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Day 4, Feels So Much Longer Than That...

Saturday, June 08, 2013

I decided to lose weight after realizing that I seem to get more and more disgusted with myself, as well as more and more depressed. When I started I fully believed that I was 220 lbs, or near there since that's what I was the last time I weighed myself. I mean, how much could I have gained in a month or so? Then at the end of day 1 I decided to weigh myself for some reason, and found out that I was actually 240 lbs... That depressed me a bit, but I adjusted the scale on the site to the correct weight, wishing that I didn't have to do so. However, that just reinforced my desire to lose it.

I find the drastic change of calories the most difficult. My fiance and I are used to eating well over 2500 calories in a day. Yet, I'm getting closer to the 1550 that I'm working towards. I am proud to say that I only ate 1193 on day 3! Though I realize that is under my minimum goal, the fact that I was able to be that much under my normal calories made me quite happy indeed. All I did was cut back on the normal quantity I ate when I had time. I did even better today, I made It to 1475! Just under my goal!

I spent most of my day today making char siu pork filled onigiri. For those that don't know, char siu is a kind of asian bbq sauce, it tends to make your meat not only sweet, but a pinkish red, but no where near the color of raw meat. Onigiri is the Japanese word for rice ball. They are filling, satisfying and delicious. So my feet were killing me, until I decided to put my shoes on instead of standing on the linoleum kitchen floors. I even worked in squats while unloading the dishwasher today. Right now I'm hard boiling eggs to make deviled eggs for my future mother-in-law. Then off to the personal Key Lime Pies (actually just lime pies since we couldn't find the key lime juice) for my family. It'll make a nice low-fat desert for me too tomorrow!

Now for the thing that got me really excited. I weighed myself again today, dreading looking at the scale to see that horrendous dial spin, sway and stop on the terrifying image that is my weight. Yet when I gazed upon it, I noticed no change, then I realized that my hair was still sopping wet having just gotten out of the shower. So I dry my hair off (as I did when I weighed myself last), step back on to be retried by the judge of my conviction, and found that I've lost 4 lbs! I'm now a wonderful 136 lbs! I was sooo excited when I realized that I've actually lost weight in such a short amount of time that I immediately messaged my fiance at work. I've never been so happy to look at that horrible white device while I'm on it. (I love looking at it spin when I put my son on it. He's 11 months.)
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