Making healthy choices has made me successful at losing weight this time around.
Do I eat a healthy snack or do I have the chocolate cake?
Sometimes my body is craving sugary treats so badly but what I have done differently is have a sweet drink of squash instead which is far less damaging on the hips that the cake. Sometimes I will chew on some gum but not often as it makes my jaw ache.
Last night I craved chocolate and simply had a piece of weight watchers bread with a thin layer of chocolate spread on it.
It was a fraction of the calories and totally satisfying.
However, some days I can go without sugary foods and I love it when I wake up the following day feeling incredibly successful because of the day before. You can't buy that kind of feeling anywhere!
So the question I now ask myself is "What can I eat that will do the least damage to my healthy way of life and help me lose some weight?"
I am looking to lose at least 1lb a week and any more is a bonus.
There is something incredibly exciting about seeing the weight come off and the clothes fitting better than before.
I can't wait to lose another 5 lbs and be closer to my goal.
I can't wait to be the person I know I truly am.
I can't wait to look slimmer and feel happier so I can spread this happiness to others.
I just can't wait ... therefore I must continue to make healthy choices that will get me to my goal.
These are just a few of the activities I enjoy most. The other day I reached a goal by swimming 2 miles in the lake. This is the furthest I have ever swam and I loved it, despite my shoulder aching in protest.
Today I ran a personal best by running 3 miles in 24 minutes and 55 seconds.
Last month I also biked further that I have ever biked - 56 miles.