this journey is all about. Living our authentic lives, not abusing food. You are doing sooo well, it makes me smile for you.

Julie said...

Thank you so much for your posts. I recently found your blog and it is so inspiring me on my own weight loss journey.

Patsy said...

I look back at photos of me at my heaviest and cringe... But they're just reminders of the 'old' me and my 'old life'... They spur me on to happier times. :o)

Lisa said...

Hi :)
I found your blog via ChubbyChick's Blog Roll. I just started my own weightloss journey on January 25th and have been browsing around other people's blog in the hopes of finding new friends.
Congrats on your weightloss accomplishments so far. Your doing awesome!
I look forward to reading more of your entries :)


Googie said...

I look at my before I got fat photos and sometime I come to tears. I wish I was that happy go lucky girl in a bikini sometimes.

Scuttleboose said...

Right now, the hardest photos for me to look at are my wedding photos because I worked so hard to lose weight before the wedding and I've put it back on since then! I hope that, like you, one day I'm taken aback by photos of myself today!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

I just stopped by to let you know that I nominated you and your blog for the "Creative Writers" award.

Your welcome to come on over to my blog at any time to snag your award...:)


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