I don’t know what it is about spring that brings this out, but man am I ready to fit back into my old jeans!
This time last year, I had finally reached a size/weight that was starting to make me feel really good about how I looked. So good in fact, that i donated all of my “fat” clothes and was determined I wasn’t going back.
Oh how quickly things changed.
I know when it started. It was when we were putting offers in to buy our first house. It was around the same time that i was starting to accept the fact that my goal of running a half marathon was never going to happen due to an old knee injury that would flair up every time I went out running. I am a huge stress eater and that week, I stuffed my face like I had never done before. I kept telling myself that one week wouldn’t cause any trouble… but in reality,it started a nasty downhill spiral. After the house, it was the stress of moving. Then the stress of getting a new job. Then the wedding. When went for my final dress fitting, I felt embarrassed that the dress that fit me like a glove was now super tight. However, I couldn’t do anything about it so I just accepted it.
Then the honeymoon… and then winter came and my motivation went out the window.
I think it hit me pretty hard when the amazing skinny jeans I had bought last year could no longer be done up. I wasn’t about to go buy bigger clothes though so I settled with several pairs of spanx-like products to suck it all in. Oy! I was in major denial.
So here I am, right back where I started. With the nice weather, the sweaters are coming off and I am not happy at all with how I even look in a t-shirt. My energy I had gained is gone as well.
I’m going to put together a plan. The bad food is leaving this house. I am going to force my schedule to allow for activity. I just want to fit back into those jeans again. Here os a pic of my sister and I during a time last year when I was feeling fabulous!
Anyone else with me?