HI Judi! SO nice to hear from you! Yes, I am on a good streak finally. I am eating well and definitely prioritizing my workouts. I feel like a different person than just last week. I have only lost about 3.4 lbs so far but yesterday 3 different people told me that I looked good. They didn't ask if I lost weight, they just said that I looked good and I really think it is because I am happier that I am in control now and I don't feel as anxious or guilty for eating badly or drinking soda. I jumped out of bed this morning and hurried up to go to the gym before anyone else woke up and it felt so awesome. When I was in my funk, I would just lay there not wanting to start my day and I would give up before I even got out of bed. It was awful. I know a lot of my positive thinking has to do with my son making it through his surgery so well and having that stress done with. Now I just have normal stress and I am coping with it in other ways than eating. My daughter's surgery went well too. She was under general anesthesia for 2 hours which I thought was long but the plastic surgeon is supposedly very good and thorough. They had to remove a large birthmark called a congenital hairy nevus on her front thigh and they thought they would have to do a skin graft but luckily they did it without. She has a huge bruise though and a really tough raised bruise right under the incision that I might call about on Monday.
I am still 20 lbs heavier than I should be but I am moving in the right direction and seeing that even though it is going so slowly, it is going. I am looking more forward to the summer since I am starting to feel better. Life is too short to wait to restart. I want to feel comfortable in my body when I see people instead of feeling self-conscious. If I know that I am making smart choices, I will be rid of the guilt and more at peace. I felt stronger today at the gym on Saturday than I did on Monday which is such a motivator. I can feel my muscles twitching and growing which is much better than my extra layer of fat just sitting there without purpose making me mad and sad.
Have a great weekend everyone! Going to drink my water and eat my veggies!
My weight today was 145.0 lbs which is down again and it shocked me because I had a slight cheat of 3/4 slice cheese pizza and I enjoyed every bite of it. My old self would have probably 2 1/2 slices and some fries and soda or beer. I had 3/4 slice pizza, salad, and water! So much better than giving in totally and feeling guilty and full and I still lost! So excited!