...when I can't claim complete victory. I'm posting today.
The good news? I'm keeping up my exercise and feeling fan-diddily-tastic. Also, the boxes of Halloween candy in the house for all the little trick-or-treaters are yet unopened and I have no desire to dive into them.
The not so good news? I'm over my points this week. Just by a couple. And not because of a binge. It's that time of the month and I always have a hungry week. This one was especially bad and I got sick of feeling hungry all-the-time. So, in a controlled way, I'm over my flex points for the week. I'm not thrilled about it...but it is what it is and I'm thinking if I can hold it together for 2 more days, I may just see a loss this week anyways.
Encouraging news? I've made some new friends in the past little while. My weight loss has come up a couple times and each time the response is: "I can't imagine you being overweight" or "You don't look like you've lost 85 pounds". It's such a great feeling to know that these people don't think of me as overweight...it won't be part of their perception of me (except to know that I've lost some). But, in my head I'm still that fat girl. And it's going to take a really long time to get over that. If I can't, I may end up fulfilling that perception and become that fat girl again.
A weird sort of encouraging news? Finleigh drank bath water last night. I know, gross. But really, how do you stop it? The thing is, bath water is not thickened and Miss Finn did not choke or sputter at all. She put her face in the water, swallowed some of it and then looked up at me smiling. That coupled with a near tube free existence these days is certainly a sign that we may see the end of this whole ordeal while she's still young enough to not remember it when she's older.
In vacation preparation news? I woke up to what felt like an eye infection this morning. Not impressed. Hoping it'll clear up on its own now that my contacts have been peeled out of my eyes. I guess I'll wear my 7 year old glasses this week and forgo the vanity of contacts so's that I can enjoy my sunny vacation glasses free.
And that, folks, is my incredibly exciting life. Front page news for sure.