External Manifestations of a healthier lifestyle
So, for the last 3-4 days, I have been completely consumed by the number on the scale. Like Meg said, it's not tattooed on my forehead, noone but those I share it with, no what it is, right? So, moving on. As I was showering, I was notcing other changes, besides the numbers, whether scales or inches that have become more apparent as I get further away from a bad way of eating and more firmly entrenched into a healthier lifestyle. My nails no longer have those funny ridges and dips in them. My hair is thicker and healthier, I go for trims now every 8 weeks, instead of every 4. My skin, while still sensitive to the drier, colder winter weather, isn't it's normal winter scales. I usually look like a snake in the process of shedding its skin in by this time of year. It's still dry, which I got from my dad,<thanks for that btw>, but not like it normally is. Yes, I drink abnormal amounts of water, but I eat more healthy fats too, fish oils, olive, flax etc. I truly feel this allows my body to process things the way they're supposed to, as opposed to working double time to clear me of impurities from crap food. I still take a multi-vitamin, actually I take prenatals, I have since I was 16, not for pregnancy or breastfeeding reasons, just because I guess? I've taken a daily vitamin since I was 2, so it's not like some sudden onslaughht of vitamins and minerals making my skin, hair and nails healthy. It's the better way of eating. The more excersize. So, for now, I'll focus on the fact I look like a walking hair commercial or like someone's got me on a diet of Purina, but physically, I LOOK healthy which is a complete reflection of my insides.
What changes have you noticed, not counting scale, inches or clothing that are a result of your better way of life?
Goal 1: 214 lbs. Met!! Goal 2: 197 lbs. Met!! Goal 3: Keep getting healthy in 2013