30 lbs in 2 1/2 months

I started my weight loss journey about 2 and a half months ago and as of this morning I’ve hit the 30 pounds lost mile stone. I don’t really see much of a difference, but I feel a difference! I FEEL lighter. I know at my weight I’ll probably need to lose 100 pounds before it’s really noticeable, but that’s ok. I’m in this for the long haul. 🙂 This isn’t a diet for me, it’s a total lifestyle change! 😀
But yeah… 30 pounds. That is amazing to me! I know it’s just going to keep getting better and better! 😀

Three Weeks – 13.2 lbs

This is the last day of week 3 of my lifestyle change. As of this morning’s weigh-in I’ve lost 13.2 pounds (that’s almost a stone for those of you across the pond) in the past three weeks. I feel good, I can actually see that my face looks a little thinner, standing naked in front of a mirror I can see the difference (though at my size I’m sure no one else can see the difference), and I have SO MUCH more energy!

In the past I would have gone a week and a half, two weeks tops, and then given up. I’m going into my fourth week and I see no signs of stopping. The key that is working for me (something I’ve never tried before) is – I don’t deprive myself. When I start denying myself what I want I’m sure to fail. I eat what I want, when I want (just maybe not as much as I want lol). And here’s one of the coolest parts – I have found that the more fruits and veggies and natural foods I eat the less I have a taste for processed and junk food. So the easier it is to NOT WANT those foods. Like last night, my boyfriend and I went to Trader Joe’s. He grabbed a box of one of his favorites – Chocolate Icecream Bon Bons. When we get home he snatched the box out of the bag while I’m putting the groceries away and eats all 6 of his before I can even get the groceries put away. I on the other hand looked at the six remaining in the box and felt no desire to devour them (though in the past I would have been right there with him, scarfing them up). I placed three on a plate and went to check my email. Before I know it they are half melted and just sitting their staring at me like “awww you no love us anymore”. lol Honestly and truly I could care less whether I ate them or not. THAT’S A FRIGGIN MIRACLE!

When I first started I had to force myself to eat more fruits and veggies, I would eat them along side the other stuff I craved, now I crave the healthier food more than the junk. This healthier look at food along with my daily exercise has caused the pounds to come of quite quickly for me. I’m so excited!

Snack Tip – Keep cherry tomatoes (if you like them) in the fridge at all times along with those little individual boxes of raisins in the cabinet. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips (that’s crisps for those of you across the pond) next time grab the cherry tomatoes and raisins. One cup cherry tomatoes is only 27 calories. I tell myself if I still feel like having the chips after I eat the healthier stuff then I will let myself eat the chips. Guess what? Nine times out of ten after I’ve had some of the cherry tomatoes and eaten the raisins I don’t feel like having the chips anymore. 🙂

Naked, Wet, and Jiggling

Naked, wet, and jiggling, I found myself doing the happy dance in the shower this morning – that’s something I don’t remember ever doing in my 30 years on this earth! As of this morning I’ve lost 11.4 lbs in the past 9 days!  I know it’s probably not possible but I really hope I can keep up this level of weight loss. If I continue losing over a pound a day I’ll lose 100 lbs in just over 3 months!