I feel like I am moving forward. This is such a welcome change versus feeling like I am stuck or worse yet--moving backward in my life. It's a good feeling and I am thankful to relish in this moment.
I have lost 18 pounds. In 1 month. That's insane. I don't feel like I look very different and I still have a way to go--but I am getting there. I have completely eliminated sugar (including fruit) and gluten/any heavy carbs like potatoes and rice, etc. I fill my days with only lean proteins and veggies. Is this difficult during the holidays? Is it hard to do in general? Uhm...ya. I am still going to have Thanksgiving and Christmas and our vacation to Florida will have a few imperfect days(oh my gosh I can't wait for Chick-Fil-A!). It bothers me that I probably won't lose anything those weeks. And it makes me worry about how gross my body is going to feel when I do consume those normally off limit items and if it is worth it. However, the beauty of it all is that I am now CHOOSY. I choose what is worth eating or not knowing how I feel without certain foods (which is fantastic)...and it is a great feeling. The plan that I am following is called Isagenix--and it is seriously fabulous if any of ya'll are interested in more info. Good nutrition. No gimmicks (which I loathe), and good results for both the mind and body. Win-Win-Win.
I have a hard time writing about weight loss stuff. For me there is a fine balance between bragging and feeling good about yourself and being motivated to continue on a healthy path without setting yourself up for failure. But I guess what I want to write--what I really want to say--is that a change has been made in my life that is so beyond the scale. I feel in control, and I never feel in control. So the path I have chosen to take that has miraculously made that happen...I am grateful for. And I really do like sharing that:)
In this moment--this forward motion that is happening--I feel thankful and encouraged by the goodness in my life and the changes that have happened...and knowing more will come!
I knew I could.