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Week 4 update (15 lbs down!)

Thursday, May 09, 2013

So I'm at the end of week 4 and I've lost 15 lbs so far!! And 5 of that was this last week! If I had any doubt that this plan would work, this is the proof. (Yes, I realize that just sounded like a cheesy infomercial...) I didn't think I could do it for 2 weeks, let alone 4. So now I'm going to do 2 more weeks on this "intervention" phase (for 6 total weeks), and then up my carbs a little bit and follow that until I reach my goal weight and/or until I'm happy with my size.

I know everybody's heard that saying "It takes 4 weeks for you to notice changes, 8 weeks for people close to you, and 12 weeks for strangers" (or something like that), but other people have already pointed out that it looks like I've lost weight in my face, neck and waist, so that's pretty cool. I'm going to wait until the end of week 6 to officially do my measurements. I don't think I've ever been actually excited to measure myself before, but I really am!

Last night was the last session with the weight loss group I've been going to. I have to admit, I'm pretty bummed it's over. I was scared to even go in the first place, but the group leaders were so cool and relatable and uplifting. I've learned so many essential tips and tools (and this is coming from someone who thought they knew everything there is to know about dieting), and I'm glad I have my binder full of the info to refer back to. I'm also going to pick up the Beck Diet book that the course was based on. I even got an official certificate for completing the course! I'm going to frame it and put it on my wall for continued motivation :) The girls who ran the course want me to send them a picture when I get down to my goal weight. I warned them that it'll probably be about 2 years, but I'm definitely going to. They've helped me so much, I'm so thankful.

I have to admit, things haven't been all sunshine and roses lately. Just gonna be honest. I mean, I already told the whole world how much I weigh on here, might as well be an open book... My health is less than stellar right now. My IBS is acting up hardcore, and I'm having more pain from Fibro/CFS, to name a few. I've also started seeing a new doctor who is taking me off my anxiety and ADD meds and switching me to new things that I don't feel very hopeful about. But I'm just trying to be easy on myself, rest a lot, and do things I enjoy when I have a little energy. I am very proud to say that I've stuck to the weight loss plan through all of this, though I have to admit I haven't been working out as often. I'm going to try to get out and walk a little this weekend since it looks like it will be better weather than last weekend. Just tying to take it easy. But I'm making sure to give myself credit (which I learned to do in the group!) every time I do something positive. And I'm giving myself lots of credit today after that weigh in! :)
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