I am so excited today. Yesterday I went and bought a bunch of moulding which will take me several days to put up due to my being timid with a mitre saw. Yes, I am still having nightmares about missing digits and even hands. I am still going to tough it out. What I am really excited about is my weight loss.
I know many people are dealing with body image and issues. I do love myself the way I am. By that I mean I love how sassy, sarcastic, and fun-loving I can be. What I don’t love is being overweight. I don’t enjoy having to choose to not do something spontaneously because I physically am not able to do it and will have to plan to alter what I do instead. Where is the spontaneity in having to plan something and not being able to whole-heartedly just jump in? I want to able to race my kids up a set of stairs on the spur of the moment. I want to drop what I am doing and go on a bike ride with them. I can’t do that now.
What I can do, and I am doing, is making a change. I am using TSFL (Medifast) to begin that change. I am using TSFL as a tool to help get me on the road to where I want to be. Their 5/1 plan allows me to get other things done and only needing to plan one lean and green meal. All the others I can grab and go, or I can microwave and have it ready in 4 minutes. I find this a blessing as I don’t have to constantly carry around an insulated bag for healthy snacks and I only have to be concerned over planning one meal. I’m restricted to only their items other than my lean and green meal which is still restricted. I feel that my body is getting used to tons of water a day (between 64 and 96 oz) and getting used to several small meals/snacks a day. I have always been a grazer and eaten every 2-3 hours so this has easily fit into my life.
As a tool TSFL is helping me to drink more water, to eat smaller calorie restrictive meals and snacks and helping me to establish a pattern of better eating. It’s October 8th and in 7 weeks Thanksgiving will be here. I am hoping to have lost between 25lbs-30lbs by then. I know I will be able to stick to my diet even over the holiday weekend. I have told everyone that I am only going to eat some turkey, salad and green beans. They will help hold me accountable if I slip. I doubt I will. Christmas is a whole different story. I will cross that bridge when I get there. I am not going to worry about it now. I am going to focus on today.
Today I will be installing some of the moulding and painting even more. I will focus only on todays goals and I’m not going to worry about tomorrow (unless my son has a test, then I won’t be able to not worry). Today I will be sticking to my diet. Today I will be celebrating how far I have come and I won’t be focusing on how far I have to do. Today…. My pants almost fell off my hips! So excited to have to wear a belt! Woot! Woot!
- Starting weight: 191 lbs
- Today: 176 lbs (10/8/2014)
- Loss to date: 15 lbs
- Remaining: 45 lbs
- Goal: 130 lbs