Week #3

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Still going strong on week 3! This week's loss is 3.7 pounds for a total of 14.2!

Exercise was a huge struggle this week. It was hotter weather and I was far less motivated to go out for a walk. Late evening walks have started working out better for my schedule and when the sun is down its much cooler. Now if the humidity would just go away :)

This week, although we're not officially moving onto foods like chicken and fish, we have incorporated those items into some meals. Next week I believe we can officially add them in - until then I'll enjoy them as the occasional treat.

These last 3 weeks have very much been a 'food detox' for me. It's been like pushing the food reset button. It's helped me take a good look at what I used to eat vs. what I eat now and how I feel. I understand without medication I would never have been able to come this far in my experiment of the bariatric diet. I am thankful I've been able to have this experience. Not only has it been able to put me in the experience without the surgery but it's proven to me that my body doesn't need all the absolute junk I used to fill it with.

My goal through all this is not only x pounds lost but a new relationship with food. I want to eat to live - not live to eat, as it's been said so many times.

Slowly I notice my thoughts shifting from "what am I going to eat next" to "what am I going to DO next" and that's huge for someone who loves food, loves going out to eat and trying new foods.

Speaking of going out - this is something that has not been tested to date. There have been no gatherings at restaurants since this started and that's at my request. I'm working to change my mindset and my food habits. I'm afraid to go back to places I know too well and be tempted to order my 'usual' out of habit. I just don't trust myself yet and feel I've come too far to be taken down by chips and salsa.

On to week 4!
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