Thought I'd chuck up some recent photos, not because they're particularly brilliant pics, or that they're hugely motivational, but because I *have* some. While I have gotten huge again, I haven't stopped living. I'm insanely pleased about that!
I went to Harrogate a couple of weeks back - the furthest North I've EVER been! I tell you it was an epic adventure. To meet with a group of women that mean much to me. I didn't stay home and hide because I was 'too fat'. FFS, I cannot believe I trapped myself like that before. Sure, I felt aware that I wasn't feeling/looking how I'd prefer, but there's no way I was going to punish myself and miss out on seeing people I love!
|The YIM mamas ^_^|
I've been out with friends, travelling around to meet up and go out, to the pub, to roller derby, for Pho, to the cinema. I've kept up with my driving lessons, I've volunteered to help out at Seth's Beaver colony. I've taken the kids out to HE meets without worrying about what people would think about me. I've gone to the sports centre to get them doing various activities (this year so far - squash, rugby, swimming, dance). I've joined The Modified Dolls not 'waiting to be the right size' but jumping in and doing it anyway.
Yes, I stopped my gym membership. Money was tight, I hadn't used it for 6 weeks anyway. I will go back once I'm strong enough to use the gear again. I am back on weightwatchers plan, I feel good about where my head is at. I don't feel 'on it' or like I'm 'in the zone'. Just have a calm realisation that I need to do this. And I want to. And I want to do it for the rest of ever.
In the last 2 months I have had many 'big' pushes towards grabbing life and living it NOW. Just really backing up what I was already learning. Probably the biggest punch to the chest was watching a man who did get it lose his chance at living more. As I ate Ice Cream For Breakfast last month, I told myself this was going to be it. I had one month until the wedding, from the day after I was going to be on plan. Set new goals. Stick to them. Keep Living.