I looked in the mirror and I liked what I saw.
If you have been reading for awhile, you know what a big step this is for me. I've told you about it here, here, here, and here.
It's a funny thing...taking charge of your health and your eating. As I mentioned last Friday, I have been working hard at a new eating plan. Spurred largely by the fact that I spent most of last year feeling awful and gained almost 20 pounds. I spent most of this summer working with my doctor to make sure there was no medical reason for my pain and weight gain. On paper, I am the picture of health. She did prescribe a low dose of an anti-anxiety medicine, but more because it also treats pain than for the anxiety. It has helped.
I've been working The Plan, which is an elimination diet of sorts, that helps to identify foods that cause inflammation in each individual, for about 3 weeks now. I've lost over ten pounds and have about 8 more to go. I'm not religious about it, I go off here and there, but I'm doing it enough to maintain and slowly peal off more pounds.
I looked in the mirror the other morning and I saw THINNER. That's not something that happens easily for me, especially since I'm still not where I'd like to be.
That same day a friend sent me a silly photo she's snapped of me at our 5K. I looked at it and I saw thin again, in my face and my torso... I liked it so much I made it my profile picture!
Maybe it's because my clothes fit better. Maybe it was because I'd run a 5K the night before.
Whatever the reason, I'll take it. It feels good!
And I'll even admit, that when I walked by this person at a kids event and noticed that she had gained weight, I *may* have added an extra swing in my step. I know, I'm horrible, but I couldn't help it! *grins*