Starting weight: 184
Weight loss to date: 20.5 pounds!
If my co-workers wouldn’t look at me like I was next in line for a room at the nut farm I’d stand up and sing “Glory Glory Hallelujah!” in the newsroom. I’m down 20 1/2 pounds! Can you believe how far I’ve come in 58 days? I started out at an overweight 184 pounds, unhappy, with the self-esteem of road kill. Today I feel much better about myself when I look in the mirror! I love pulling on clothes that haven’t fit in a long time. I enjoy going to the store and looking at new clothes that are a smaller size. I know spring is coming up and I want to buy some cute inexpensive clothes to wear (this girl doesn’t buy anything that’s not on sale!). If you haven’t joined in on some kind of diet plan what are you waiting for?
How many of you enjoy gardening? I love fresh vegetables and fruits. 2 years ago I planted a beautiful lush green garden. Out of all the plants I painstakingly laid, I think I had a few little tomatoes and one watermelon the size of a lemon. I did, however, have several squash-that is until rabbits laid into my garden and tore through it like something from the movie “The Slasher.” Last year, I planted a few tomatoes in a bucket. My “tommy toe” plant put out tomatoes even past the first frost. I’d walk by it, grab a handful and eat them while outin the yard (yes I ate them without washing them first. A little 7 Dust never killed anybody-maybe a few animals…I digress) This year, I’ll probably do my fruit/vegetable buying at the local Farmer’s Market or the vegetable stands on Highway 72. While I like planting my own stuff it is better to leave it to the professionals 🙂
I told you I was suffering from dehydration and leg cramps. So I decided to do some online research to see what could be causing the problems. I am on a 1500 calorie diet plan but I’m also eating a lot of high protein foods. Turns out that is what is causing me to thirst so bad I could fall off into a pitcher of ice water and drink my way out. Just beware if you are eating a lot of high protein foods be sure to drink a lot of water with it.
If you missed my “No Excuses” report don’t fear-it will be on again at 4 🙂 This week we take a look back from where I started, how much I’ve lost to date and how much futher on this weight loss journey I still have to go. Plus, I get my blood test results back this week. I plan to share those with you in my next “No Excuses” report.
Hope you have a fantastic Monday! Watch what you eat, be sure to weigh yourself, and don’t forget to give yourself credit for all your hard work! Dieting isn’t easy but when you have people pulling for you it makes the journey a lot less bumpy 🙂