Wednesday, May 01, 2013
In all honesty, cycle 3 isn't going very successfully even though I am not eating terribly. My portions are reined in and I am conscious about limiting carbs, but I haven't been following it as well as I should/could. I have 6 more days left on it and I am going to try harder to follow it better. The good new is that I have still lost a pound on cycle 3 so far. I went ahead and weighed this morning even though I am not done with cycle 3. It is the end of April and I finished the april 17 day diet challenge so I wanted to see where I ended up. I was jut hoping to maintain so to see I had lost a pound was pleasant. I haven't measured yet but will soon or at the end of cycle 3.
I went to the doctor today for a blood pressure check up and he was proud of my progress. I have lost 20 pounds since seeing him last and my bp today was 127/77. Woohoo! And that was after I raced from my school, across town, through every school zone possible, and getting there a minute late! I was proud of my progress.
In other news, I decided to adopt a puppy from a shelter. She is only 5 weeks old and was abandoned in a crate with 8 other pups. She can't come home yet, but next week she should be able to even though she will still be young. Everyone has been so negative about me getting another dog. We have one that we got about 3 years ago and he's awesome. I just don't understand what everyone is so upset about. I know that a puppy is work. It's not like I haven't ever had a dog or puppy before. Is it a crime to want to be happy?! Animals make me happy! I am so tired of trying to please everyone else before myself. That's is how I ended up fat and unhappy! I want this puppy and I am going to do something for me. This is my reward, even though it will involve work, for working so hard to get healthy.
I weighed this morning and am at 158. After having my daughter I got down to 159 before getting pregnant and gaining again. I haven't been this light (?) since before my daughter. And she is 5! I am proud. Most days I am happy. Sure things are stressful and crazy at times with the two kids and one dog, but that is life. One more dog, after some training, will fit right into it all. I am so excited and no one is going to rain on my parade!
I am going to live a life that I love! I am so blessed and I am not dwelling on negative! It is what it is!