Here comes the part where I need to dig deep, put on my big girl panties, and cowgirl up. I will own this 1.6 pound loss, and try to be happy about it. I am the only one who can make things change if I want to lose faster. I have been thinking about a plan this morning to make that happen. First, I am going to amp up my water consumption, I have kind of slacked the last couple of weeks on that. Funny, when you retain water, the remedy is to consume more. Next, I am going to find something active to do that my lame ankle can handle. I miss my exercise and is yet probably another reason I have slowed down a bit. No more excuses, I will simply adapt. I also reevaluated my calorie consumption, when I started, calorie count said that I needed about 2100 calories to run my large body. I only ever consumed 1500-1600 a day as it was hard to eat that much once my stomach had shrunk. I plugged in my new numbers and now it says I only need about 1600 calories a day. Makes sense, it takes more gas to fuel a big car than it does a little one. So, I am going to lower my calorie intake a little more. This is where it gets fun, and I mean that, because I get to play with my food again and learn what works in a lower calorie budget.
I apologize for being a bit negative at the beginning of this post, but, it was how I was feeling. The purpose of this blog was to give an honest and accurate account of what my journey is like. I feel that if I had held back I would only be painting a picture of how easy this was. The truth is, it isn't always easy, sometimes it is disappointing, and sometimes it is hard. But in the end I know it will ALL be worth it. I do have some good news, I have lost quite a few inches over the last month. I haven't got all the measurements down yet but when I do I will post them here: Weight & Measurements I am trying to decide how brave I am. Last month I used a drawing to illustrate my measurements. I have had a few people say that I should use a picture of myself. I think it's a great idea but am not sure if I am ready to be that out there yet. I have a lot of loose skin and that might be kind of embarrassing... Do you guys think its a good idea?
Well, it is time to get started for the day, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and will leave you with this:
I am a strong woman,
I will put all excuses aside and remember
that I AM CAPABLE!!
Goals to Achieve:
1. Drink more water.
2. Find exercise I can achieve even with a hurt ankle.
3. Lower my calorie intake.
4. Be happy and proud of ANY loss, and don't focus so much on the slow down.