Wednesday, November 07, 2012
I hit 2 milestones today and I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF. I hit 30lbs lost and I hit the lowest weight I have ever been in my adult life. As went about making my breakfast (oatmeal, egg whites w/turkey sausage n spinach) I was thinking about what my usual breakfast used to be: scrambled eggs, with eckrich sausage, ketchup, cheese (LOTS OF IT) and some kind of juice. Not only that what my usual lunches were (pizza buffets or any kind for that matter), fast food, sodium laden hot dogs with chili and cheese. I don't even think about the "mandatory" nachos I would get on every trip to Target. The excuses for not working out, for not choosing healthier options because I "deserved" it for having a rough day, working out, celebrating something etc.
Now I can see how completely different my eating habits are. I remember thinking when I switched from 2% to 1% milk "that's not a lot of calories I'm saving" but I did it anyway. The same could be said for when I switched from white to brown rice or when I added quinoa to my brown rice and bought bok choy for the first time. Little by little I was becoming this new person and the cravings that were so hard to ignore at first are much quieter now. I see now that all those small changes helped me loose these 30lbs. I am not done yet but I no longer question if I'll ever gain the weight back.