Weight today: 167 pounds
Starting weight: 184 pounds
Weight loss to date: 17 pounds
Today I am wearing a jacket I haven’t worn in a long time. It fits well but still a little uncomfy across the stomach. Another few pounds and it should be fine. I can button it and I have wiggle room but I would like just a little more slack in the back, if you know what I mean 🙂
I need new clothes, not just because I’ve lost weight but because I haven’t been shopping in years. For such a long time I refused to buy anything because I didn’t want to see my fat in those non-flattering 3 way mirrors. I don’t care how skinny you are under the glare of flourescent lights and mirrors nothing looks glamorous. So now that spring is here I want to buy a few new skirts and suits for work. I love tailor-made clothes. Nothing looks better than clothes with a good clean line. But before I make any serious clothing purchase, I also want to lose more weight. So I’m buying one piece at a time. When I shed a few more pounds I’ll buy a few more clothing articles. That way I have sizes to play with in case my weight starts fluctuating 😉
This weekend I am going home to visit my parents and grandmother. My mom is already making sure she has food to suit my healthy lifestyle ha! We are having grilled chicken and a green salad Saturday and I’m sure she will have something high in protein-low in carbs on Sunday. She asked if I wanted a baked potato with sour cream to go with my meal (pre-diet the answer would have been YES!). Since I haven’t been eating anything like that the last 46 days, and I don’t miss it, I have no desire to eat it. I’m amazed at how certain foods that I once loved I never really think about anymore. Guess they were more of a comfort to me than a necessity.
I also plan to do one of my favorite activities while I’m visiting and that is fishing! I love to fish! My granddaddy, paw paw, and dad took me a lot when I was growing up. Granddaddy made sure this girl could bait her own hook, take the fish off, and clean it. I will admit if my catch is too big and I’m fishing off the bank, I have to lay the fish on the ground, put my foot on top of it, and pull the hook out with pliers. If my dad is around, I just let him handle it 🙂
I’m curious…how many of you have given up at least 1 indulgence to help you shed weight? How difficult was it to stop? Do you have days where you want to give into temptation and if so, how do you handle it?
I also want to know if this blog/weight loss piece is helping you stay accountable. Are you able to apply what you’ve read or seen to your daily lifestyle? Is there something you would like to see more or less of? What questions do you have?
I hope my weight loss journey is inspiring you to do the same. Remember, we all drop weight at different rates. No one person is built the same and our metabolisms run differently. Do the best you can, be proud of yourself, and don’t give up. If you do that, you will have no problems fighting the battle of the bulge. 🙂
Happy day all!