Intended Side Effects

Oh, Hey, Clavicles! Nice to See You!

When I started to this new chapter I would be lying if I said I didn’t hope to lose some weight.  The desire was and is definitely there to slim down.  That being said, I strongly feel that I do not want to focus on a number displayed on a scale.  While it is a handy tool in keeping track of your progress, I find that it can cause me to get discouraged, which is not productive when my ultimate goal is to have a healthier lifestyle.

In fact, when I started I did not weigh myself, but curiosity got the best of me and I hopped on about 2 months after moving here.  So I know approximately how much weight I have lost, but not an exact number.  And, no, I’m not going to share the number.  It will only cause me to become obsessed with a measly pound or two.

I am pleased to report that in general I have more energy and have been able to maintain a positive outlook during this anxiety filled job search.  I am also pleased to share that I have dropped a jean size.  So, see, I could get wound up about a pound this way or a pound that way, or I can feel proud of the fact that I feel better and fit in a smaller size.

Not a long post today, I just wanted to give everyone an update!  Hope 2012 is treating you well!


8 thoughts on “Intended Side Effects

  1. You look great and I’m glad you are feeling good too. I started running again with one of my co-workers. I feel more like I’m shuffling/waddling but I suppose it is better than sitting on my ass 🙂

    • Yeah, it’s always tough getting passed that feeling that everyone is staring at you. You just have to get on your, “Fuck it!” mentality and run right by them all! Keep it up! If you need motivation, just give me a call!

  2. Hey Dawn! Keep up the good work hun, in my personal opinion you always looked great, however its brilliant to hear you are feeling better within yourself and looking great too! Well done to you!!

    • Thanks, Laura! It’s more about changing my lifestyle, but has the added benefit of weight loss. Let me know if you ever make it out to California! You know you are more than welcome!

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