I was so happy yesterday - getting back to exercising, eating well, I mean everything just came together to be great. Then this morning, I am feeling happy, energetic, fabulous. I know when I am feeling sick, lazy, all of those bad things it's just a circle and I hope this one is too, that one good day will just propel me into the next! In fact, I updated my letter to let myself know how happy I am so that I remember for next time that this works and I feel great!
Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2480 calories
Consumed 1422 calories
Deficit of 1058 calories
So there's that :) I feel like eating more than a thousand or so calories gives me a LOT of energy for the next day. I woke up not feeling tired, ready for my day and really just like a whole other person.
I was thinking about all of the happy things I wanted to talk about in today's blog. My scale for the past few days has been so good to me. My dress is too big. I am carrying over from my yesterday, which included only nice conversations with awesome people. The whole day!
It occurs to me that every day I am finding new ways to think about the weight loss journey I'm on. Sometimes it's rough seas, sometimes it's a marathon, today...it's a lego tower. Bear with me, as the more I think of it the more this makes sense (and makes me want to buy legos).
Every time I put on a dress that needs to be taken in I add a lego block. Every time I see even a tenth of a pound lost or a quarter inch lost it's more blocks. Get farther walking up the stairs before I stop for a break? Another block. Big victories call for big blocks but even the little victories call for a little something to add to the tower. And some days I'm looking at my lego tower thinking of how far I have to go - after all by the time I'm done I am going to be looking down at my old self from so far away!
And then some days I'm staring at my pitiful tower beginnings wondering how far I have left to go.
Some days I feel like I don't know what I'm doing...
And some days I feel like I haven't done anything at all yet.
You can apply almost any metaphor to losing weight but this one seems right to me. I have all of the building blocks (literally) that I need to go ahead and complete my journey and the days that I'm feeling bad...all I'm doing is demolishing the thing that I worked so hard to put together. So here we go, hopefully ahead to another stretch of feeling great, adding to my tower quickly and carefully so that I don't knock it over, creating a good foundation so that I don't ever end up back at ground level.
Now I want to go out and buy a lego set. I'm so happy and grateful for all of you. I say it often but you mean so much to me. I hope you all have your fabulous towers building up and up today :)