First of all, I want to brag a bit. Yesterday I went to Zumba despite several opportunities to ditch the gym. Gary couldn't make it, I could have gone home early, I had a headache, I was really tired - but instead, I went to Zumba, and then I wasn't grumpy and tired anymore. I was too busy sweating and shaking my rump and looking ridiculous to think about being tired.
This morning I saw some serious movement on the scale! I had a loss of 4.6 lbs. That's incredible. All that fish and cabbage must be paying off - and I'm showing myself that the one pizza binge I had was, in the grand scheme of things, not worth falling off the rails for. I got back up immediately, stuck to my diet and exercise plan and I feel awesome.
More importantly, I am feeling much better. I feel "lighter" and I definitely have more energy (despite complaining in my first paragraph about being tired). I can't imagine making it through the past three weeks feeling the way I was back in mid-January; sluggish, exhausted and embarassed. Now I feel empowered, in control and I'm working my way back to feeling quite sassy.
I've got a weekend full of plans with friends, several of which will put me smack in front of the beer and nacho train. But I'm determined now to stick to my plan; perhaps I will indulge myself in one cold, delicious beer, but that's it. How will I make that work? I'll have the car keys :)