I've been staying away from the scale on purpose - the last time I weighed in was January 9th.
At that point I was down 4.6 lbs and feeling good. I've been eating well, drinking a lot of water and trying to avoid emotional eating which is something that's really hard for me.
The last week and a half was a big struggle for me because I had my lovely monthly visitor and cravings were out of control. I did indulge every once in a while in a handful of chips but that's nothing compared to how I used to eat.
A month into this journey and I'm sticking with it. For me, that's a huge accomplishment. I'm very much satisfied by instant gratification so sticking with diets has never worked for me in the past.
What I'm learning about myself and what I'm mentally and physically capable of doing is more important in the long run than reaching a specific number on the scale.
~I'm learning that if I put my mind to something I will see results.
~I'm learning that it's ok if I don't have that extra helping at dinner.
~I'm learning that it's ok to crave something and NOT eat it.
~I'm learning that I'll live if I'm a little bit hungry.
I'm learning that the JOURNEY is just as important, if not MORE important than the GOAL.
With that being said, onto the good stuff.
Last night I took my measurements and compared them to when I started this journey. I've lost at LEAST a 1/2 inch if not more from each measurement! I can feel that my clothes are fitting better and I can see a slight difference in my face.
I also got on the scale and drum roll please....
I've lost 14.4 lbs!
(since January 1)
I'm proud of myself so far. I know that I can do this and now it's time to step up my game.
This happened yesterday - my husband and I joined the gym!
...and a little something that's been motivating me lately.
While I'm doing this for me and my health - there's SO much more to it than that. Being a good role model for my daughter is one of my biggest worries. Olivia, I'm doing this for you too!
She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. Provers 31:25
Linking up with Erin and Alex today for Weigh in Wednesday - go there and check out their progress along with everyone else who has linked up!
PS - I'm also participating in a blogger giveaway with a total prize valued at $120! Check out the details HERE!