Well I am back on track and back on the blog. And by on track I mean I got food poisoning and lost 5 ½ pounds and now that the scale is moving in the right direction I want to keep it going that way. I think saying I’ve been off track is an understatement, To be more accurate, I’m 10 pounds heavier than I was when we started biggest loser round one. I don’t like it, and I find it insanely frustrating. I think that number has been the biggest hurdle for me, the fact that it exists has just shut down all of my motivation, I’ve been in the mindset of if you lose 10 pounds then you still only be at what had been your all time heaviest. It’s a very demoralizing view point that I just need to break though.
So why the change in attitude now? Who knows. I have a couple of new motivators; a friend of mine is getting married and doing the “bridal diet”, so I said I would do the “not my wedding diet” with her, but my bigger motivator is a bit crazy. Last Saturday I went to a Pink Prom and while the pictures should be enough for me to want to lose the weight the real reason lies in my silent auction winnings. The event was a fundraiser for two girls who are doing the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and if I ever do the 3-day again I am throwing one of these, because it’s genius. The Prom was held in Santa Cruz so it drew a diverse and eclectic crowd; the items up for silent auction also reflected this location. Mixed in with the usual Trader Joe’s gift bags and Vision Center Exams were yoga classes and surfing lessons and a one hour photo session with a Pin-Up Photographer. In a moment of pure brilliance or insanity, it remains to be determined which, I bid on it, figuring a) it will be motivation b) it’s for a good cause and c) my boobs will only look this good for so long and wouldn’t it be nice to have photographic evidence when I am hooking my bra into my belt. I left the prom with photo certificate and surfing lessons in hand thinking what the hell have I gotten myself into. So come October I will have to look great for a Wedding and this photo shoot, and while I may be scared out of my mind, I’m sure it will be fun and a boost to ye olde self esteem, but for now it’s time to bunker down and work hard on the road to channeling my inner bombshell, which is more about attitude than about a number on a scale. A true bombshell is just as much attitude as she is about looks, and while I may have strayed from the path for a bit, I am making my way back. Life is more fun when you feel confident and sexy in your own skin and I miss being in that place. So here is today’s challenge, to you, what characteristics make up a bombshell? Leave your answers in the comments