|This would be funny if it wasn't true!|
To anyone reading this...Happy New Year! I originally had thoughts of today being my day 1 but instead it is day 75. I am grateful for that, I feel as if the hardest time of the year to not drink is now behind me!
I have struggled with my weight for years and been a chronic yo-yo dieter for a very long time. When I gave up alcohol 75 days ago I also gave myself permission to eat anything and everything. I needed some kind of reward and food works great because I love it so much. Also, I was dealing with plantar fasciitis and out of my usual gym routine for about 6 weeks. I tend to put on a few pounds during the holiday season anyway, this year it's been more than a "few." Maybe the worst part is that I really have had to get my bigger jeans down off the top shelf in my closet.
I got on the scale this morning...I knew it wouldn't be good. I have a certain weight that I feel comfortable at. Not model thin or anything, just healthy. I am officially 15 pounds up from there...UGH! So it's time to get serious about weight loss yet again.
My gym has a 5K race every year on New Year's Day. I had always wondered what kind of a person was feeling good enough on New Year's Day to complete a 5K. Well this year I do! A couple of weeks ago I signed up my whole family. We will be walking, not running...but I think it will be a great thing to get us all in a healthier frame of mind.
Here's to a happy, healthy and sober 2015!