In fact, I'm doing well enough that:
~I'm down 33 pounds
~I'm not only wearing jeans, I've tightened my belt twice ;)
~I'm still pain med free and my joints are doing great!
~My most recent blood work showed me back away from the pre-diabetic border
~My blood pressure is down.
I also find that I don't really have the crazy hunger swings I've had in the past nor do I have cravings for anything. Once and a while, I'll crave a slice of pizza though.
Now, I just really need to focus on reducing my stress and increasing my mindfullness.
On my plate right now, I'm dealing with a number of stressful things:
~a workaholic hubby whose new job was supposed to give him more time with his family; but it's actually worse
~a 16 year old daughter - I think that speaks for itself
~I'm a federal contractor and our contract expires this year. It's always stressful when the contract needs to be renewed. You never know who you might be working for or if you'll have a job.
~I'm under an avalanche of work. I support multiple research projects, plus my own which often means I'm juggling a lot of work. I'm never bored. LOL! So that's good at least.
To do this, I think I'm going to focus again on my journalling and meditation. When I got busy, I slacked off on doing it daily and I find that I'm missing it. It truly does help. My trainer is a big advocate of and actively does both.
With my current results so far, I can't argue with him. What he's doing for me is definitely working.
Find what works for you and do it!
Spark on my friends!