Time to Lose Week 8
Yet another week has come and gone with the weight loss adventure.
The exercising didn’t go exactly as I had planned, but there is good news. I lost 2 pounds because of better food choices. YEAH! It truly is a combination of the two but quite a bit from healthy foods.
In each meal, I am eating either fruits or veggies and am having protein as well. That seems to be making a good difference. I still, however, have a major appetite and am not sure when that will change. Hopefully soon, so I am trying to fill up on healthier options – plums, pears, oranges, green salad, corn on the cob, etc.
This morning I tried on a dress that I haven’t worn in a while. It seems to fit better than it has in recent months. My shape seems to be improving and that is really nice.
I have to remember that weight loss isn’t all about the scale — but also about how clothes fit and how you feel. These items are improving and I am very thankful.
There are still plenty of items to work on but each week it’s getting easier! I still like the occasional really good hamburger with for example, Cali Cobb toppings (blue cheese, bacon, and avocado) and thin-cut fries. This was a recent meal I enjoyed at a restaurant and it was delicious and the best hamburger I’ve had in ages.
And, I now like dark chocolate which is supposed to be better for you. My favorite is Ghirardelli dark with mint. I have learned that when I do want a splurge, it is going to be something I really like and will really enjoy the taste of. I am not wasting my calories anymore on a so-so tasting item.
Here is to another week that more will be lost and more will be learned. Cheers!!
**I have to say how glad I am that it is Friday. It will be a busy weekend, but I still enjoy the different routine to a Saturday and a Sunday than the other 5 days of the week. Being able to sleep in a little bit on Saturday morning is a treat, as well as a special breakfast or event for the day. And going to church is the highlight for Sunday as well as lunch with the family and then a lazy afternoon.
*And, I have to say Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss. He is one of the best children’s authors ever. I have liked his books for many years. And, now I am so thankful that Ian is enjoying them too. My grandmother recently gave him “The Foot Book.” Last night as he was going to bed, he quoted from this book.
I have to say that is the mark of a great book when a 4-year-old remembers the lines from it a week after it’s been read to him!! I hope to write a children’s book one day and can only hope to aspire to a little of the genius of Dr. Seuss.
Hope you have a great week – no matter what you are doing! I wonder if we can make the most of it and enjoy each and every day! Hope you will!