Another update for the HYC! I am "happily maintaining" as I put it yesterday, and have not lost or gained since last weeks checkin.
Since exercise is the focus of this challenge for me, I can report that I have exercised 4 times. I honestly believe that this exercise helped me maintain my weight over the weekend with all the extra food. Friday-Sunday I woke up and worked out for at least 20 min before going out to a party, and this helped keep the focus on my goals.
Today I went out to a client site to meet some clients for a well known hardware company in the U.S. This is only the second time I have had to meet a client (most of the time it is the senior consultants who go), and this time, I felt good about meeting them in person. Last time I met a client, I was pretty overweight and was embarrassed that she would know what I really looked like. Silly and totally vain, but true. She had made a comment at one point that I "looked how I sounded on the phone" and wasnt sure how to interpret that. Today however, I went in to the meeting feeling confident and unashamed about my appearance. That definitely is a good feeling!