I was so tired after my shopping mission on Sunday that I didn’t get a chance to update.
I feel I did great this weekend. Sunday morning I went out and picked up groceries at 8am. I made the decision to go to the store that involved walking to, gotta find your exercise where you can. I picked up a few new things to try this week as snacks, looking to put some various new options into the diet. During the day I was out with my sister-in-law, we had a bunch of things we wanted to get. I happen to mention to her about my goal of breaking habits this weekend, she was super proud and decide to help me with support. We went to Walmart, Ikea and Target. The only food we picked up was at Ikea, yes we did go with hot dogs, we wanted something quick and easy. Totally not the best choice but I knew going there that it fit within my calories for the day. We joked that we wanted their ice cream too but decided to wait until after we completed our shopping. We did everything and walked out feeling proud that we didn’t get the ice cream.
While at Walmart I picked up a new belt. This was significant for me. Right now I wear a men’s belt, I can’t find a women’s belt that fits. I’m a size 48 belt for men. For the last few months I’ve been on the last belt loop, and I have a few pairs of pants the the belt is too big for and I need another loop. So I decided to get a new belt while at Walmart. Now I’m in a 46 belt and this is great for me. My sister-in-law was super supportive, she knows how much I hate having to use a men’s belt. She was with me the first time I had to get a men’s belt, I almost broke down in tears in the store, but she was with me and helped me make that horrible decision to get the men’s belt so it’s extra special to have it with me buying a smaller size.
When I got home, I relaxed a little and decided to go for a walk. I’ve realized that each day I need to do something, just something small but at least something, I find it easier to do something each day and I don’t feel lazy the following day.
Today, Monday, was a bit of a lazy day, I woke up with a bit of a headache and it was really warm day outside, so going outside wasn’t a good idea. I didn’t really do much, I did end up at my mom’s for dinner. Now I know I went over my calories today, we had a bigger dinner than planned but I made sure I didn’t have dessert and I ate within my limited. I had what was on my plate first and then waited to see if I was still hungry. I didn’t end up going back for seconds, so that is a battle won for me.
I feel great, I feel tinnier, my mom even said she sees a big difference in me. I’m ready to move forward.