I finally lost the 5 lbs I set out to lose in the May Challenge, so that puts me at 148. I haven't really changed anything, just staying consistent. I did change my lunches and have started having a turkey & cheese sandwich for lunch every day. I use Orawheat Light Bread and dijon mustard for an S/C Value of 3/1. Usually I have something that is less of a real meal, and this seemed like too many carbs and sugar to me. But it has me feeling more satisfied in the middle of the day and I find that I am reaching for snacks much, much less.
I have been really motivated by a few of my readers recently! You may have heard that Jorge Cruise has a new Belly Fat Cure book in the works. Well it turns out a few of my readers (you guys!) will likely be featured in it! It is so cool and motivating to me to see other people's success. We all need a reminder that it works, for different ages, body types and different stages of life. Seeing their Before/After photos and reading their stories, knowing they are real people who did this, was something I really needed right now. Strangely I needed a reminder that it is not just a fluke that this plan works for me ;-) Weird, right?
I home school my kids over the summer (don't worry, they have TONS of fun too), so I am really busy with that. My goal is to be present for them, and be in the moment. We are looking forward to taking a trip to Tulsa to see family and having a few visitors here in California. I also arranged to have a babysitter one evening a week, so the Hubby and I can have a date night. Nothing fancy, just time alone, one on one. I've worked a lot my myself the last 18 months, and it's always all about my kids. I think my marriage now needs some high priority attention too
I still have 5 more lbs that I gained back to work on, but I'm feeling very confident about them. I know my mind is in the right place, I have the knowledge and the desire to get to where I want. It is just a matter of time! I am not able to run much at all in the summer, maybe once a week or even less. So I am getting very little exercise right now. But I want to run the San Jose Rock n' Roll Half Marathon in October, so I'll need to keep that in mind.