Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Moving forward

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.


likeschocolate said...

Way to go! Glad you are feeling fantastic!

John said...

This is really worth reading, it has too much details in it and yet it is so simple to understand.
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Lisa S said...

Fantastic!!! Good for you!!!! I would say don't have those normally off limit foods if you think you will feel bad after eating them. I would not say it is worth it....Show your power over the fork...

Jen O said...

Great! I think it's totally OK to toot your own horn. You should after accomplishing something big. I like the control feels good to be aware and to make conscious decisions. Keep it up, sexy!

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