So, have you ever seen that Hallmark commercial where the mother gets one card for her daughter if she WINS the tournament and one card if she LOSES the tournament? Turns out, it’s the same card and mom is proud no matter what the outcome. I truly feel that I will have support from Amber and the rest of my family no matter what happens at my weigh-in this morning. I am proud of the way I conducted myself over the last 31 days and feel that my true measurement ISN’T on those scales, but in my health and my life.
That being said, let’s hit the scales.
OK! 13.5 pounds down for MONTH 1!
I am very pleased with this number. Although our “agreement” is 8 pounds per month, I felt as a drastic change “deserved” a drastic number. But the truth is, while grain free sounds drastic, it’s actually been quite easy. The biggest change is in my appetite. I am not craving any specific food and I’ve lost my ravenous hunger. I’m easily satisfied with a deviled egg or two for breakfast and a great bowl of butternut squash for lunch. Last night, we went out for dinner and I had nice salad, spinach and grilled salmon. Voila.
I also believe that my mindset has changed this time around. Weighing ONLY once a month will keep me from playing mind games with the scales. I do have a lot to lose and reacting to little changes on the scales has not served me well. AND the number on the scales is really just a symptom of what’s going on inside of me. I know what to do and what to eat. And when I faithfully follow the plan, everything else will fall into place.
I am so thankful that Amber did not give up on me and gently prodded and proposed as I decided what to do with my life. I did come very close to bariatric surgery last year and simply could not/would not take the last step. I’m also thankful for the support you, as her followers have showed to me. I’m anxious to share this journey of One Year and One Hundred Pounds with you.
One month down, eleven to go!