It has been a busy couple of days. I'm back to work and even though I like that the traffic has been very light because lots of people are still off on vacation, I have tons of paperwork to catch up on. Tomorrow is strictly a paper day in the office. Hate those days:(
Check out what I found under my bed. An old pair of pants I wore at my heaviest. Size 24 Addition Elle black jeans. I've done the old skinny pants on fat pants comparison Holy Hanna! I can't believe that I used to squeeze into those babies!
|Size 10 American Eagle jeans on top of size 24 Addition Elle jeans.|
I also found a HORRIBLE before picture of myself that I nabbed off of my girlfriend Nokomis's Facebook page. This was taken at one of her family's barbecues about six years ago. I was pregnant here, but you can't even tell. I'm wearing the same shirt in both pictures below. I truly don't look any less pregnant in the picture on the right than I do from the picture on the left. Maybe I look more pregnant...even though I wasn't. I'll say this again. My mother must have been guiding me from Heaven because it's a miracle I had a problem free pregnancy!
|Not pregnant here.|
I ended up making a big turkey dinner for New Years Day. I love turkey. And although I ate some at Christmas, I didn't really get my fill. So now I am officially full of turkey...until I make soup next weekend with the frozen carcass. This is pretty much what I have been eating over the past few days. It was really yummy and I love rutabaga and sweet potato mash. The best stuff out there!
|From nine o'clock, clockwise...turkey, green beans with pepper flakes and|
garlic, rutabaga and sweet potato mash, squash, cumin carrots.
Tonight my butt is sore. Or maybe it's my hamstrings. No doubt from doing the five hill repeats yesterday. I need a good stretching. I see my massage dude next Friday and I'm looking forward to being manually stretched, and maybe my quads need stripping again. We did a quick yoga class before our run tonight and I may have actually pulled something while doing the pigeon pose. I like yoga, but tonight's quick class was a bit too rushed for my taste. I wasn't doing any of the stretches properly because the instructor moved on too quickly before I could work on my form.
I was chatting with some co-workers today about my lifestyle. I mentioned how I have never felt better in my life and I actually feel good almost all the time (except for the odd ache and pain from running). I never have digestive problems and because I'm so regimented with my eating, it's much easier to resist temptation. I went from almost 300 pounds to 167ish (I go in for my maintenance weigh-in on the 14th, but my pants are getting lose again). I also went from being completely sedentary to a pretty avid runner with the resting heart-rate of an athlete. I still wonder how in the hell I did this! Trust me, if I can do this anyone can. And now that I'm here, I can't ever imagine going back to the way I was. There's no food on earth that tastes better than how I feel! And did I mention that I love running?