It's Friday and it's weigh day! I was partially dreading today and partially looking forward to it. It's been a week full of ups and down on the scale so I wasn't sure what I would see today, haha! I'm down 6 oz but I can tell I'm holding some water this morning, I felt less like a balloon yesterday and that is ok!
I feel amazing and I can see it in my face again. For a while when I was off track and gaining, I could see everything in my face, from my skin to just how I looked. I didn't see the healthy, running determined face in the mirror that I had been seeing for months. I saw a reflection of my old self going back to her bad habits. Since getting back on track a few weeks ago, I can now see massive changes in my face. I wish I took a picture before to compare, it's really a huge difference. I was breaking out bad, I usually break out around my lower part of my face, around my mouth, nose, and cheeks. Now, nothing on my face and I think water was the remedy there! I wasn't drinking any water for a while and now I've been reaching my water goals daily and it's showing.
I'm so glad I have my running mojo back, it's like a little inner competition with myself to be better than yesterday. I don't care what everyone else is doing, how fast they are going, or how long they run. I'm focused on my journey and I am my own competition. I think that is why I love running so much, it's mostly an inner competition with yourself to beat your own goals you set, not about beating the other person (unless you are in a race to get first place obviously!). I love reading the stories from other runners in the From Fat to Finish Line group on FB (which I love by the way, I'm so glad I found my tribe there) and they are inspiring and motivating!
On a side note about weigh day, I reached back into the 230's!!! I was 239.8 this morning and I'm so happy to see those numbers again, I'm down 80.2 lbs. Still up about 19 lbs since my lowest but I don't care, I'm getting there slowly and doing it the healthy way. Like I said, I feel amazing!