Lunch: chicken w/onion, leeks, roasted red pepper, and mushrooms
Snack: 2 cutie clementines and a cameo apple w/PB2 powdered peanut butter
Dinner:chicken w/onion, leeks, roasted red pepper, and mushrooms; side salad w/tomatoes, dried cranberries, feta, and raspberry vinaigrette
Exercise: taking down all inside Christmas decorations and cleaning house
Okay, so now it's time to get real.
I posted pictures every 50 days last year to show my progress. Many of you called me brave for doing so, but now that I look back... I wasn't really being truthful. Even wearing shorts and a sports bra, things can be covered. Not only that, but I mistakenly only took pictures from two angles, which doesn't show everything.
I've decided that this year, I'm going to be 100% forthcoming. I'm not going to hold anything back or try to sugar coat where I'm at. It only hurts me, in the end, because I'm not being honest with myself in return. I took two pictures to illustrate my point. This is what today's picture would be if I was still hiding the problem:
|Oh, and anybody spot my fitbit? It's the black strip on my bra =]|
Not good but not too horribly bad, right?
Well, that's because I'm covering up what needs to be lost. This year, I'm not doing that anymore. It's not pretty, and I apologize if you don't like seeing fat. But this is what it is:
Well, now that that's done, I don't know much else to say. I think I should feel disgusted, but really I feel relief. Of course I'm unhappy with where I'm at.. But I'm so much closer to being healthy today than I was yesterday, and how can I be unhappy with that?
At this point, I'm just excited to see where I'm at the next time I take these pictures. And then the next time. And the next. This year I want to take pictures each month. Hopefully each month will be better than the last.