Today I hiked the Manitou Incline with two lovelies from work. We had lots of great conversation about losing weight when (A) said to me, “I see the things you post on facebook and I think you’re a lot thinner than you think you are.”. I realize that I might have a little bit of an issue with this. On one hand, I know I look better than I did before, but on the other, I am absolutely sure I am still fat.
I woke up this morning at my lowest weight since before I got pregnant with my child. That would be 9 1/2 years ago. That is a HUGE milestone. But I still look in the mirror and think “yuck”. With a little less than 30 pounds to lose still, I don’t want to end up in a bad place where even at goal weight, I feel like a fat person. It’s not healthy. I’m going to do some research on this and get back to you guys. But it was a real eye opener. So much of losing weight and getting healthy is in the mind.
Hiking today was absolutely FANTASTIC. It was a little cold, but it was mine and (A)s first time up the mountain since before winter last year, and it was (AM)s first time ever! It was exciting to see someone brave the unknown, with all the determination in the world. She was a trooper and made it to the top on her very first try. I bailed out in the middle on my first attempt, and believe me when I say, I pretty much cried and whined the entire time. I love to see people succeed, and I hope that I was able to help in some way.
I’m expecting to see a gain tomorrow. One, because I’m having a gin & diet tonic night cap, but also because my legs feel like someone took a sledgehammer to them. Word of advice, don’t go back to the gym after a long hiatus and then do the Incline the next day. Bad idea. LOL. Worth it, but I’m going to be feeling it.
These beautiful ladies kicked butt and took names with me today. I am so happy to have had their company.