I'm so proud of myself

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Oh my goodness, I have so many reasons to be proud of myself so far. I've been at it for 2 weeks now and already lost at least 7 pounds. I'm setting goals and I can actually see myself reaching them.

So far I've been really great at logging all my food intake. It's been a wakeup call and I've cut out a lot of stuff I used to get every day, and amazingly enough, I don't miss it! I used to get a Mocha and a M&M cookie from the gas station every single day on the way to work. I would also eat several candy bars, pretty much all at the same time. So far I've only gotten 1 Mocha in the last two weeks, and 1 cookie, and I think on Halloween I ate 2 fun size candies That's seriously unheard of! We also have Doughnuts and coffee after church every week, so I would have a doughnut and a cup of coffee, then we would go to the grocerie store and we would all get another one. I've stopped getting the second one and I don't miss it. I'm also doing great at not getting totally upset when I don't hit my goals for the day, tomorow is another day, and life-long change doesn't happen right away. When I've been eating like crap for so long, I can't expect 100% perfection right away.

I picked up a tredmill off of Freecycle, and while I have yet to get on it I will be very soon (Like when the kids go to bed tonight) I have lots to work on, but I really think that I can do it all if I just chip away at it a little at a tie.

So here's to change! Here's to commitment! And here's to a fresh start here I'm not a slav e to refined sugar forever!!!
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    BRAVO for you!

    It's tough making changes -- but when we take notice of the affects the changes are making in our day to day lives, we embrace them!

    I had a routine (cycle) that I was stuck in too.. every morning, I'd wake up, have a coffee and some toast; at work, I'd pick up a 'protein breakfast' that consisted of two eggs, bacon and two sausages and a coffee; at lunch, I would eat the cafeteria food again -- usually the fast food stuff.. fries with a burger or whatever was on the menu that day; afternoon break was a coffee and double Mars bar or a giant chocolate chip cookie, and/or some chocolate almonds, etc etc... then I would have a full dinner at home, followed by chips or some other snack.

    I was eating myself into a deep dark pit! I stopped having the breakfast and lunch at work about two months ago -- it was costing me a small fortune!

    You should be very proud of yourself!

    4636 days ago
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    Good for you!
    4643 days ago
    emoticon on the 7lbs lost! That's great. I see you have already learned one big secret to a lifestyle change. It isn't the end if you have a bad day, you just have to pick yourself up and move. I think it helps so much when we get to the point we really believe that!

    Good luck on your weight loss journey! Keep up the great work!

    Co-Leader of the Parent of Infant/2yr Team
    4645 days ago
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