1/2 WAY THERE
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I have been at a plateau for the last year and a half. After watching "Forks Over Knives" with a friend last month I decided to cut most animal products out of my diet. I'm pretty much a vegetarian, even though I don't like vegetables all that much. I'm slowly learning how to actually be a vegetarian, but it definitely takes work and effort to learn about new recipes and options. I still have meat 1-3 times a week in small amounts but the only time I really miss it is when I smell my neighbors BBQing burgers! I've lost 10 lbs in 5 weeks and people have started complimenting me again and asking if I've been losing weight, which feels really good. Another 14 lbs to go to my goal, 19 lbs to where I'd love to be. I'm trying to remain positive that this time I'll keep losing weight and not regain it because I'm making another permanent life change in the way I eat, it's not something I'm going to do just until I hit my goal and then go back to the way it was before. I fully intend this to be for the rest of my life. I didn't reach my weight goal by my 30th birthday, which was earlier this month, but I'm doing my best to not see it as a "failure" and instead as a catalyst for some serious changes to get this weight off me once and for all. I do feel better and have more confidence so I can only imagine how it will feel to FINALLY get down to my goal. I badly need to buy some new pairs of jeans because mine are pretty loose right now but I want to save my money and buy a couple pairs of really nice, expensive jeans when I hit my goal because I've never really spoiled myself with nice clothes and I think I will have earned them at that point!!