Thanks to those who commented on my blubber post below. When I post pictures of myself on this blog it’s always ones I like or I think I look best in. Of course who would want a horrible picture of them up on the Internet for everyone to see? I know how to pose at a flattering angle or crop in a way I don’t look fat. Everyone is their worst critic. I could tell you a million things I’m not happy with about my body right now….but it’s mostly a mind game. There is no quick fix, special pill, or diet. I think a lot of how you feel about yourself on the outside comes from how you feel on the inside. I give myself a hard time if I mess up or do something stupid, and food is a comfort. That pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food….uhm hello? Makes me feel good for the moment….
Over the years you learn about your body. How it absorbs things and handles different foods. I know carbs are not my friend. However, I don’t eat a lot of meat….only chicken and bacon. I’m probably the heaviest almost-vegetarian out there! Chocolate is a continuous temptation as well. I have a candy dish on my desk at work all the time. I need to get that as far away as possible. If I can’t see it, then it’s out of sight & out of mind.
Terence and I have been doing okay eating this week. I had a very light dinner tonight, I did that mostly because I went out to eat (veggie sandwich) and ate candy while at work. Dang. I’ll pick back up tomorrow. I know I need to do better at drinking more water and I want to try and do the Advocare cleanse again. Last time I did well, lost about 5 lbs. It wasn’t the best time because I had a vacation planned and my birthday fell in that time period. Hence several birthday desserts later…..fail.
Anyway, thanks for the kind words of encouragement. I know so many other women especially deal with self image issues. I don’t think I’m in a terrible spot right now, but I’m also at a point where I need to make a change and decide what to do. I want to live a long and healthy life, watch my kid(s) grow up, and celebrate my 70th wedding anniversary. I want to do this for me so I can feel better on the inside and out.
Okay, done with my rant.
On another note, I am LOVING my new cross body bag. I have always adored this brand called Latico Leather. They had a sale a while back on Zulily and I got a great deal on it. The leather is SO soft and lightweight. I cannot stand purses that are heavy and weigh you down. This is the perfect weight and it’s so cute 🙂
My fave color! I love this one too!