I continue to lose weight, even if it is just a a 1/2 pound here and there. Which is GREAT!! Being a instant gratification person, I get frustrated when it doesn't move or moves up, so even if it is just 0.2 pounds different from yesterday, I am still seeing results.
I have made a couple decisions regarding my food intake and my journey itself. I have decided that after the shakes I have already on hand, I will transition back to regular food, and just work on portion control and lower fat & calorie choices. The shakes are (at least I seem to think) making me a bit sluggish. Also, I am having some internal issues, kinda makes me feel like I have some sort of bladder infection or something. My trainer told me that may be because of the sugar content of the shakes. I have known people in the past that have used them, and had serious issues. I may use them as a supplement or a quick meal if I don't have time, but don't think they are going to be the majority of my diet. So please, feel free to send recipes my way for anything you might think I could use!
I am going to be working with my weight again tonight. I call them weights, but seems that is not really the word for it, I like the words strength training better. I don't feel as I am lifting weights, I feel as if I am gaining strength. My knees have been bothering me a bit the last 2 days, more the "good" one than the "bad" one. But I will push my hardest tonight and hope it doesn't kill me!
I bought a shirt from someone on a facebook yard sale site the other day. It was listed as a 24 or 2X. I figured it would be big enough, so I bought it sight unseen and without trying it on. This is not the first time I have bought clothes without trying it on, as I am sure many of you have done too. However, when I went to try it on at home, the size was only a 14-16. WAY too small! I couldn't even get it over my shoulders. I have so many clothes that I have bought, and they were too small, and I have just sitting in my closet, waiting for the day that I might be able to fit into them! So, I guess I will just add that to the pile, and at least I will have a new wardrobe just waiting for me when I do lose to whatever size it is that I have waiting... there are several sizes!! LOL.
It has been so long since I have been at a healthy weight, I will be a whole new person when that time comes. I will definitely need help to maintain and function at a weight I have never been in my adult life!
So, the other decision I have made is that I am going to post some "before" photos on this blog. I figure if I am going to go thru such a change in my body (hopefully in the year I have as my goal) that I need to give my readers (all 5 of you...LOL) the visual of the change. I am super scared about that, but figure it is something that I should do.
I hope you all appreciate that sacrifice I am willing to make. I don't normally like to have my photo taken at all, but now I am offering to post a picture of my body, obviously not nude, but in shorts and a short top, so you can see all the fat that I have to lose. SCARY!! :-O
I think that is all I have for today. Hope everyone keeps plugging along! It's a long journey for some of us, a shorter journey for others.... but a journey nonetheless!