As of July 2012 – I had lost 40 lbs since the beginning of the year. I inadvertently took the Summer off to enjoy myself and focus on some other projects. But now I’m back…focused…determined to lose The Next 30 Lbs that will put me in the “Healthy Weight” category, per my BMI measurement.
This progress report is in regards to The Next 30 Lbs…Week 4.
Yeah…the weekly updates aren’t working, lol. Bi-weekly updates are more likely.
Weight: -10lbs | BMI: 27.4 (-7.4) | Waist: 36.5″ (-7.5″)
So…4 weeks in, with 10 lbs lost, I am 1/3 of the way there! YAY!!! I really can’t wait to get to my healthy weight. Weight loss is WORK! All the more reason I can’t afford to succumb to the distractions along the way. But let me tell you… I had some MAJOR distractions the last 2 weeks. And I still managed to lose 5 lbs. God is GOOD! #HaveFaith #LiveHealthy
I think what keeps me on track…even when I falter…is that the desire to BE and REMAIN healthy is at my CORE. It’s the very essence of who I am and what I am striving to be. Now, I certainly dipped into some Chinese Food this week (and it was “G-double-O-D” GOOD!), but I didn’t get the damaging effects to my body that I used to get. Why? Because my body is a lean-mean fat burning machine. And it no longer stores (or hangs on to) the bad fat. It recognizes that it’s a foreign substance, and works to get it out of my system as quickly as possible.
[I’ve even regurgitated food that my body didn’t like. And once that happens…you can rest assured I’m not eating that crap again. Didn’t have any business eating it in the first place…*ahem*]
And get this…as SOON as I get back on track with my healthy meals, my body wastes NO time responding to that as well. It’s like my body is SO relieved that it’s receiving proper nutrition, that it can’t wait to digest the foods and put them to work! And that’s a big difference from my former behavior. BEFORE…I used to eat Chinese Food, and top it off with some more Chinese Food the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that. My body didn’t know how to deal with the crap I was constantly feeding it, so the extra fat and the extra pounds just piled on.
NOW, if I indulge in eating some crap…I don’t linger there. I don’t stay in that place. I DON’T EVEN WANT TO. I’m eager to get some fresh veggies, protein, fiber, and WATER into my system. That’s what my body craves now. My mind still lusts after the ooey and the gooey [please believe it!], but the physical can only take so much.
And having trained my body to respond in this way certainly helps ease the food struggle between mind and body, and helps me make good decisions in the end to support my CORE.
For those who’ve been following along from the beginning of my journey…
Total Weight Loss: 50lbs