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!!!!!