Today I am HAPPY!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Today I am super duper happy.
I woke up grumpy because I had to be at 5:45 and the alarm doesn't go off until 7, and I had a toothache, so I couldn't go back to sleep. I lay in bed until 6:25, feeling Bingley's little paws pressing into the small of my back, then I decided, eff it, I'm just going to get up. Now the PLAN was to do some extra exercise this morning because I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow morning EARLY, but that fell through. So I had my coffee and moodily browsed SparkPeople for a while.
Around 7:30 I had to get in the shower before my husband needed it, so I decided to give myself a quick weigh-in before getting in. And...(drum roll please) After nearly 3 weeks of losing inches but no pounds, I can happily say I'm down 2 lbs in the last 3 days! I'm now at 247.6. In the past year I've lost 30 lbs, most of that doing absolutely nothing but switching out soda for healthier things. And in the 1.5 months since starting SparkPeople again after a loooong hiatus, I've lost almost 4 lbs.
Now that might seem like a small loss to some people, as it only averages out to 2.5 lbs. a month, but I'm happy with it. My diet is easily maintainable, as is my exercise, and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of anything but excess fat and bad attitude!
I'm liking these results and I KNOW my doctor will be happy when I see him and have lost 4-5 lbs since he last saw me.
The best part? I don't crave those things that I used to gorge on, like potato chips and cookies. Now, instead of having 10 oreos at a time with milk, I had 3, which is a serving size, and skipped the milk. That's over 400 calories saved, and I was totally satisfied. The other night I had ONE potato chip and was FINE with it. It's really weird!
The best part is, I don't stress too much about eating. I'm really good at planning out a week's worth of food, making sure to cook plenty at night for lunch the next day, as I only like to go to the grocery store once a week, and I cook fresh 6 or 7 nights a week, with the occasional convenience food like premade pierogies or pasta sauce. I've even cut down on pasta. I can't help but think how weird it is that my body doesn't crave carbs like it used to. But again, I'm happy about it.
So to all of you who think it's too difficult, it's not! It just takes a good amount of planning and PREPPING, and you'll be happy like me. =)