I’m a little hesitant about writing this post mostly because I’m not sure that I actually believe what I’m going to say.
I stepped on the scale yesterday, and today just to check, and it turns out I’ve lost 25lbs since January. It’s really exciting because it’s something that I’ve been needing to do for a long time, but still hard to believe because I’ve struggled with my weight since puberty. Actually, I just started gaining and never started loosing. I’ve had health problems that have been related to my weight and anything that I’ve tried in the past didn’t seem to make much difference. I tried cutting back on what I was eating a bit after we got back from Christmas holidays, and then about a month ago started on the Atkin’s diet, which basically has you eating salad and meat. It was enough of a boost that my body started losing and now I’m not so hard core on the diet and am eating some carbs, but the quantities are a lot different. More salad, no potatoes, no rice, no bread. Well, occasionally those things, but usually a bite or two at most.
I’m proud of myself. It feels good. But, like I said, still hard to believe because it’s always been a couple of pounds dropped, just so they could come back on again. I do have a goal and I’m definitely not there yet, but seeing some good progress makes me happy and makes me see that it isn’t impossible.
Chris has been really encouraging which is fun because we both get excited about it. My only problem now is that most of my pants and shorts are getting a bit too big. The fun thing for me is that if things keep going like this by the time we go on our vacation I’m going to need to get some new clothes, not out of being frivolous, but because it’s that or I walk around with no pants on. That could be embarrassing.