Five whole weeks of tracking! Although I will say – there were two days this last week (when I went out to Relish and on Wing Fest) that I did not track all of my food for the day. I figured I knew it was way way over and I would just be better tomorrow.
And I actually still lost! I couldn’t believe it when I got on the scale this morning, so I got on and off at least 4 times to verify the number.
Here are this week’s stats:
Today’s Weight: 163.6
Weight Loss This Week: 1.0 lbs
Total Weight Loss So Far: 8.8 lbs
I can’t believe that I’m actually approaching the 160 pound mark! Not to get ahead of myself, but (with the exception of my post-Whole30 time period) I haven’t been at this weight in years. I feel good about myself. I feel like I’m really making an effort and taking care of myself, which makes it easier for me to take better care of everyone else. And I’ve gotten so that I really, really look forward to exercising.
In keeping with my attempts at building my self-confidence and showing off my hard work (and also because I don’t want to look back and realize I spent my 20s and 30s hiding behind jeans and T-shirts), I bought my first pair of heels in close to 2 years this week. The DreadBrewer thinks they’re hideous, but I think he just doesn’t want other people ogling my long legs. 😉 It was actually very hard for me to buy them because (as I told the salesman) I feel like an elephant in stilettos, but he insisted I looked good. And yes, I know he could have been paid to say that; I’m going to assume he was honest and interested in making me feel beautiful.
One thing that has irritated me so far about this whole process is the fact that no one has noticed that I’ve lost weight. Granted, I’m one of those people that never looks like what I really weigh (or so people say when they find out my actual weight), so I’ll give everyone the benefit of the doubt and say that’s why no one’s noticed. But damn it, people! I’m down almost 10 pounds! You’re telling me you can’t see any difference!?!?
I’ve got next week to be really on-plan and healthy and then I’ve got my trip to Oregon (!!!!) to visit my sister! I figure if I’m really, really good this week, then I can be really, really bad in Oregon. Bring on the carrot sticks in preparation for the beer!