I expect everyone to have different ideas about this particular issue. It was becoming an extremely unhealthy obsession, weighing everyday, sometimes more than once a day. I couldn't do it anymore, as I recognized just how warped it was becoming, allowing it to affect my mood.
We're all different, and some are able to weigh once, make a note of the number and then move on. Me, not so much. So the scale had to be axed. No mas.
In other news, on Saturday morning, I weighed in and wouldn't ya know it....
Still Lifetime. Still weighed in great.
Ooh, what I wouldn't give to shed those last 5-7 pounds.
The kids' joint birthday party was Saturday night too. Look who had the nerve to turn 5.
My niece. My heart. Her other grandma said she looks just like me.
Obligatory selfie from Saturday night. Because it's been a while.
In other news, I finished reading The Earth, My Butt, and Other Round Things and loved it! Wifey was an.... interesting read. Quite a sharp departure from Deenie and Are You There God, It's Me Margaret. But I loved it, as I have always loved Judy Blume.
We Need To Talk About Kevin is coming along great. Sad as anything, and sometimes her writing gets a bit tedious, but otherwise, I'm enjoying it. Not sure what I'll read when I'm done. Maybe The Husband's Secret, as a reader had suggested it to me recently.
I'm officially in as part of the January Jeans Challenge that Marion is doing. Go head on over to her blog for more info. Pretty simple idea - you pledge NOT to gain any weight from now until the end of the holiday season.
Speaking of challenges, my Bootcamp is doing a 27 day Fat Loss Challenge in which first prize is 6 months of free Bootcamp. 2nd place is 3 months free and 3rd is 1 month free. Unfortunately, it costs $100 to enter. The last day to join is December 16. My trainers will provide all participants with a very specific food list and diet, and you eat only the foods on said list. I've heard through the grape vine that it's very similar to Paleo, probably a bit stricter and tighter. Specifically, I've heard there is no fruit and zero sugar. I keep going back and forth on joining. On one hand, the worst that can happen is that I actually lose those 5-7 pounds I keep agonizing over, but don't win any free months of membership. Which means having spent $100 for nothing. The best case scenario is I win some months. I don't know. To some people, it probably is a no brainer. It's just the idea of having to shell out another $100 to them.
I already pay them a small fortune.... Sigh.
2014 will be here soon. I can't wait for this year to be over and done with. 2013 was still great, don't get me wrong. But man, there were some trying times there for a bit. More on the yearly wrap up as the year comes to an end.
As for 2014 - I've decided to take a HUGE leap of faith. Big time risk. It's time. It'll mean stepping way the heck out of my comfort zone and starting a new chapter in my life.
It might mean doing the best thing for me. But it'll still be hard. More on that as it develops.
Remember that Anais Nin quote?
"And the time came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
Change is hard, change is necessary, and change can be the best thing to ever happen to us.