My weight loss journey has taken it’s time to develop. In the last month I felt another fundamental shift in my journey. I now feel both feet fully planted in the journey. This is a happy and cautionary tale.
I started blogging on April 4th, at this time I knew I wanted to make some changes and I was getting up occasionally to workout. At the beginning of May I started working out with some regularity. My attitude and commitment level started to change. By the end of May I was starting a new pattern of working out almost everyday. In early July I had a mini break down, but it allowed me to start some new patterns. It’s been a month now since my biggest shift, which has included changes in my diet too.
Although I’m still making changes, i.e. drinking even more water everyday, adjusting my workout schedule into seven different workouts (I’ll talk more about this, hopefully tomorrow, lots of thoughts here) and adding more fiber and veggies/less carbs in my diet. I can feel that I’m shifting into the phase of my journey that is going to get me where I want to go. Although now that I have a feel for what it’s going to take from me I want the results NOW. I wrote this was a cautionary tale, right. I’m so impatient and isn’t that what often gets us to give up: the feeling that we’ll never get there. Well NOT this time my friends!!!
I’ve decided to do a flip on the defeatist attitude. First, I’m looking back at the years it took me to get here. Second, I’m looking at what I’ve accomplished in the last few months. Finally I’m anticipating what I have to look forward to. Thank you to commenter Ginger on Amy’s Journey to heath Trying to get my head in the game… with some very wise Weight Watchers advice: give yourself a mental picture of who you want to be. Simply brilliant!! I’ve got my mental picture, oh and it’s lovely!!!! Although I can’t wait, I’m going to enjoy the fact that I CAN get myself there and that it’s going to take far less time than I’ve spent getting to this weight!!!
Today is also scale day. I did have a little hesitation before getting up for the scale, especially with the little gain I had last week. To recap, last Wednesday’s scale day did not go well, I had gained, but after spending all day Thursday rehydrating I lowered that gain to just .4 pounds. Today I was pleasantly surprised I wasn’t so scared to see what the scale had to say. With good reason, I showed a loss, not a big one, but I’ll take it, I’m down .7 pounds from last Friday. Which brings my BMI back to what it was two weeks ago 29.2, but it brings my weight to a new low of 159.5 (two weeks ago I weighed in at 159.8).
Tiny changes I’ll take, better than the gain from last week. I’m still hitting all my goals with gold stars (including working out daily, I can see my waist and muscles changing!!), except one, food choices. Portion sizes are going pretty well. It’s the carbs and veggies that are giving me the most troubles. I refuse to accept that all I’ve changed and done in the last few months will be sidelined by some petty carbs and healthy veggies!!
I haven’t hit my first 15% goal yet and I’m going to get there by continuing my gold star efforts and making better food choices. I’m trusting the process and I’ve got this lovely mental picture, do you have yours?