bald spot – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


June 23, 2010 By lisa

….and the scale is not happy with me, nor am I happy with it.

The last time I officially weighed in here was on April 14th, over 2 months ago.  I weighed 167.8 lbs then.  I do not now.  A lot has happened since then, mainly the half marathon and va- cation more like mainly eating and drinking- HA!.

The month of May was probably one of the most stressful months of my life as I injured my hip and was worried about running the half marathon race.  There was a lot of disappointment, anger, sadness and the like.  Then, I finally found peaceful acceptance.  I was so stressed out that my hair started falling out and I am now the proud owner of a bald spot dead center on the front of my hairline. 

Awesome.  And no, I am not posting a picture- I’m doing a comb-over until it grows back, LMAO.

Why am I sharing of this with you?  Because during May and part of June, I just couldn’t handle the stress of weigh-in on top of the stress of the marathon training, the stress of fundraising for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, AND the stress of taking care of my three kids and our household.

Did I cop out?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  I just knew I was reaching my breaking point hello- did you read that my hair started falling out?!!!! and something had to give. So I made the decision to not weigh-in until after the race and here we are now.

In a short period of time, I have gained.  A lot.

Today I weigh 175.4 lbs. 

I own it.  It is what it is.  I can’t change the past.  I can only take care of the the present, the now, the today and make better choices going forward. 

My half marathon is behind me (although I am already eyeing the next one and am planning my “attack” so that I handle it better, mentally and physically).  I am already back in the gym, trying new classes and doing other cardio and learning to love fitness again.  I am back to eating my 5 servings of  fruits and veggies per day.  I am back to drinking 90+ oz of water per day. 

I AM BACK and I will be weighing-in every week of the Summer.

Oh yeah, I will be back to where I was 2 months ago (167.8 lbs) and then some.  This mama needs to look H-A-W-T in the bridesmaid dress I will be wearing over Labor Day weekend- woot, woot!!!!!