|A pretty little tree on my walk home from work.|
In no particular order, here's what's made me feel all warm and tingly in regards to my health/weight/life lately:
A coworker said "Jenny's losing weight."
Okay, so it was a little odd because it wasn't a question so much as a statement and I was standing right there and plus I've lost 25ish pounds so like, duh, where ya been? But, he's a male and they don't tend to notice these things plus he sees me 5/7 days a week, so HUZZAH to someone noticing!
|The prettiest of all weeds.|
I hate baggy clothing SO much, but for once it's a good thing. Despite not moving the scale much lately (before the scale hiatus, anyway- now I have no idea what the number reads), all of the gym time I've been putting in has been doing something good for the bod because I'm constantly throwing shirts in the "too big" pile. I guess muscle really does weigh more than fat. Who knew? (Besides everybody.)
Side note: Despite my shirt size shrinking, my pants are the same size that they were around Christmas. WTF is up with that? Does that happen to anyone else? I feel like I've been waiting forever for these jeans to get baggy and yet they still fit perfectly fine. I love these jeans, so it's cool, but I just don't understand. Please tell me I'm not the only one.
|Some kind of flowering bush thing in my backyard.|
I sorta fell off the wagon with the daily eats and the calorie count posts, but I am still counting my calories most days. I say most days because I still haven't locked down those damn weekends. March has been particularly difficult because we went home for a party the first weekend and have had visitors every weekend since (and will be welcoming two more tomorrow). I LOVE visitors, don't get me wrong ('cause they really are my favorite weekends), but having visitors means hitting up more restaurants and bars than we normally would (nobody drives down just to hang out in our apartment, ya know) and I am not a very good decision maker when beer and good (aka bad) food is an option.
|Cherry blossoms, because I just can't get enough. Sadly, the trees are all green now.|
I usually only like spring for about a week. Once I get over the budding new colors and the warming weather, it's all allergies, bugs, and humidity from then on. But this year I feel much, much differently about this transitional season. I didn't realize while it was happening, but winter put me in a food funk. Vegetables from the grocery store weren't nearly as enticing as vegetables from the farmer's market and more times than I'd like to admit bags of produce went bad before I was inspired to use them. But spring means that the farmer's markets are bustling again and I am beyond excited to get back to a mostly plant-based diet (and the resulting weight loss!).
So, that's it for victories, but I'd say it's a pretty stellar list, eh? I'll be back on Sunday (okay, let's be realistic, it'll probably be Monday) with the Weekend Review!