Monday Monday. Here we go again.
This weekend I didn't stick with my plan...AT ALL. I splurged. Big time. What is it with those weekends? Why are they so hard? I guess it's probably because it is summer time and there are ALWAYS things going on during the weekends. Always get togethers, BBQs, nights out. Basically for the summer I have decided to just try to maintain my weight....hopefully lose a pound or two here and there but I'm not stressing out over it. Once the fall hits, it will be back on WW and I am hoping to get this last 10-15 lbs off.
I did however have a great NSV this weekend. My hubby and I participated in Rally of Hope fundraiser this year (I'm not sure how far this fundraiser spreads but it is a great fundraiser to help raise money for equipment for the local hospital.) We had a great time! My work also put in a team but this year Scott and I were on his work's team. This year they had a survivor theme and there was 25 stations that our team had to complete. Because there was so many people on our 'tribe' I only had to compete in one event which was great since I could sit back and relax and enjoy the festivities. The event I had to compete in was the "Wall Climb". There was a 12 foot wall that 8 people on our tribe had to climb over. We figured out early in the game that our best strategy would be for the two biggest guys on our team to stand at the bottom of the wall and hoist all of the other teams members up and over the wall. It was a lot of fun and I wasn't nervous at all. After I got over the wall, I was talking to Scott and I said....It's funny, that is something I NEVER would have done 71 lbs ago. I never would have let two men hoist me over a 12 foot wall. I just sat and thought about how I would have felt 71 lbs ago. I would have been nervous all morning, wondering what those two men would think when they tried to hoist me over and they couldn't lift me. I thought about how awful I would have felt. How self conscious I would have been.
This year though, 71 lbs lighter...I didn't even give my weight a second thought. I wasn't looking around my team wondering if I was the heaviest person. I wasn't nervous about the guys hoisting me over the wall. I wasn't worried about what people would think. I was excited and having a great time. It's just so amazing to me how your frame of mind is completely altered after losing 71 lbs.....or 50 lbs or even 15 lbs. The way you look at the world changes. I'm not living my life according to what other people think of my weight....I'm living it for me. I'm enjoying life. It's such a great feeling. I'm not afriad to go out and enjoy myself anymore. I'm not afraid of going to the beach, or camping, or anything else. 71 lbs ago, I was constantly afriad of what people were thinking. I'm just so happy, I feel like I have finally broken an awful spell that kept me from living my life.
Enough of my rant for now. I DID get out to see Knocked Up on Saturday night and Scott and I laughed the whole way through it. I usually don't go see comedy movies in the theatre but this one was totally worth it. I LOVED it. We were laughing all the way home. If you haven't seen it, GO SEE it.
How was everyone's weekend? Any successes? NSVs?
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