Thursday, January 28, 2010

weigh-in wednesday.


I took this picture yesterday when I was getting that quickie to-do list photo. I noticed my shadow and thought how nice and tall and straight I looked...it's almost like the carnival fun house mirror that distorts an image and makes people look tall and thin. I do enjoy that mirror.

I just weighed in for the first time since before Christmas. I was a bit nervous. To be honest with you, I cannot tell when I have gained or lost by how I feel. I think if I gained 10 or 15 pounds, I'd notice, but a few up or down is hard to notice. When I was at a healthy weight, I was pretty sensitive to fluctuations of just 2 or 3 pounds. This is probably why I gained that extra weight over the last couple of years (well, that and Doritos). I didn't weigh myself and I couldn't feel the weight coming on. I did wonder why my clothes were shrinking, though.

So. Anyway. I got on the scale and was down 3 pounds! I was thrilled because even though it's been 5 weeks since I weighed, I distinctly remember eating a few non-weight-loss-friendly things over the holidays. I didn't just pig out, though, mostly because the healthier foods make me feel so much better. It's not fun to eat junk and feel bad when I know how good eating healthful foods can make me feel.

Tomorrow morning: appointment with Doug at the coumadin clinic. I'm hoping to learn a lot about his treatment and be encouraged somehow.

The verse today is from 1 Thessalonians, which Corey pronounces "Sethalonians."

[Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. 1 Thessalonians 3:7]

6 comments:

java diva said...

That's awesome!! What a nice surprise. :)

amy said...

Yay! That's a great feeling :)
And I love that verse too!

Courtney Walsh said...

Go you with the three pounds!! :) That's awesome. Especially after Christmas. I wasn't so lucky! lol

But I just had a little revelation and threw my scale away. I'm so much happier now... and yes, eating so much healthier... I feel SO much better! :)

Gina said...

Wow, that is great. I'm sure you were relieved. Not reverting back to old eating habits at Christmas was a huge victory! Prayerfully everything will be fine with Doug!

Angela Turner said...

Love the pic (and those cool mirrors). It made me laugh because it sort of looks like you are pulling your hair out - lol!

sherlonkahkai said...

Sending prayers for your husband and you. Hugs.