I had a weight loss breakthrough today. My weight settled for a few days, but now I’m losing weight again. I’m noticing new changes in my body fat level. It’s exactly what I was hoping would happen on this fast food diet. Most people probably don’t think it’s possible to lose weight eating fast food, but I’m doing it.
Life can be stressful at times. Many people turn to food. You can choose to go for a walk instead, right? That’s an example, of one of the many changes I’ve made in my life. Today, I’m thinking about the stress in this world. I’m thinking about those who lost their jobs and homes. We each have something that makes us sad. That’s part of the reason I became obese. But, today I am grateful for everything I’ve learned, and all the lessons I’ve gone through. Life could have turned out worse. I could have been worse off, still sad and unhappy, and my life could have turned out a mess. Since I figured out the importance, of working on improving every area of our life, things turned out well. I had to embrace change to do it. Then, I needed to take action. Sometimes, I wonder how I managed to do it. Looking back, all that pain and suffering, it’s amazing to be here, happy and writing this.
My weight stabilized a few days, which is fine. I stuck with it, like we all need to ride it out, when we don’t lose weight as fast as we expect. There shouldn’t be stress associated with losing weight. I know you want to lose weight bad, but the numbers aren’t as important as you changing and taking positive action in your life. I know you don’t want to hear that. But, you will thank me one day. I was in your shoes, “focusing on losing weight,” but that was my biggest mistake. There was deeper work that needed to happen. My entire life had to change, before I could be happy with myself. I also made the important food changes, portion control and eating less more often, but the real weight loss didn’t happen until I was happy, living, and enjoying life. I’m happy and patient, with my weight loss. Feeling good comes first, and losing more weight, is the bonus. So what if 3 days went by without losing anything? The body needs rest and recuperation from exercise, to hold onto muscle, and to be healthy. We shouldn’t push and rush things, because that’s a recipe for disaster. Slow and steady, is the way to permanent weight loss.
I’m doing good being patient with this. Every challenge I take on, I know I’m going to make it to the end successful. That’s the kind of attitude I built myself up to having. I believe in myself that much, and I also know how to make changes if need be, and I know I can adapt to those unforeseen changes along the way. So, I wasn’t worried about the weight loss stopping on this diet. It has the ingredients of a decent weight loss plan. Most people don’t eat as many fruit and vegetable servings as I do. I also control my portions, schedule meals and snacks, make sure I eat enough each day, and I get exercise.
I’m hungry for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It’s been on my mind for a few minutes now. If I’m still thinking about it later on, I’ll go to the store and get an individual pack. Two peanut butter cups come in one pack. Years ago, stopping at one or two, wouldn’t have been an option. But, knowing I can only have one or two, is testament, to how well I’m doing. That type of food control, you can have too. If your eating has been out of control, believe you can get it back, because I did. I used to be ashamed of how I ate. My binges were disgusting. It was the darkest time of my life. So, if you’re going through it, letting other people, emotions, loneliness get to you, there are ways to overcome it. You don’t need to pour what you’re feeling into a ½ gallon of ice cream, a whole bag of chips, or a whole bag of peanut butter cups. And, you can eat those things, once you learn how, and take back your food control. It takes work, but you can do it.
You can do a lot of things, if you want too. I have. It seems so long ago, since I was starting out on my weight loss journey. So much has changed for the better, over the last few years. My past seems so far away sometimes. Thinking about those days, I don’t know whether to be sad, or just grateful for how things have turned out. But, I’m definitely grateful.
* 1 McDonalds round egg w/ 1 sausage patty
* 1 small apple
* 1 McDonalds cheeseburger w/ 1 cup steamed broccoli
* 1 cup red grapes
* 1 McDonalds grilled chicken chipotle wrap
* 1 small apple
* 2 chocolate chip cookies
* 2 chocolate chip cookies
I did a 40 minute early morning empty stomach walk, and a 40 minute walk at 6pm.