“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?
Friday is my weigh-in day, but I was really busy and didn’t get to post. As of Friday, I lost 4.8 pounds! I am so excited about this first week. I learned SO MUCH by tracking my food. Really paying attention to what I am eating is going to be what makes me successful. There are certain things I thought were awful for me that aren’t, and some things I thought I could eat tons of but shouldn’t. And I was able to get rid of guilt. I had real mayo in my chicken salad, I put cheese on my vegetables, I had dessert. But actually measuring my portions has changed my thinking already. I’m surprised how I honestly don’t miss the extra. I was afraid my salad would be dry with less dressing, or my potato would be way bland with less butter, but I was excited to find out that I didn’t feel that way. I was also surprised by how much excess I was eating, and I’m excited about learning to enjoy food the right way. Finally, I’m super happy to be doing this with Mom. She had a great first week too, and I think we are going to be really helpful to each other.
My mom texted me the other day and asked me to do Weight Watchers with her. I am SO grateful.
I tried WW a few years ago and had some success. However, the meetings were inconvenient, and I wasn’t financially able to stay on WW for more than two months. So, like everything else, I quit.
However, this time, my mom is paying for it. She’s wonderful like that. She also bought both of us EVERYTHING that comes with an online membership. I have so many tools available to me now, and I feel like I can make progress. I just needed the tools and some motivation from someone who understands. I’m so excited to start this journey with my mom! Now, I realize I have felt inspired many times before, and this whole “I’m going to do it this time!’ thing is not new. But trying again can’t hurt!
I’ve been tracking my food the last three days, and I feel awesome. I know I simply cannot lose weight without carefully planning my meals. I can’t just plan to “eat better” or “eat less”. I have spent the last three days paying careful attention to everything I eat, and it hasn’t felt too complicated or stressful. I’m hoping that the first week continues this flawlessly, and I will see enough results to stay excited and motivated, even if I hit an obstacle.