I am really happy that:
- I lost 60 lbs (+/-)
- I have lost 29” total
- My blood sugars are normal
- My blood pressure is normal
- My cholesterol is close to normal
- I am getting of medications that I have been on for years
- I have gone from a 30/32 (4X) to 22/24 (2X)
- I have smaller feet now
- I have increased my lean muscle mass (which helps speed up metabolism)
In my many past attempts at losing weight, I never worked through the “mental” reasons why I was morbidly obese so I imagine that is why it never “stuck” but this time I am determined to make this a permanent change. Part of the permanent change is deleting the negative track that plays over and over in my head. I feel like I am making headway with that. I still have those thoughts but now I identify that I am being negative and try to change my train of thought. It is humiliating to me that my life was so out of control and not just with food. I need to remember that it is futile to worry about the past. As long as I am moving forward making changes and tweaks then that is progress (not perfection) That too has been a hard lesson to learn. Nothing and nobody is perfect so as long as you make progress that is a positive.
I think the key for me to get back to business and losing is to increase my activities. I need to keep track by using my bodybugg daily. As I mentioned Thursday, I reset it for a more achievable loss rate. I need to drink more water regularly. I know what to do and what will make me successful with this WL endeavor, it is a matter of not talking about it and just getting out there and doing it! Until next time...