First off, I want to thank the out pour of support I received. It may not reflect on my followers, but my inbox was packed full of support! Some who have gone threw this journey, some who hope too, and some who are where they would like to be, but work vary hard to be where they are at. I have had amazing offers as well. My sister has offered to meet with me once a week for accountability, and share some knowledge she has gained about healthy eating. Thanks T! Wasn't able to meet with her this last Friday but def look forward to this Friday :) Also a friend of mine Benny is a personal trainer and has offer to show me the ropes around the gym. Woot! Now... to get a gym membership. My sister in law emailed me many things that might make it easier. Thank you all for your support. I know I am forgetting people but hey, its not the Grammys. Im trying to loose weight people!
OK so after I had this big vision of becoming super diet/exercise woman, I felt kind of sad. Could it be that food truly does comfort people? I spent that weekend so utterly aware of what I was putting in my mouth.
While it could have been worse, it sure could have been better. An why lie, it was Superbowl weekend and I ate what ever looked good. Problem? Knowing and being aware of what it does to my body made most of it look un appealing. I did have a couple lil smokies, and a deviled egg (yummm) This week I call.... awareness.
Im not in it for a sprint. I was advised to start slow, make a couple changes at a time. Well... thats what I am doing, and its not so bad. I don't feel deprived, I feel aware. Was out and about this week and was STARVING. Instead of just stopping by a fast food place and regretted it later, I took my bootie home, made a salad and some grilled chicken. It was yummy and only took ten minutes. And guess what? I HAD NO GUILT. HA! Take that fast food people lol. Also I was out with a girlfriend of mine and again starving, instead of grabbing like chinese or something, we had sweet tomatoes. Even managed to stay away from the pasta and dessert bar. YAIIII US! Again, not deprived...Content.
Ok it seems like I am always starving right? Ya, need to learn to eat threw out the day. Coffee is not a food group. Get so hungry later in the day that I settle for anything. So I went to the grocery store an got some healthier options. Ie yogurt, low cal salad dressing spray, salad fixins, peppers, berries, etc. Just some fun options to mix it up. Not going for the salad or bust diet, Im going for the healthy life style.
So... Im also applying for the biggest loser, I mean why not, right? Its worth a shot, but either way Im in this. I have friends that are doing weight loss things as well. They are doing things like weight loss drops, and others like Herbalife. It seems to be working for them, just not thinking its for me. Im goin to try with as little help as possible, but trust some magic melt away pill does sound nice! But I have realized nothings over night. No matter what method you choose, its a battle.
So.... my first week I am reporting I have lost... 4 lbs!
May not seem like I moved mountains, but I am on a good road.
This weeks goals : Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Work out three times
Heres to being content, and learning more ways to love our bodies.
Loves to all