Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The journey of a thousand miles begins with 4 pounds. Huh?

I know, that sounds silly but it's kinda how I'm feeling. I've lost 4 lbs. since I made up my mind (and heart) to be healthier for me and my precious family.

Four. Whole. Pounds. Yay!!

It may not be a fantastic amount, but it's a start and I'm ridiculously giddy about it. I would have rejoiced over a single pound, at this point. A step in the right direction is what this represents for me and I needed that in a big way. Um, no pun intended.

I'm not eating less, I'm eating smarter. Well, I am eating less in the sense that I'm trying to keep my portions within an acceptable range, but I'm not starving myself. I've been eating more veggies and fresh fruit (organic when I can afford it) along with more protein throughout the day. I've noticed that if I snack on something that includes protein -like an almond/craisin mix- I'm less prone to reach for something that's full of empty calories.

Do I still crave things like chocolate? Yes, indeedy. Have I completely abandoned this sweet treat? Not a chance!

Remember that this is a life change for me and I can't reasonably expect myself (my loved ones, small animals or the general public) to suffer through the experience of me without my chocolate...especially when my "aunt" is making her monthly visit. I just grab a Skinny Cow ice cream treat after dinner or have a couple of Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate bars.

Curves has also been a big factor. The ladies there are very helpful and instructive which keeps me focused on those days when I'm tired and unmotivated. Also, the Hubby has really been extra helpful with getting me out the door so I can go. Thanks, Babe.

1 comment:

Lisa (Jonnysmommy) said...

Four pounds is a start!

I just started Weight Watchers again.

Whew...didn't realize how bad I was eating until I started this back up. Pray that I can hang in there and I'll pray you can too!