Great week as far as eating went. Right back on track! I am so happy because it made me nervous to fall away for a couple of days. I guess I’m building quite the habit because it made me feel very uncomfortable and sad. I hate feeling that way in any area of my life so I was certainly glad to get the eating back under control, and keep. it. moving!
Successful weight loss week, too, I have now lost 51 pounds total and am more than half way to my goal. This is very exciting to me because it feels like running. The first half is always harder than the second. I realize then comes maintenance which again makes me a little nervous because I have lost over a 100 pounds before and kept it off for three years! BUT, I quit smoking this time, and I know when I lost that weight before, it was because I was smoking like a chimney. This time…I am learning to deal. Deal with life, deal with tough emotions, just deal. Period. Like I said before, I have a lot of respect for thin folks who are not constantly drinking, smoking or using other destructive things to alleviate pain or suffering. KUDOS, COMPADRES! HUGE KUDOS! This stuff, I have increasingly found is not for the faint of heart.
Praise be to God he is my constant companion and really the battle is his. I am called to obey, and I’m just glad I had enough sense to listen. Sure it took ten years, but by golly, I’m listening! Got the most beautiful compliment at church yesterday, gal came up to me and said, “You have lost A LOT of weight!” I was like, yeah (blushing with my toes swiping the floor sideways) yeah, I have. I like the way I feel. I do feel so much lighter and stronger. Plus I don’t hurt everywhere like I used to.
I am looking forward to toning. I have been doing that throughout the process, but it will increasingly become my focus, that and drinking plenty of water to continue flushing harmful toxins out of my body. I love the idea of that consistent habit being a part of my life until I go home to be with Jesus. I just like the way it makes me feel! Exercise was really good, worked out every day with a little strength training. I did not run this past week because I developed a nice sized water pocket on my right knee that my “nurse” daughter said I better take it easy on. She has just wrapped up watching knee surgeries and such and said, I really don’t want to be a candidate and suggested I try swimming or something less evasive. We’ll see. I really enjoy running, but I do want to watch my joints.
So yeah all in all, I’ll take the loss, take the commitment, take the staying on track. Sharing a photo of my lunch. This is my favorite salad I make at home. Today I used strawberries, but sometimes I use mandarins. Also there is feta crumbles, walnuts, spinach, lettuce and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. It came in at 400 calories. It was a very filling lunch. Tonight homemade chili and cornbread, I love making cornbread. It is one of my favorite things to bake. Alright, guess that just about says it all. Good day!