Worst of all, I've been a bit cranky this last week. My crankiness is just one symptom of the 2 pounds I'm up right now. Since I haven't been as careful with my eating, my coffee consumption is back up to a once a day habit. I'm allergic and can only handle it about once a week, if that. My allergic reaction wasn't very present at first but I let it go and now I'm miserable. Likening allergies to a bucket...I've filled it up. Once I work on emptying it, I can handle it in small amounts.
Then yesterday happened. Doesn't it always? Heheh. I found a picture from May 11. It was a group photo taken at a friend's birthday party. May was the month everything clicked and started me on a different path.
What happened? A doctor's visit where my weight was up, cholesterol out of control, a hike I couldn't handle (that has NEVER happened), workouts I couldn't keep up with, and generally feeling like crap. AND? and this picture, which I forgot about but it helped me SEE the way. All in May. Yes, sometimes I need to be hit over the head. May was the hammer.
|May 11, 2012|
|November 1, 2012|
So yeah. NOW I see the difference.
Finding joy in spontaneously warm days, the great outdoors, lots of family and friend hikes.
Thankful I saw the light again after 2 weeks and 2 pounds instead of 20 pounds. Thankful for a new resolve and focus.
I'm refocusing by concentrating on journaling all my food and varying my workout. I need to blog about my running as of late. Soon to come.