The Simple Diet Journal #15 -- Disconnects and A Question
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I must begin by saying how much I missed you all.
My modem crashed -- having lived a long and healthy life of 10 years. Great distress was heard in the land of teenagers sans internet -- but I'm happy to report -- all survived. And, I'm so happy to be able to get online at home again -- yeah!
Weight loss this week continued and I'm now down another 3.7 lbs -- just shy by .2 to make it a full 25 lbs I've lost since starting. I feel great!
I have been still full on in my determination mode with both the diet and exercise. By accident, I had what I know will call a Super Simple Day this past weekend -- only shakes. It made me wonder if occasionally it might be helpful to do this every now and again. It also made me thankful on the next day, when I was hungry, that the plan totally allows for the entrees and fruits/veggies :-).
I've also been wondering about in the balancing of cals/fats/proteins, and which is most important. I think it'll be helpful to know for those times when we are in a position where we have to make a food choice. For example, some foods are low cal, low fat, and low protein. Others are good for protein but higher in calorie and fat. If you have any thoughts on this, I'd love to hear what you think. For the Simple Diet plan -- focus more on low cal or low fat or moderate/high protein?
People really don't seem to be noticing that I have lost c. 25lbs. It reminds me about those first few months of being pregnant when I knew -- and my closest family and friends knew -- but everyone else couldn't tell. Doesn't mean I wasn't :-) -- just one of those disconnects between what we know and what others realize.
I am glad that I have experienced this once before when I started to lose weight after my first pregnancy -- drawing from that experience helps me not even care that it's not evident to others yet. Also wanted to share this in case you've felt similarly as in, "How can people not notice?" or "Do I really not look any different?" For me, I also know it's because I've been prone to wear loose, baggy clothes -- which covers a lot, including progress!
In the last week or so, I've had this experience at least 3x. When reading about someone else's weight loss story and they show the photo with the person's weight, I think, "Oh, that's what I weigh now." Then I realize -- hold on, that's not what you weigh -- you're 10 lbs less than that! It feels so funny to have made this mistake more than once -- and it just makes me realize that it's taking time for my brain and my self image to catch up with one another.
So glad to be back again -- right before a very busy weekend with all the holidays and a conference to boot.
Peace, Health, and Living Fully No Matter What . . .