I went running again this morning. I almost didn't go but my wife, Claire, made me get out of bed. I'm so glad she did. I've been so crazy busy this last couple weeks that I feel like I'm holding on to my weight loss goals by a thread. I used to blog every day and now I'm having trouble squeaking out just a couple each week. Monday and Tuesday were both excruciatingly long days. We had a school field trip to the science museum at work which was much more exhausting than I could have possibly imagined. After that, I taught a French horn lesson and drove to play practice. I left in the morning at 8 and didn't get home until 10. Ugh.
I only have about three more weeks until our Summer vacation at work. Then I'll have some extra time on my hands.
I had a couple non-scale victories recently. I took my wedding ring in to be resized because it kept falling off my finger whenever my hand would get wet. The perfect time to have a ring slip off your finger would be when you're holding your hand over what is essentially a large funnel.
Anyway, I took my ring in and the lady measured my ring and then my finger. She looked at me and said "two sizes!" in a kind-of-amazed way. I went from a 13.5 ring size to an 11.5. Hopefully my fingers will stay that size for a while.
I went shopping at Goodwill last night for some new skinny clothes. I found a pair of jeans and a pair of shorts. The shorts were really beat up but at least they fit. The jeans are brand new. I did try on one other pair of jeans, but they were skin tight (but they fit!) so I didn't get them. It gets to a point where it's pretty ridiculous. I never thought my legs were fat to begin with, but for some reason my body thinks that's where I should lose weight from. I look pretty silly with jeans that actually fit. And I feel like I have the world's biggest muffin top.
The last non-scale victory is one of my co-workers looked at me and said, "Wow! You've lost a lot of weight!" It feels really good to have people start noticing.
So now I get to go back to my very busy life. How do you stay focused on your goals when life gets busy?