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Day 4 of my 14 day streak... still going strong

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I did good today. Stuck to my prepared snacks, breakfast lunch and dinner. I was busy at work so I did not eat two of my snacks. I made up for it with a light dessert after dinner:

Yummy healthy hot cocoa: 1 tablespoon pure hershie's cocoa, mixed with 3 splendas, half a cup of soy milk (35 calories) and half a cup of water. Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes, and voila! Yummy and chocolaty.

And some refreshing pomegranate seeds to go with it.

I feel full and satisfied. Also, I ate dinner later than usual today because I had class. But interestingly, I wasn't starving and I wasn't craving anything. It feels good to think about foods I used to crave, and instead of 'I need to have it!' I think, 'hmm, ya it would be nice but I actually don't really want it.'

Some things I noticed recently on my weight loss: my collar bones! Like, hey there they are! When I move my neck or talk, they are more prominent than before! It is so nice to be able to feel my bones instead of just layers of fat.

My stomach is smaller, and I can now bring my knees up to my chest! It is such a comforting position. But I used to try to do it, and my stomach would get in the way and it just did not work. Today at work I went to take a break. I was chilling in a sort of hiding place by myself, and I sat on the floor and brought my knees up to my chest and put my arms around them... :) and it was comfortable. I feel smaller.

Also, compliments are nice. I still feel uncomfortable discussing my weight loss with people, especially people who are naturally skinny as I feel they wouldn't understand. Someone today was asking me, how much weight did I lose, how long did it take me, how much more did I want to lose, etc. I answered her questions but it felt more nosy than encouraging. While I appreciate encouragement and 'good job' I don't like to hear things like 'what??? you want to lose 50 more pounds?? Is that healthy? You don't look like you have to'. But you don't know how much I weigh. So let me do this without your judgement.

Anyway, it was a good day and I'm feeling good about this streak. Thank you Stephanie for the great idea, and it feels nice to be a part of this with so many other people.

:) Keep it up!
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  • PLIDC1
    When people are nosy, just remember your in-and-out-earrings, and reply as if they had been kind. Just tell them you want to get to a healthy weight or optimal size. If they press you, just say, "My physician and I will determine what that is, but it is so personal--you understand."
    Give yourself a hug for me!

    Much success to you!
    1431 days ago
    Collar bones are amazing and so are you! emoticon I am so glad that you are doing this with me and it makes it so much more fun and keeps me focused! I had no idea if anyone would even be interested in trying this with me... and the response has been amazing!

    I also wanted to say that not only are you undergoing so many physical changes, but also the changes in your thinking and attitude are amazing. Like you said you ate dinner later but you didn't have the feeling that you were starving, that is so great!! :D
    1432 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    What a perfect dessert! Congrats on all you've accomplished thus far!
    1432 days ago
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