“The world is full of painful stories. Sometimes it seems as though there aren’t any other kind and yet I found myself thinking how beautiful that gleam of water was through the trees.”—Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler (via ethiopienne)
I lost 0.6 pounds this week for a total of 11.4 pounds. Woo!
While I’m excited about 11.4 pounds, I was hoping for more than 0.6 this week. I started my period yesterday, and I can literally feel the water I’m holding onto sloshing around, so I know that I don’t need to feel bad about anything. But still.
Meanwhile: For one whole month, I have tracked my food. I have eaten real, healthy food, and I have learned the difference between eating because I need to fuel my body and eating because I want to eat. THAT IS HUGE. And that is why I think I’ll keep seeing success. I love that I have managed to do this while still enjoying the food I eat. Still so grateful to my wonderful mom for doing this with me and cooking some amazing healthy meals!
Given my PMS water weight, I’m hoping for a pretty big 2-3 pound loss next week!
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via nakedvibe)
“Forget stardust—you are iron. Your blood is nothing but ferrous liquid. When you bleed, you reek of rust. It is iron that fills your heart and sits in your veins. And what is iron, really, unless it’s forged?
I lost 4.1 pounds this week for a total of 10.8 pounds. So excited!!! This week, I drank more water each day, and I think that had a lot to do with it. I am starting to think I really can do this. It’s getting easier as I’m seeing the results :)
Next week, my goal is 1-2 pounds. I also want to add some running in there. I’m on Spring Break, the weather should be decent, and Wrigley would love to go run!
I hate to say that I was disappointed in 1.9 pounds, but I kinda was. I’m thrilled to see results, but I’m afraid that if I don’t get a huge head start, I’m going to get frustrated and lose motivation.
On the bright side, I’m excited to see results. Period. Also, I can see my relationship with food changing and improving. Yay!
Now to stay on track for week 3. Motivational tips, guys?