Four weeks ago I had my life-altering doctor's appointment and faced a hard truth: I was allowing myself to indulge in unhealthy habits and sliding a bit faster each year down a slippery slope. I cried on the way home...and then I got tough.
Four weeks later, here is what has changed
1. Nearly every day, I've stuck to a 1200-1500 calorie limit (per The Spark Solution).
2. I've reintroduced exercise and actually hit 1000 minutes for the first time in ages.
3. I've learned to say no to things. For example, today I got a deal at lunch to have a burrito bowl, drink, chips and salsa for $6.99. In my bowl, I got brown rice, black beans, chicken, corn salsa, tomatoes, cilantro, and a dab of guacamole. I had a Diet Coke and gave the bowl of chips to a co-worker. In just that one meal, I said no to chips, a large tortilla, extra guac, and cheese. My lunch was delicious, and I felt good about myself. Also, I tracked the entire meal.
It's not easy. It's d@mn hard sometimes. In fact, a lot of the time. But slowly, slowly, it's working. Losing 3.2 pounds in four weeks might not be a lot, but it was 2% of my body weight. If I can do this again in September? Wow, that would be amazing. I would weigh 152.4.
Yeah, I like the sound of that.