Today is another incredible day in my world. Is my enthusiasm making you gag yourself with a big wooden spoon yet??
This morning I realized there was no school when the bus didn’t show up to pick up my grade one’er! But we just came in the house, cranked the tunes to some “Big n’ Chunky” and started cleaning!! The boys love the suction on the Central Vac…which is a bonus for me – because in between vacuuming the dust bunnies – we have fun!!
So 25 days. 25 days of NO coffee, no treats, no chips, no eating out, no Grande Eggnog Latte’s, and no morning Bailey’s! WOW – what an accomplishment. Have I mentioned, I feel the best I think I have EVER felt?
My weight has been holding steady between 166lbs and 165lbs for the last 5 days. Close your eyes guys…I have the P-Tracker Lite app on my Iphone, which confirms I am “ovulating” – thus retaining water. It’s supposed to even out on its own. My cycle has been right on schedule (it always has been 28 days) – which is very pleasing to me and supports the fact that I am not pumping hormones into my body to mess things up.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m very intrigued by the obesity situation in Canada. I’ve found some amazing resource and added some links for you to take a peek at. In particular, check out this clip from the show “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” – “Fatter Than We’ve Ever Been” .
Also, University of Edmonton has a ROCKSTAR doc doing some amazing research on this obesity thing they are calling an “epidemic”. Mark my word, you will be seeing a lot about this topic on TV in the near future. Educate yourselves peeps! It takes just one person with initiative to inspire another…it snowballs from there!
I posted my weekly pics under “The Pictures” tab…up there…
Make it an amazing day!
Throughout my life I have often reflected on Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity and applied it to my own life struggles. Let me share…
“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
At this point in my life, the definition couldn’t be more applicable. There is always a skeptic. And believe me when I say, I was one of them. I am running into them daily, sometimes the same skeptic day after day. Some people think I am starving myself to death. Other’s think this has got to be the most risky, unhealthy thing I have ever tried, to lose weight. However, I hold my head up high, turn my skinny lil’ ass around and walk away knowing that every weight loss program I attempted in the past, simply did not work. Sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith – stop doing the same things over and over trying to reach that goal. Because every time we do it, we get the same result. I had come to the conclusion that I had just wrecked my metabolism, my body would never be beautiful again, and I was just destined to be a skinny girl in a fat body. Which, ultimately, made me throw away any healthy life pattern I had – I was destined for obesity and all the chronic health problems that go along with that. Not a pretty picture to carry around in your soul. That fat girl is going to stay in the form of a photo in my wallet – for future reference.
I know the skeptics are thinking I am going to gain all my weight back, just as quickly as I lost it. I know I am not. I have heard the testimony of people that are now able to happily (and easily) consume 1800 calories a day – indulge in the odd burger and fries, and maintain their goal weight within 2 pounds. That my friends, is amazing. Cause sometimes, life just throws a Bacon Double Cheeseburger at you – and you just have to eat it 🙂
I also know I won’t allow myself to gain that weight back. I’ve educated myself on many things healthful in the last 5 years. Healthy lifestyle, exercise and nutrition is so important to me, and I have always been passionate about it. Now that I have finally released the fat from my body I am excited to get started with weight training and toning up. I’m 20lbs lighter, and running will be so easy now.
If I knew 12 years ago what I know now about diet and nutrition, this would never have happened to me. And that my friends is why my weight will never creep up on me again. I know how to eat healthy – I did before I started this program. I know about antioxidants and supplements – I took them before. The only thing that will be different after I reach my goal weight is that I am a butterfly now. An informed butterfly with confidence and know-how. I’m passionate about inspiring others – helping others transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly and be the best that they can be. This has changed my life.
Okay…cut the crap already…
I weighed in at the same today 168lbs. I’m taking one for the team and experimenting with an apple day. I just want to see what happens. I’ve survived off worse things than apples in a day. I hear others have had to do it – and it jump started weight loss again. I’m IN! I really want to reach my goal 🙂
Keeping skinny, until next time….