So, it's been a struggle, I'm not going to lie. And, I am not as vigilant as you, but I made major changes for me and I am proud of that. I got on the scale this morning and I've lost 10 pounds. Of course, I had an easy 5 of empty DisneyWorld and Holiday goodies to lose, so it's really more like 5. But, since my goal is 30, I'm a third of the way there. WOO HOO! And, I feel good. I really do feel good. I've finally worked out my childcare issues (I hope) so I can now start exercising with regularity too. I'm hoping to turn some of this excess fat I'm carrying around in to muscle. I'm also hoping to be fit enough to actually race in the race for the cure this year, instead of to just leisurely stroll with the masses.
Thanks for posting/sending all your positive thoughts and encouragement and recipes. The recipes are key because the food preparation part is the biggest deterrent for me. I'm so tired, the last thing I want to think about is making a "diet" friendly meal most nights. However, I'm not as tired and that's fabulous. School is actually making this easier too, because I've decided if I don't have it with me, I will not eat it. So, I'm not snacking on crap and I'm saving money too!
You're a rock star and you have made a huge difference in my life. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you!
10 lbs is just amazing! It sure encourages you to stick with it! Sounds like it hasn't been too difficult. And she is already noticing other positive changes like more energy. Pretty soon she may notice softer skin, the ability to focus her brain power (important when doing graduate studies while raising kids, I've done that too), needing less sleep, easier periods. Those were only some of the benefits I noticed. Next she will start craving salads.
Linsey - I am really proud of you! Thanks for sharing your success. I know many people who are trying this and any encouragement helps a lot. Your "fresh convert" enthusiasm is quite contagious.
YOU, Linsey, are the rock star!