WooHoo, I am so happy to be on a diet! (No, really. I'm serious.) I immediately felt good at the beginning of the week. I was up earlier in the morning and happier with all the members of my family. I tried picturing myself at my goal weight, and having a little extra room in my jeans. My weight was all over the board this week, especially after the big Relay Race last weekend, but I ended up down 2 lbs!
So clearly it wasn't easy, I was just DETERMINED. I thought I was doing the BFC at about 90% and wouldn't have much trouble just doubling down and sticking with 5/2 S/C per meal and 15/6 for the day again. I started using my tracker for the first time in a year and BOY OH BOY! I was over on carb servings and up to 14 grams of sugar the first two days, even though I was being very careful! (Even though I was over on carb servings, my carb grams never went over 100) A few times I wanted a little more to eat at night, but I didn't have any carb servings left for dark chocolate :( I made Vanilla or Chocolate tea every night and that really helped. And one night, I just plain went to bed early. I can't raid the ridge from bed, can I? I made up my mind I am going to get these extra pounds off, and I am.
You can tell from the above list of everything going on last week, that I had a lot of excuses not to diet. There was one for every day of the week! I turned down copious amounts of wine (did I mention the MIL and Sonama?!), desserts, fruits and breads. Sometimes I felt a little bad, "No, I cannot split that cinnamon roll with you, but feel free to order it anyways". I really started seeing sugar and sweets as arsenic to me. "Yes, I think that chocolate croissant looks really good, buuuuut it just might kill me in the long run. So, no thanks". That is what I said in my head, at least. What I really said was "I'll have decaf coffee with cream for dessert." May is NO EXCUSES MONTH, and it was almost freeing to just be able to say "No Thanks!" so easily. I didn't even have to think about it. Do I want some of that? No, no I don't actually.
I am feeling so grateful right now. Grateful for my readers and all their support. Grateful for my family and friends. Grateful for the the knowledge to cure my obesity. The funny thing about the last statement is that, I just started thinking about my new lifestyle as a "cure" last week. Only typing it just now, did I realize the name of the diet plan I follow like a mini-religion is called The Belly Fat Cure. I really don't like the name of this diet at all. I picture tons of stomach cellulite every time I say it! But oh well... it works even with a bad name.
I hope you take some time today to feel grateful too, regardless of what is going on in your life. Leave a comment and let me know how your weigh in and week went! If you are struggling a bit, just remember to make no excuses this month. Start the next meal fresh and forgive yourself for any indulgences. I mentioned my Sister M in the last post. If you read the comments, you will see she started the BFC that day!! I am so proud and excited for her! I swore to her, deciding to commit to a diet was the very hardest part. Its a long road, but she CAN do it.
This is one of the Mother's Day cards I got this weekend. I LOVE that it says "My Mother Looks Good in Running Clothes", seriously the most beautiful thing anyone has ever said to me! And "My Mother Goes Crazy for Chocolate Chip Cookies", which is sadly true and I've had to confess to my boys. (The Hubby and kids have been instructed to hide the box. Which really sucks for the kids when we can't find them and Dad works late!) The funniest was "My Mother Makes Great Bacon" (they love that I make bacon occasionally on this diet!) and apparently I am always Cooking (it sure as hell feels that way). And finally, I am so pleased my son doesn't think I yell (I grew up in a yelling house and hated that). I laughed so hard when I read this card that I nearly cried.