We have walls! Honest to goodness walls. The space is starting to feel like a room again! Yeah!
We have to wait til it's good and dry before we can paint. That will take about a week or so. No worries, we can start tiling or more prepping for the tiling. The down side though is that this is a very busy week for hubs. He won't be home on time let alone early to do much work this week. Some of the stuff I can do but tomorrow is out because I have a full day ahead of me. Hopefully though, I can get something done to help out on Wednesday. If enough of the prep work gets done over the next few days, we'll be able to start tiling by the weekend. Finally!!!
Enough about that.
I was looking through photos last night. I found a picture of me that was taken about 2 years at Disney. Although I was happy to be there, there was still a miserable sense in my eye. It really made me cry for her. Which may sound strange seeing as I am no where near a healthy weight. Seeing that photo made me really realize that I have come a long way and that girl is not who I am anymore.
There are so many more things that I couldn't do or even wouldn't do back then that I can and will do now. Just a small example of a thought I had on the subject just last week: My girl friend and I took the kids to play mini golf. I haven't seen this friend since maybe February. She noticed right away that I had lost more weight and commented on how good I looked. While we were playing golf, I started to chuckle out loud and pointed out to her that 60 pounds ago I had to have one of the kids get the ball out of the hole for me because I couldn't bend to reach down into it without fear of collapsing. Now? No problem. Sure, it's something small but it was just a reminder that there were plenty of things that I struggled with then that I don't even think twice about now.
All of this reflecting has also reminded me though that I've been stuck at this same weight for much too long. A few weeks ago I was chanting that I was focused...and that still is the truth. I've been journaling and staying within my calorie boundaries. The piece of the puzzle that is missing for me right now is the gym. Now, there are a ton of people who preach that it's all about what goes in and less about what goes out. That just isn't so for me. The plays an integral part of my weight loss. And by "gym", I mean exercise but mostly strength training.
I was just speaking with my "paid friend" about this very topic. Her suggestion is to set the goal of continued maintenance for the rest of the summer. Part of me thinks that is a little dangerous but part of me also realizes that it's more of a realistic goal at this point. You all know that I just don't do well in the heat so the chances of me working out on my own are slim. That all being said, I'm thinking a better goal would be to continue to food journal, bring my calories down a bit to help cover some of the calories I'm not burning at the gym along with some other little things I would like to change...now, it's time to put some more thought into this idea and see where it leads me.