Hello folks! It has been awhile since I have talked about my weight less journey. Since I am sitting at home because of the snow I thought that today would be a good day!
A lot has happened since my last update. Becoming a Better Me was my last post on the subject. Looking back on it is funny how life is a cycle. I had another "break up" with the same guy (this time permanent). But the difference is, I didn't have to re-focus on my health and fitness, because I have never lost focus!
I feel more determined than I have in years. I feel as determined in the point of my life when I lost 70 lbs. And I am well on my way to that goal again. I have been going to Weight Watchers every week. Even if I can't stay for the meeting I weigh in. I even go on those days when I know I have gained. Why? Because it holds myself accountable and it acts like a fresh start for the week. The truth is, when I go to weigh in my "bad" weeks are never as bad as I had imagined. I also have still been going to the gym. You know you are a gym rat when you recognize the same people everyday. My goal is still to go everyday but I average 5-6 days a week. I still go bright and early in the mornings, although it is a struggle waking up when it is this colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra (excuse my midwestern slang).
However I am not perfect. I LOVE FOOD! And because I love food I sometimes make the wrong choices. I have some stomach issues so sometimes the food I love does not love me back. That's why I have been doing a 10 day green smoothie cleanse. Today I am on day 7. Let me tell you something, it hasn't been easy. The first few days I had plenty of headaches and I was tired. The good thing is I haven't been hungry. And now that I am near the finish line I am glad that I tried it and didn't give up. The only hard part is not having food other than apples, nuts, and hard boiled eggs. I miss spices. I miss flavor. Sometimes I just miss chewing. But I am close to the end. I have already dropped a few pounds and will have dropped a few more just in time for my bestie's birthday festivities. We are actually doing the cleanse together. It definitely helps to have a friend during this. I mean I survived Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras without eating. Maybe that was a good thing haha.
I didn't do this cleanse to loose weight. I really wanted to try it to restart my body. I want to make better choices when I eat and focus more on clean eating with occasional splurges. It hasn't been easy, but it hasn't been impossible. But I can't wait to eat real food soon haha.
So I am proud to report that I am down a total of 26 lbs as of Saturday! My clothes are getting looser. Way too loose actually. I feel my stamina and strength increasing everyday. But most importantly I feel good. I feel happy to spend an hour or so a day focusing on my and my health and not feeling guilty about it. I can't wait to wear a bikini for the summer (too ambitious?).