Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nemesis



My scale has traditionally been my number one nemesis. I dreaded seeing what number would pop up next. But lately that has changed. I started working out in earnest right after Halloween. The last time I worked out regularly was over three years ago and I got sidetracked after we moved. Now that my son is 2, he's able to go to the drop-in care at the gym with no problems (before I was at the mercy of whoever happened to be working). I found an exercise class that I absolutely love (yay jazzercise!) and yoga is now offered on the alternating days. I've been trying to focus for the past 10 months or so on eating well. I avoid red meat for the most part and I try to eat fruits/vegetables at every meal. Now, I'm not very successful, but I do try. Since November, I've lost 26 pounds. Some of that weight loss can be attributed to stress from my personal issues, but I'm determined to keep it up. I feel so great after I attend class. I've made some new friends and I've gotten out of my comfort zone.

So, as you can tell, I need a pedicure. Hubby gave me gift certs for Christmas for one and I haven't gotten around to it yet. I debated on posting the one with my weight illuminated in bright blue on the screen and decided it was a little TMI. Plus, I kind of like that you can see my reflection a bit in the screen... CC

9 comments:

Katy said...

WAY TO GO!!!! That's such a huge deal to start losing weight and feeling better-- I know I really want to be in your shoes right now! Great picture too! (just so you know, you've got nice feet... is that weird to say? but i have an excuse... my dad is a podiatrist... must be in my nature! haha!)

AprilF said...

Ah, one of my favorite nemesis's too. GOOD for you for your progress! Keep it up! I really like your feet placement in the photo.

For CC- You could have found more light and then your wouldn't have the shadows from your feet.

Stephanie said...

Great job on the weight loss! I keep meaning to do that, but my "nemesis" happens to be that I don't like to exercise, lol!

I agree with April's CC - a bit more light.

Breezi said...

I love your spin on tradition.
I'm proud of you for keeping on track! That's something that I'm still working on. :)
Great picture.

Melinda said...

Awesome! Break that tradition! Beat that scale! And great picture, too.

Rachel H. said...

you are so amazing! How do you do it??? I would give anything to lose that kind of weight right now...well, almost everything. :)

You DO have nice feet too...cute!

Shanda Call said...

Ha ha. What a fun angle. That was a very creative way of bringing out TRADITION. Nice job

LeAnn and Cris said...

Seeing your toes makes me want a pedicure. Good job!

Alan J said...

Way to go! You are doing so awesome with the whole working out thing? i'm so glad you've been able to work out exercising and child care and all that! You're amazing!