Loss this week: 2.5 lbs
Loss Overall: 42 lbs
Pounds till target: 35.5 lbs
I'm kind of shocked, but pleased! I cycled a lot last week but my eating wasn't fantastic but I had a nice shock when I stepped on the scale this week! I've definitely tried to be more active this week, between my bike, gardening and a little bit of tennis and I feel the benefits of it!
I feel more confident in myself and able to go out without a cardigan - something I never normally do! I really dislike my upper arms, so will try to cover them as much as possible - but in this heat it's nigh on impossible to deal with summer with layers!
But whilst I loathe my arms, I dared to bare my legs on the same day! What am I, a page 3 girl? all this skin on show!
Which leads me nicely onto a post that Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky wrote recently about loving your body. Body acceptance can be a daily battle, some days are better than others - for everyone.
Naturally, we'll compare ourselves to others - do I wish I had thinner arms? Pretty much always. Do I wish that my knees didn't have this weird wobbly bit - of course. But there are so many things I like about myself that I'm able to find some balance and not go too stir crazy about things that I can't change over night, or at all!
But constantly berating myself and feeling bad about the things I dislike isn't going to change them, or make me feel any better - therefore I try to spend my time doing things that make me feel good or being thankful that I have good health.
There are so many different forms of beauty that to aim to achieve a narrow idea of one would be foolish, I'm OK with being little old me!