We are on week eight of this here challenge. Eight weeks of a different kind of lifestyle. WOW! That’s a really long time for me to adhere to any weight loss plan. But this time it’s different. It’s a lifestyle change.
I have to keep telling myself that – daily.
It’s not punishment. It’s a lifestyle change.
It’s never going to be over. It’s a lifestyle change.
You can’t have those brownies. It’s a lifestyle change.
You must get on the treadmill. It’s a lifestyle change.
You will be able to love on your grandchildren. It’s a lifestyle change.
Amazingly, I’m still okay with it. In fact, I’ve started to look forward to my NIGHTLY treadmilling (is that a word?). I’m up to 30 minutes, which is GREAT as I started at 15 and thought I was going to die. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m probably going to have to shower twice a day. (My hair is REALLY thick. Washing it twice in one day is not fun. And, it takes forever to dry. And, apparently, I can whine about just about anything for goodness sakes.)
Some other AMAZING news this week! I get bloodwork done pretty regularly because of the drugs I’m on for my Crohn’s Disease. Well, the doctor had been concerned because my sugars were consistently high. As in pre-diabetic high. I retested after fasting last week and came through fine! Whew! Just another reason to keep up this lifestyle change. My body is happier this way. MUCH HAPPIER!
I’ve now been consistent on all the GOALS I set for myself for this challenge. And, they have become goals that I will adhere to for the rest of my life (I pray). That’s pretty amazing.
Here are my current stats:
This week’s loss: 2 pounds
Total loss: 14 pounds
Percentage lost: 6.3%
I’m a quarter of the way to my goal. That’s pretty cool for eight weeks!
Next week is going to be SUPER HARD! It’s the week before conference when the stress at the office is so thick you can feel it. The stress carb loading has already begun. Everyone is munching all the time. I’ve got a plan. I’ve just go to stick to it. Basically, I’m only allowed to eat what is in my lunchbox. Praying that I’m able to sustain. There is bound to be some yummy stuff floating around. ‘Cause we all share the stress…and the food…at conference time.
How do you keep yourself from carb loading during stressful times? I need all the ideas I can get!
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