November 17, 2010 Archives – The Shrinking Jeans of April


November 17, 2010 By april

Today, I weighed in for the first time in months. I stopped weighing myself because at the time, life happened. I had so many things happening to me personally and emotionally that losing weight could no longer be my focus. So, I decided to change my focus.

Sometimes we have to change what we’re focusing on in our lives. Sometimes because of that, other parts of our lives can slip. And you know what? That’s OK.

Honestly,when I stepped on the scales this morning, I was nervous. I hadn’t weighed in so long and I had a cold, so work outs stopped, so well, I was just nervous.

But then I was reminded that the scales just give us a number. They are not a true measure of our health. Yes, we need the scales to keep ourselves in check, but a big chunk of our health is emotional. And you know what? I’m happy. So, yes, my weight is up a bit more than I like. I will probably be on a constant journey to work on that. But life is a journey. So, all is OK.

Now, I do want to lose a few pounds this challenge. I haven’t gained weight during the holidays in years, and I don’t plan to start now. But my main reason in joining this challenge was to bring in some people who are very near and dear to my heart and because…

OK. Look. What ya’ll have to understand is that night on Twitter, I had had many, many a few beers. When I have many, many a few beers, I tend to agree to things that I normally wouldn’t while in a sober state of mind. That is what happened here.

Some of you are marathon training and have long runs on Christmas Day or the day after. So, that night on Twitter after many, many a few beers I agreed to run a 5K. On my own. Just so show support. On Christmas Day or the day after.

So, I gotta get my ass into gear. And get my ass into gear, I will.