So, just a few days into publicly being accountable for my goals and asking for help - I feel stronger and incredibly grateful. One of the women I want to grow up to be happens to be a co-worker who has maintained an 80-something lb weight loss for I don't know how many years. I would have never have guessed she had ever been overweight. C was the first co-worker I enlisted to help me. She is IM'ing me a couple of times a day to remind me to drink my water and is so proud of me when I reply "I'm about to pee my pants." W and C have also been recruited. Their support is wonderful - so a big thank you goes out to them.
And Kelly and Stacy - thanks for dropping by and leaving comments. It really does help to know people are reading and following along. And I know for myself that sometimes I think - "I need to go back and post a comment" and then never do. So I really do appreciate your taking the time to leave comments.
Another plus is coming from this. I suddenly seem to be so much more in tune with my body's real needs. And it REALLY needed hydration. Just two days into getting my 6 cups a day and I've started craving water. This is good.
And by being hydrated, I have noticed that during meals, I start to feel uncomfortably full - halfway into my meal. I take a few more bites and stop. This has never happened before. I like it.
I splurged today - on knitting needles. Lovely Lantern Moon size 8's - straight. They are so beautiful. I can't wait to cast on with them. I have some oh so so soft alpaca that is in my line of vision and I think the alpaca and Lantern Moons are going to be good friends.
I finished my mittens. They just need to be blocked.