Hello to all!!!
Looks like we all have some new followers on our sites and that is awesome!!! I think that blogging about my weight loss journeys really helps me to stay on track because I know that even though people cant see me, they are watching me. Ok, I know that sounds weird, but you know what I mean. A big Welcome to all the newbies!!! If you don't wish to post, that's ok, but we all LOVE it when we get feedback so please don't be shy. There is so much wisdom in this little blogging community!! Don't be afraid to chime in anytime.
So I'm not feeling too inspired with a topic to chat about lately. Ive been doing really really well on my program/new way of life and the 2# that were up on the scale last week are now officially gone again. I am positive it was water weight because my hands are no longer puffy. I have given up soda for lent and although I know many of you who follow the BFC strictly, that is the one area that I have continued to give myself "leash" on. I have had a true love affair with Diet Mountain Dew for over 20 years now and it has always been my favorite pop. I love the flavor & the little caffeine kick too, however earlier this month, I was looking at my delightful "nectar of the gods" and realized that it is NEON GREEN and I had an epiphany moment and realized "how can this possibly be a good thing for my body"? Right then & there I made the decision to stop drinking it and I haven't had one since. My plan is to give it up entirely. I allow myself to drink coffee w/cream, Vitamin Water and water and I have to say, although there have been times when I REALLY missed having a Dew or a Diet Coke, I feel better not drinking it. I have really upped my water intake considerably this week and I think that's why I am back to baseline weight again. Our liver has to metabolize everything we feed our bodies and I am tired of nourishing my body with chemicals. Although I am a pretty good eater in general, its the diet sodas and a few other things that aren't good for me and I am making a conscious effort to eliminate them from my diet. Good things in, good things out!! :)
I was watching Biggest Loser last night and I have followed it for years. I love to see the transformations and so many of the contestants really are starting to look great! The amazing thing is, for as fast as they are losing, I really don't see a whole lot of excess skin hanging. I'm sure underneath everything, there is some, but the women really are looking great! It inspires me to see that and the cast they have this season is such a nice bunch of people. I want them all to win because they have such genuine hearts. Its really a beautiful thing to see that kindness toward others shine through a world where "its all about me" mentality.
My jeans are really starting to feel baggy and I think I am gonna splurge on a new pr of Levis. Gonna head to Kohl's later today and get a new pair. I also am planning to take a new photo on April 1st. I will post it on my site along with the other before shots. Hopefully we will be able to see a difference. I love going to see my mom because she pats my belly and says "I can really tell you're losing weight. Your belly is really going down". I know shes my mom, and maybe shes just saying it to be nice/encouraging, but it feels good to hear it!!
Many of you know I am doing a combo of Weight watchers while watching my sugars & carbs. On weight watchers, there is no counting sugars & carbs but they are factored in to your daily points target. I try to keep my sugars & carbs as low as possible but there are a few things I will not bend on giving up. One is my yogurt and my fruit. Yes I am losing slower but I'm ok with that. This is working for me and I don't feel deprived. I have been choosing the lowest glycemic fruits like raspberries, blackberries & strawberries & blueberries to eat and I portion them out. (On WW points plus program, fruit is free and unlimited!) I don't eat unlimited amts of them. It helps me to not feel left out. After a few days, I am craving my yogurt. It feels like dessert to me. I know it has aspertame in it and its an excitotoxin, etc. But like I said, its one food I am not bending on just yet. I feel like the diet soda has been a huge leap for me!! One step at a time.
Well, I better get moving and quit rambling. Have a great day my friends!!!
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