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I am home sick today, and therefore have nothing better to do than blog and drink tea. Lucky you!

It’s been almost a week since I gave up the scale, so I figured this was a good time to check in. Guess what? It is DIFFICULT to not weigh yourself every day when that is what you’re used to! Imagine that :P.

I’ve had a few panicky moments of “OMG, I’m going to gain weight, what the hell am I doing???” but for the most part…smooth sailing. Eating is easy. I know how to do it. Open mouth, insert food…chew. See? I’ve got it down. As long as my pants keep fitting and I keep exercising and eating the right stuff, everything will be fine.

It turns out that exercise is a lot more fun for me when there’s no pressure…which is nice. Taking my dog for a long walk can be about going outside and enjoying it…and if I decide to pick up running again this spring that can be enjoyable too. Oh, and don’t get me started on how excited I am to get out on my bike again! Exercise bikes just don’t cut it…I like the real deal. Bring on the snow/slush-free roads and bike paths so I can get going!

Unfortunately today is a dreary, windy day and I am a big sicky-poo. I’m so bored that I even took pictures to commemorate my sick day. Sad? Oh yeah.

Chicken soup for breakfast, tea with lemon/honey (and lots of it!), daytime tv and…the beginnings of egg salad sandwiches for lunch. Yeah…soup and egg salad sandwiches are all I feel like eating today, so I guess that’s how it’s gonna be.

Being sick blows.

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This is what I got Lucas for our anniversary. He pretty much loved it:

This evening after I was done work we decided to take the dog for a walk through Assiniboine Park. It was a balmy +1 degrees in the Peg today…gorgeous. We walked through the Leo Mol sculpture garden, and it was really pretty so I took this cute shot of Lucas and the puppy:

I really liked this one because it seems sort of lonely and out of place in the cold:

So I have decided not to actively try to lose weight anymore.

Wait…..What?

Yeah. For real. I reached a healthy weight for my height like 3 years ago, but for some reason I keep pressuring myself to be thinner…and the more pressure I put on myself, the more I freak out and eat like an idiot. See the pattern? So fuck it. I would rather eat well and exercise because I like it and it gives me more energy. I know for a fact that when I eat well and work out I don’t gain weight and I look better…so why the stress when I could just let it be?

So for the first time in like 21 years I am putting my scale away. I’ll bring it out every so often…like, every couple months or so? Or maybe I won’t. I don’t know.

Sniff. Buh-bye scale. I’ll miss you.

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