So, been on phase 1 for 6 days now. Going pretty well. Prior to joining SB, I lost 25 lbs (really thirty, but gained 5 back). I could feel myself slipping back into old habbits and was not about to go back to the me 30 pounds ago. Hoping that SB can provide the structure I am looking for to keep going. So far, so good. I have lost 8 lbs since day 1. That was the incentive I needed to get past those 5 lbs I had been gaining and losing for the past two months. Now I am ready to keep moving down, eventually to HS weight of 175 (I am 5'11" so that is pretty thin for me). Mini goals are 230 (loss of 45), 200 (loss of 75) and 175 (loss of 100). I can't believe I need to lose that much! Seems so crazy. I took a picture of myself at the beginning of the year and one tonight. Dare I say I actually am starting to look nice? I remember the last time I lost a lot of weight. Sadly, when I started, I was lower than I am today, and lost 40 lbs. I felt great. At least I have something to look forward to
I wonder why I don't tell anybody that I am doing this diet? If asked, I just say I am on a diet, but never specify SB. For some reason I don't like to discuss diets with people. When people ask me how much I have lost, my response is always "Not Enough". Or if they tell me I am looking good, I just say thanks, but never offer more. I guess I can't stand those that tell everybody and their dog about their diet. This forum is one thing - everybody here is here for the same reason, so I don't mind.
Going on vacation in November, so I should see a significant difference by then.
Wow, some seriously random thoughts there. Will be checking back soon. This really helps. I can do this instead of eat
One more thing...crazy how when I am eating better, everything else seems to be in better order as well. House is cleaner, bills are up to date and orderly, dinner is cooked on time, I am early for work. And the opposite is definately true as well. When I am way off the wagon, everything is a mess! Just another reason to keep on track!