Friday I went to a Detroit Pistons game with a friend. We stopped to have dinner on the road. While waiting for our food, my friend snapped my photo. She laughed and said one more - just as I was laughing about her snapping photos before I am ready. She laughed again and posted it on facebook. I had no idea what it looked like. I had my fears.....
Later I looked at my feed and saw the photo she posted. At first I was moritified. I was going to delete it but then I noticed it had some likes and a comment. I read the comment. It said "Nice pic". Ya, right. Being sarcastic no doubt. So I commented back on the comment "Photogenic me, eyes half closed and laughing" The person commented back "You look so joyful and having fun no doubt."
I stopped and thought. Yep, I was. I left the photo posted, eyes half closed, laughing, and what looked like triple chins. Yes indeed, having fun and that is the important part! Self acceptance comes hard!
On a different note. My January goals. I messed up on my water the days I was traveling. All the other days, I got in all my water! So that goal wasn't met and I will be shooting for it again in February.
Eating. I had a few days I was over my calorie count and a day where I had no idea what my calorie count was - but knew it was over regardless. However, I had 26 days where my calorie count was good. My nutrition values - my carbs were over on 7 days even though my calorie count was ok. Most days it seemed my protein was a little high. So still work to do there. Sticking with that goal again for February
Exercise. I didn't exercise while I was on vacation - but most other days did well. I am sticking with my 12,000 step daily goal on the fitbit with a 30 minute cardio session each day per my docs orders. So again, sticking with that goal again for February.
Weight loss. I was hoping to lose 5 pounds during the month of January. That didn't happen either. My weight loss was 4 pounds. I am ok with that! This is the first time the scale moved downward in some time! So once again, I am shooting for 5 pounds in February.
Eeeks - which to me looks like I didn't reach any of my goals..... but I am ok with that. Not that I am ok I didn't reach my goals - but I am pleased with my efforts. I am going to try to pick it up a notch in February! I am also considering going diet soda free for the month - but I haven't made up my mind. Part of me thinks I should reach at least one of my goals before I add something else!
Anyhow, it was a month of more growth - not on the scale but in the self acceptance area.
OK February, bring it on! New month, clean slate! Let's see what I do with it!