One month in and I will admit I haven’t done as much as I had hoped to. Life’s little fires still seem to be running my schedule more than I would like to admit. I am chronically juggling too many balls and can’t seem to put any of them down. Next self-improvement project? Possibly.
What I have managed to do is consistently lose two pounds per week.
I posted stats in the last post, but the official weigh in weight turned out to be 202.8. That was on April 30, 2018. .
By May 7, I was down to 201.8, 200.8 on May 15, and this morning I weighed in at 198.8! Four pounds in two weeks is right on track for sustainable weight loss and goal attainment.
Physically, I am not seeing any non-scale victories just yet. That’s okay, I wasn’t expecting any quite yet.
Mentally, however, I totally am. Saturday as I prepared for a kid’s birthday party, I passed the chips and junk food without a second glance. It even took an hour or so before I realized that success. I did have a nibble of the birthday cookie cake and deemed it disgusting. These do not seem like big wins, but for some people they are huge. For me, it’s just me getting back on the horse.
The biggest NSV win – saying no to creamy, delicious mac & cheese. I think M&C is my biggest hurdle, even more than pizza. I have a serious weakness for M&C of all varieties.
Need to step it up a notch. A few more weeks and my morning schedule opens way up. That will help, but I am not waiting.
Daily walks, daily yoga sessions. But most importantly – SLEEP. Yep. Rest and recovery. I set an alarm on my phone and get my butt in bed.
How about the elephant in the room. Food. Let’s talk about it for a minute.