Hello and hope you are having a great January 31. Can you believe that it is already the last day of the first month of a new year? I can’t. This month seems to have flown by.
The weight loss journey continues. It is hard to believe it that I have been at this a month already. Seems like I am getting nowhere fast. But then again I have had some very bad habits and routines for a long, long time.
I did make a breakthrough just yesterday that I have to share with you. I had some blood work done at the doctor and before that a fast of 12 hours was required. That was fine since the night before the fasting time, I ate 94% fat-free kettle corn for my snack with some ice-cold water. Yummy and filling.
After the trip to the doctor, I had an errand to run and was also hungry. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to eat. I went to one of my old favorite fast food restaurants, walked in, and then realized, I really don’t want this. The thought of that greasy food almost made me ill. So I left. And, it’s a good thing — they were so busy, a long line inside and cars waiting in the drive-thru — all the way around the building.
I came back to the house and ate a protein bar, part of a banana, cheese, water, and coffee with cream. That was much more satisfying than my other option would have been. I have to say that was a real win for me in my day-to-day walk with the correct food options. I couldn’t help but say, yeah me! (This is something that I think we should be doing — it’s important to celebrate your victories.)
The rest of the week has had good times and bad times but the weight has remained the same. And I must say that although the scale didn’t change, I am relieved and pleased that it didn’t go up.
For people who don’t have a struggle with weight loss, you may wonder, why isn’t it just an easy change to choose the healthy food? Some days it is easy and other days it isn’t. I am trying to work through the hard days and learn each week a lesson that will help me continue to meet my goals. I truly want my health to improve so I must do this – hard as it may be sometimes.
I find that the more healthy choices I am making, the more healthy choices I want to continue to make. You know what I mean? It seems the body seems to start craving the good deep green lettuce, the crunchy carrot, the whole grain pasta with grilled chicken, and other tasty and healthy foods.
The other challenge continues to be exercise. I have been doing more walking and am enjoying being outside – especially with this unseasonably warmer winter that we are having. Just some days, it seems to end up at the end of the list of things that must be done. You know what I mean?
In years past, I have been very active and regularly worked out. That was before becoming a mother and having more demands on my time. I just am realizing more and more that I just have to schedule it and then do it!
I hope and pray that I can work more exercise into each day this coming week. I wonder what new lessons I will learn. I am sure there will be something.