I just realized I have lost 22 lbs in 8 months. This may not seem like such a huge feat when compared to others but for me it's a big deal. Mainly because... I've never been able to lose more than 15-20 lbs.
I've been dealing with HUGE stress, anxiety and depression over the last 6 months.
I put weight loss on hold because I just couldn't deal with it, but I made a decision to try my best to eat healthier during this time.
I was sitting here thinking that I hadn't lost weight because I haven't been trying but really that isn't true at all. I did lose weight and I did it just by making the decision to eat healthier. This may be the slowest weight I've ever lost but it's almost 3 lbs a month and 22lbs is the equivalent to 4 5lb bags of sugar and 8 sticks of butter, it's 22 lbs that I'm not carrying with me anymore.
So I was thinking if I could do that just by making the decision to eat healthier, maybe I could make another decision. To decide to exercise more. Maybe if I exercised more, I could turn that 22 lb loss into a 44 lb loss 8 months from now.