To be honest, I cannot believe it has been seven weeks already! The time is really just flying by.
This morning as I exhaled and looked down I saw…drumroll please…290.0! That is two pounds lost this week, and a total of 22 in seven weeks. I am thoroughly excited. Of course, two weeks ago I thought I would be at 289.X by this week, but I am not discouraged or disappointed. I know it will come – next week – because I have been sticking with it (no cheating), and exercising often.
Besides, I am still at an average of over three pounds lost per week (not much over three, but still). Lifestyle change takes time to be successful, and that is precisely what I am doing here. Not dieting. Not “trying something out.” Nope. Lifestyle change, folks. That is where it is.
It is all in the mindset. Because I am making life-long, lifestyle changes I feel a lot less “bogged down” and worried. I find that I am not craving any “bad” food (other than a few weeks ago, which passed quickly). My chicklets have had pancakes and waffles several times since I have started my journey. Usually I would be staring at them, and eventually indulge. Nope. Not this time. Yesterday we attended my little cousin’s third birthday part. They served pizza, cake, and ice cream. I tasted a tiny (truly microscopic) bite of the cake, and was never tempted to do it again – much less devour an entire hunk. I just do not have that yearning anymore. Maybe the whole grains are doing their job keeping my insulin in check (which curbs the cravings), or maybe it really is just my mindset. Who knows.
All I know is I feel great. I have more energy now than I did two months ago – by far. My chicklets have noticed, and are enjoying time with momma more than ever. I am loving life…and I know I will be loving it a lot longer the thinner I get.
How did your week go? Are you where you hoped you would be? If not, what can you do to get there soon?