Six months later...a new me!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
It's been six months since I started the Ideal Protein diet. A lot has happened in that time. I started August 1, 2012, and it's hard to believe that the six month mark is right around the corner.
I have dropped 60 pounds, and I am wearing the size that was my original goal. I plan to lose more, but I am happy where I am right now. It feels so odd sometimes, I will be walking and my entire body feels different. Definitely lighter, and arranged differently, if that makes any sense!
My divorce was finalized in September, right after I started this journey. I have blossomed and lost weight and grown more confident since then. I have returned to school, I enjoy my job, I spend time with friends, and I travel. I love my life!
Working out has become a part of my routine. I was going every day, but have cut back to 3 days a week of strength training, and will increase it incrementally. I am still eating rather low in calories, so I don't want to jeopardize my muscle mass.
Traveling has been a joy. Not only are the airplane seats more roomy, but I actually can pull the strap on the seatbelt and have plenty left over! The tray comes down and doesn't press against my gut! I am going to France in a couple of weeks, and I am looking forward to exploring the city without getting tired! I am so blessed!
Losing this weight has been a life-changing experience for me. I will never go back!