What I Want Most

I lost 7.8 pounds this week.

No, that’s not a typo. 7.8 pounds.

I am astonished. But most of all I am proud. I have proved to myself that I still have it in me. It took awhile to find it again. I had to reach down deep and pull it out. But it’s still there.

I limited my portions. I made healthy choices. I didn’t binge. At all. For a whole week. I am motivated more than ever. But I am not naive enough to think that it’s all downhill from here. From what I’ve read, it takes 21 days to make a habit. That is 2 more weeks.

226719_3983499198154_424629455_n

But even after 2 more weeks, it won’t be easy for me. For me, food is an addiction. My emotional relationship with food will never disappear. But I can manage it. I can lose weight. I can be healthy.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be boring – although I don’t mind some of the same daily snacks and meals, like a baked egg and an orange for breakfast and apple, larabars, Greek yogurt, and bananas for snacks. I put together some random concoctions, but they work. Here’s one lunch this week: steam-in-a-bag green beans, an apple chicken sausage, and two wedges of the Laughing Cow.

398169_3988311238452_910061161_n

And I can still live my life. Here’s some chicken tacos that I had off of the Cheesecake Factory Skinnylicious menu this week:

420997_3993921738711_1963979815_n

For now, my goal is keep on keepin’ on. Obviously, this week something worked. I’ll continue to track my eating and plan my meals and snacks.

481178_3979677902624_2124896995_n

And constantly reminding myself that …

299545_3991472397479_439836453_n

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s