I have made a big decision. My husband has hidden our scale from me until January. The past few weeks have been miserable with the scale. I am not sure exactly what is going on, but my weight is going crazy. I know I am not working out and tracking like I should be, but I don't find the gains I am experiencing credible. I don't know if my hormones are out of whack and it is making my weight bounce around. All I do know is that it is making my crazy. I can't be starting every morning standing on the scale crying. It is a horrible way to start the day and I have had enough. I am struggling more than enough emotionally this holiday season without torturing myself on the scale.
I know some will think I am making a huge mistake and that I am giving myself permission to go hogwild. I have some concerns myself. However, I know that what I am doing now is NOT working. Therefore, I am willing to give up what I know is not working and try something that might work. As you all know, the biggest part of our weight loss/fitness battle is mental and at the moment my mental state feels more fragile than my physical state.
I am not giving up! For the next few weeks, I have decided to focus on walking. Out of bed and out the door for three mile walks before the excuses of the day can derail me. I feel both physically and mentally stronger when I start the day with a good walk. I get a greater boost in my self-confidence from a good walk than I do from saying no to a piece of candy or a Christmas cookie. With flagging self-confidence, I am looking for the avenue that will get me back to "normal" the quickest.
Back to the title of this post. Bustin' my hiney with some morning walking makes me feel good. I would like to springboard into enjoying simple holiday pleasures. The other day when I took the slow walk I took a ton of pictures of various neighborhood Christmas decorations. So to lighten this post I am sharing what I would see everyday if I weren't speed walking in the dark.
Thought of Des at Finding the Skinny Geek Within when I saw this little Mickey hiding in the courtyard. She just got back from a fantastic vacation at Disney.
With a little styling this truck could be the most adorable Christmas decoration in the whole neighborhood.
We have never done lights or decorations at our house...maybe next year we could start. In the meantime, I will enjoy those around me.