"She did not just post her weight on social media" is what you might be thinking right about now. I did - and I'm not worried about it because that number is just a data set and it can't hurt me. That's not what this post is about though.
244.8 - that's where I was about a week ago, I'm not sure - unfortunately didn't write it down. Now that I know the story that it turned into, I wish I would have.
I saw that number on the scale after 3 days of consistent increases and literally said to my husband "okay this has GOT to stop." So, I decided to do something about it rather than just feeling bad for myself. I paid attention to that information as data and realized that I had the power to make the data change. I am pretty powerful, after all, you guys.
I only changed ONE thing in my routine in the last week. One, really simple change helped me shed 4.6 pounds in about a week. That's pretty amazing, isn't it? Guess what it was --- I drank more water. How hard is that? Well, besides the excessive bathroom trips. The answer is - it's not. Living with depression and anxiety is hard, living with diabetes is hard, living with chronic illness is hard, living with PCOS is hard, living with addiction is hard, living in a body that feels like it has betrayed you is hard. Drinking more water is NOT hard. Quit feeding yourself that bullshit. Pick your hard. I pick being healthy, I pick being at a healthy weight, I pick living a long life, I pick being with my family.
I've learned that working in layers helps me to make lasting changes to my lifestyle. So, last week the layer was water. This week the layer will be more veggies. I don't know about you all, but when I make drastic changes to my lifestyle, I. GET. CRANKY. My body freaks out, my routine is off, and I just feel off. That's a sure fire way to get me to quit. So, instead I build up one thing at a time. It may be slower, but at least I can maintain those changes. After all, I'm not in it for a quick fix. This is a lifestyle. This is a marathon not a sprint and I'm in it for the long haul. Stick around, you can watch me or you can join me - but I'm not going anywhere. ❤️