|Finally found boots to love|
BIG brain adjustment for me to go out in leggings. But after an hour or so, I stopped feeling like I was wearing my underwear in public & felt more comfortable. Well, maybe not entirely comfortable, but I was/am trying to get there. I think a strange thing happens when you gain/lose a lot of weight: you forget how clothes are supposed to look. In the years it took me put it on & take it off, fashion passed me by. I'm learning what's new & fashionable these days...& it's a bit challenging for someone who still feels huge, even though I'm not fat anymore. I find myself amazed at how long you can carry the "fat girl" image in your head. For me, it's true when they say when people get thin, they still see a fat person in the mirror. It's a mental thing; I know it & I have to get over it. And I know the more I step outside my clothing-comfort-zone, the better off I'll be when it comes to wearing fitted clothing. So I try. :)
|I'm a fanboy. Deal with it.|
|Before... That's a lot of lazy right there!|
I knew I'd have a lot of clothes to get rid of, but I never expected to have more than a Rubbermaid bin full of clothes. Now all of this is stacked up outside my bedroom. It's really heavy & quite a mess, but my closet & clothes are officially organized. It was awesome to wake up on Monday morning & not have to hunt for matching socks.
|I don't even want to think about lugging this downstairs.|
And finally, I got a surprise from a friend: a belated birthday present. Full of clean-eating cooking items. My friends are awesome & supportive & I love them all. She knows I'm cooking real food on the weekends & wanted to give me supplies. I think my favorite thing, though, is the magazine. I'm not creative in the kitchen & desperately need recipes to follow. It'll be great to try new things!
It was a really great & social weekend. When your husband is deployed, it's very easy to sit around the house & feel sorry for yourself. That's how the depression spiral starts... which always leads to binge eating. For me, that means overloading on pizza & pasta. I'm very pleased with myself for having a successfully clean weekend while still being social & enjoying myself. It's all about finding balance & not holding yourself back from enjoying your life while still working towards your goals. When you find those compromises, it feels awesome! And this week? It's all about sticking to the usual routine & lunch time running (my new love).
Hope everyone has a great week!