Thursday, April 25, 2013
Had my third weigh-in today and I lost 2 lbs! I have to admit, I was a little bummed that it wasn't more since I lost 6 the first week. But I'm still stoked! Plus, this is still on the high end of what I had hoped to lose in a week (aiming for 1-2 lbs a week), and I think (or at least I've read) that losing weight more slowly will help you to not have excess skin. Not sure how true that is, but it makes me feel better to think it. I've also noticed that my face is thinner! I was washing my face last weekend and glanced in the mirror and had a little flash of what I used to look like. My family can see it, too, and they say I'm looking smaller in my waist. I also had to go one notch smaller on my belt yesterday!! I'm gonna have to start making new holes!
One thing that's really been helping me is this weight loss group that I've been going to that's run by a local college. It started out with 4 people, including myself, then only 2 the second week, and since then it's been just me but that's been kinda cool since we get to talk about stuff that I want to work on and build skills for overcoming the difficulties that come with a major lifestyle change. The girls that run it are super nice and helpful and they've been through weight struggles, too. The program is based on the Beck Diet book and it's cognitive based, which I really like cause I tend to have emotional attachments to food (don't we all?), and "sabotaging thoughts". I was scared to even start going, but I'm really glad I have, I'm learning some pretty good tools.
Also, I know this might seem kind of little and silly to some of the people that have been on here for a while, but I just got to Level 3 (250 SparkPoints), and I'm pretty excited. I hope someday I'll look back at this post and laugh cause I'll be at a way higher level, but still, kind of excited.