Hey guys long time no post! Sorry about that, I've been super busy and sick as well.
Tuesday was my weigh in day. I ended up working out on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday so I was pretty confident about stepping on the scale. Well, apparently I had every reason to be confident because the scale read 253.6! Another 3.3 pound loss! Woo Hoo! Looks like I'm back on track compared to the week before and crazy enough only 3.6 pounds away from having lost 20 pounds so far! Ahh I can't believe it but I am sooo ecstatic.
Food has been good. I've been good about eating correct portions if I'm going to have something that isn't the healthiest. I'm doing my best to really try to incorporate real life into this and know that I'm not going to be able to eat chicken and veggies all day everyday for the rest of my life. I'm always going to be put into situations where I will have to make less "favorable" decisions that what I'm used to but I know that I'll be able to make sensable choices when I come to those situations.
Now for an opinion question that I'm hoping you lovelies can help me with. So this year for my birthday my mom is buying me a tattoo. I have 2 other tattoos, a heart on my ankle that I got right after I turned 18 and the words "Rispetto, Amore, Desiderio" on my wrist (It means Respect, Love, Dream in Italian). I've been mulling over ideas for awhile about what to get this year and I'm not sure I'm decided yet. Today I thought of an idea that I really like but I need your opinion on it. What I was thinking of getting was the Roman Numerals of 08.13.2009 on the inside of my fingers. It'll look something like this:
This is the date that I officially started working out regularly and eating healthy on a daily basis. I know that I WILL continue on this journey and I feel like this is one of the most important things I have done for myself and my future health. I know that this tattoo will not allow me to ever give up or ever stop because this will be a permanent constant reminder of what I started, how far I have left to go and how important it is to continue to live like this. The thing I worry about is having to explain to people that I got the date I started my "diet" on my hand. I feel kind of embarrassed even talking about it and I'm not sure if I'll feel embarrassed having to constantly explain it. I feel like a lot of people will throw doubt at it saying "What if you don't stick to your diet this time, then what?" That would be a valid point except for the fact that this time I will not allow myself to fail. This is my lifestyle now and I will NEVER go back to how I used to be. EVER. I think I just have to remind myself that this tattoo is for ME and no one else, just like my decisions to finally get healthy. What do you guys think? I know some of you may not like tattoos in general but if you could just tell me what you think about the idea? Please be honest even if you think it's not something I want to hear.
Thank you everyone for your continued support of me on my journey!