A month has passed and I didn't even realize it. I know that's a good sign that I'm taking this seriously and that it is a lifestyle change. I realized on Sunday that it had already been a month.
I'm still planning my dinners out a week at a time. My breakfasts I make sure I have in stock any ## of items from egg substitute omelet and toast, oatmeal, slimfast shake, grapefruit and toast. My lunches are still pretty much soup and sandwich but sometimes I will bring leftovers from the night before.
I'm exercising between 20 minutes and 2 hours a day and I just overall feel so much better.
So far I've lost 19 pounds and 17.75 inches.
I'm also not really focusing on the scale. I wasn't disappointed this morning seeing a 1 pound loss. In times past I would've been at least a little upset that the # wasn't more but not today. It's one more pound gone. I haven't set a weight loss goal beyond Onederland and I haven't set a time scale for losing weight. I'm just really proud of all I've been able to accomplish this time. I've felt like I've really been tested this past month—sick children, myself getting sick, septic backing up, water leaks, Central heat messing up, trying to fit in everything with work, family, exercise, etc. I came close to a breaking point on Friday when Nate was sick again and we had a water leak the day after the septic got fixed and I couldn't wash the 10 loads of laundry that were piled up. I really would've given in to a junk food binge had there been any in the house. Instead I took a moment to refocus and just worked out an extra 30 minutes to get me back on track.
I know that I'm going to succeed this time. Every little life obstacle that's been thrown at me I've not let it deter me from eating healthy and exercising.