Well tomorrow is my official weigh in day but of course I couldn't wait and I stepped on the scale to find I was the same weight as last Monday. I didn't get discouraged though (that in itself is amazing for me) so I went to do my measurements and what a surprise I got; my waist is down 3" from when I started !! I have also been measuring my ribs in addition because I carry allot there too and my rib measurement was down 4" in total. Wow!! that shows me I am on the right track. If you are just starting out or researching read http://purplerosy.blogspot.com youtube message to newbies, good information there.
I have to say that doing this blog and the blogging group has given me an accountability (as was suggested in the above mentioned blog link) I have missed in my past attempts at getting a handle on my health and weight. I have done things before i.e. with friends and/or weight watchers for accountability but this time is different, anyone have ideas why this is different??
I did amazing this week because I really struggled at night and during the day to continue to stay away from sugar...daytime I work in a office that has bowls of chocolates out, I am not kidding large bowls of bite size chocolates and candies right there just take one it easy and I didn't take one! and then when I got home it was such a rushed week and I am learning what I can and cannot eat that I sometime just had a piece of cheese with deli meat so I don't think I ate enough. So this week I am going to pick 2 recipes from the blog groups...everyone is so wonderful to post their recipes...Thank YOU!! and go get my ingredients and try them out. I want to learn new and easy ways to make meals and you all have tempting ideas, I am looking forward to it.
I have decided this is not a task with an end goal but a journey of learning and self discovery. I love the fact that I have not had sugar since February 2, 2012 this is a HUGE accomplishment, and I want to keep it that way for myself. Each time I mindlessly go to sugar or I am tempted usually because I am emotionally down or physically tired.... I tell myself I don't want that poison sugar in my body; I have work hard to get it out! I just need to keep it out one choice at a time.