Mmmmmm, just finished my delicious and totally fulfilling lunch: a Slim-Fast bar washed down with a nice cool glass of ice water. Man, I am just livin' the life.
So, since reconvening the diet and dropping soda on Wednesday, I've dropped back down from 152 to about 147. That may seem super fast, 5 pounds in 4 days, but really, it's not. 147 to 151 is my normal range, so losing and gaining within those numbers happens pretty stinkin fast. Getting below 146 will be the true mark of dieting success, I cannot WAIT to see that happen. I cannot wait to see that happen so much I'm almost willing to chop off 2 pounds worth of chub myself if it refuses to come off on its own. THAT, my friend, is motivation.
The best part about getting serious again has been the fact that, honestly, it's not been nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. No soda-withdrawal symptoms, no headaches, no shakes, I don't feel like I'm starving to death, and I haven't cried once! Well, at least, not about the food. And crying about other things doesn't count. I haven't been working out as much as I should, strictly speaking, but it's overcast and magnificent today, so maybe I'll go for a run again today. Seriously. It's that magnificent.
I have a milestone coming up soon. On August 6th, it will have officially been 1 year since I began this weight loss journey. I'd sort of been hoping to hit 50 pounds lost by then, but let's be honest, that's 6 more pounds in 6 days and that's pretty doubtful, unless I just decided to officially stop eating completely, and I like eating waaaay too much for that. Hence the reason I had more than 50 pounds to lose. BIG big shock there.
Anyway, be prepared for some reflections on the year and a few new before/currently pictures. A full year of transformation... that's kind of intense.
Happy Sunday y'all! Hope you're counting your own blessings today!