Everyone's weight-loss journey is different. If you have ten, or maybe even twenty pounds to lose you can sprint out off the line and get it done! In my case I have around 90 pounds and a sprint that far would likely kill this fluffy princess so slow and steady it is. I have analyzed what it will take for me to do this and be successful. I have to approach this like it is a marathon.........I need a plan, I need support, and then I need the guts just to do it. I am steadily going down but not posting big impressive numbers am I am ok with this. It is kind of funny because at the very beginning of this journey I wanted to lose weight. I wanted healthier habits and I wanted to feel cute again. In my mind, I thought developing healthy habits would be a by-product of the weight loss. Three weeks into my journey, I realized that the healthy habits have to be developed first and weight-loss will follow. I am working dilligently on changing my relationship with food. I have learned that reading part of a book, spending time with a friend, or a bubble bath can do the same thing that a late-night fat-laden snack used to. Are you kidding me?? That is a HUGE victory! It is not measured in pounds but I am still so proud! We have gone out to eat and I get what I want. I will not be eating salads at every restruant I go to for the next fifty years. It might help me lose more weight initially but that will just come right back on when decide I have had enough salad........which I don't really love anyway. Victory #2? I ordered some fabulous enchildas and even had chips and queso. Doesn't sound victorious? Well I stopped when I was full and it does not get much more victorious than that!!! I have not given up anything, I just eat less of it and fill in the blanks with much healthier choices. I have more energy and quite honestly I feel like my moods are a bit more even. I have been on at least a 10 year sugar high........maybe longer!
I feel a bit slimmer and that is boost. I am almost to the point where I have things figured out. This is a battle and I need a battle plan and I think I just about have one. I am eating healthy breakfasts and I have NEVER done that. It is making a huge difference in my snacking habits. Which I still have by the way. I snack healthier too. I have taken the last couple of weeks and tested the waters. Can I really eat a Reese's every day and lose weight if I don't go over my points? I believe so but did not get far into testing this theory because it makes me feel crappy to eat that much sugar. And THAT would be Victory #3! I am drinking more water, or tea and not near as much coke. It has been diet for several years, but still, not as much of the artificial sweetners is making a difference. I have made a bit of a choice, which is probably not going to be super popular....but I have decided that I am going to go for sugar vs. chemicals most of the time. Not always of course and I know that it will not contribute to the weight loss but it won't ever be a splurge to me if I can have it all of the time. If I am going to eat a brownie, by golly, I want a brownie not a diet version of a brownie. Basically I have taken the diet part right out of this experience. I am changning my habits and attitudes concerning food. They did not happen in a few weeks and they will not be undone in a few weeks but I know I can do it. Most people that know me can attest to the fact that when I truly decide I want something......it usually happens.
The journey continues...........