Last week I finally found my motivation to lose weight. I just couldn't ignore all the hints around me any longer. I've asked a few others to join me on the journey. My goals, if you remember, were to cut out cokes and bedtime snacking. Here's how my week went...
Day 1--I had to drink half a glass of Coke to wash down my Tylenol. Getting off caffeine cold turkey will do that to you.
Day 2--I cannot believe I'm doing without snacks! I actually felt hungry today before a meal. Hungry--like my stomach growled and everything.
Day 3--I had a bedtime snack because we had friends over tonight. BUT, I made sure it was fat-free popcorn and I only had a small bowl. Pretty good.
Day 4--I ate a yogurt for breakfast and stayed away from the donuts at church. Then, Sunday night our church had an ice cream supper. I had some, but not a lot and I didn't go back for seconds. I don't think my church is helping me. :)
Day 5--I'm actually going between meals without snacks. I don't miss them really, I just have to remind myself to not grab them. I heaped up on vegetables tonight at supper. I have Weight Watchers ice cream bars in the freezer and I haven't eaten any. Praise God for helping me have self-control. It's from Him I know!
Day 6--I can feel a difference in the way my jeans fit. It's every so slight, but it's there.
Day 7--The family voted on Sonic tonight for supper. There is nothing healthy at Sonic. I tried...I had a chicken strip wrap and didn't buy fries or a Coke to go with it. And I didn't feel sorry for myself. I am satisfied at the end of the meal and know that I don't need anything else. I don't just keep eating because it tastes good. This is very new!
Now. Here are my goals for the upcoming week:
1. Continue with last week's goals.
2. Increase fruit and vegetable intake.
Just a little at at time, Ladies! And now the fun part.
I can't wait until...
...I can wear my wedding ring again. I know that sounds horrible but here's the story. I get eczema on my hands and I finally just had to take off my wedding ring to get it to clear up. It was months before I tried it back on and by then it didn't fit so well. Then my hand broke out again. Then I stopped wearing my ring. Now it doesn't fit at all. I know I could get it re-sized but I'm going to be skinny just any minute now! :)
...I can't wear some of my current clothes anymore. I absolutely cannot wait until the day I put something on and realize I can't wear it because it's just too big and baggy. Won't that be wonderful?
OK friends, it's your turn! Make sure you link to your direct Fitness Friday post and not just your blog address! I can't wait to hear how everyone is doing!