Wow, it has been 2 weeks since I last logged on here! No excuse other than being busy and quite preoccupied.
I lost my old trusted bimonthly mailer job because the owner decided to quit the business! So I have been online marketing myself A LOT these past few days! And my other clients are giving me more business, so my days are filled.
But I make time to see my Aunt and do a lot of sunning and gardening.
And that is my excuse for not chatting with you guys!
In this time I have managed to drop another 1.2 lbs, so now I am 13.6 lbs to goal!
I am getting close to the dreaded "takes forever to lose the last 10 lbs" mark.
I have been doing well with my eating style. But I find I have been craving watermelon lately!
And I have eaten it a couple times this last week!
I don't know why, but I seem to be drawn to it like a pregnant woman is to pickles and ice cream!!!!
I hope this craving goes away soon because I do NOT want to get into the habit of eating carbs!!!!! So today I am sticking to protein and coffee. I have a bunch of Turkey Meatballs in the freezer that will fit this bill.
OHAMY - I am not perfectly disciplined. I do cheat. I admit it. But I try to stay VLC for the most part. I believe a diet must be sustainable, and if you restrict yourself unreasonably, you are doomed to fail. It has been over 4 1/2 years since I started my weight loss journey, and I know it will last the rest of my life. So I don't beat myself up about it when I have occasional fruit, or go off the diet for a while when it is not feasible. I just get back on the wagon asap. By the way, cutting calories on purpose is good a few times a week, but not every day. My calories are about 900-1200 daily. I can go a lot higher if I incorporate more fat in my diet, but I don't need it. My ketosis is stable on a lower fat diet.
Just to let everyone know, I do not exercise. I am incapable of walking far because of back and hip problems. The most I do is stretches in my pool or in bed at night. Vertigo limits my positions, too. But I am still losing weight. I am sure it would go quicker with increased activity, but we have to be reasonable. My health may improve with exercise, but I am not pushing the pain limits for it. At least I am still mobile and I can enjoy the outdoors! I am grateful for that, even if I am unable to go for walks.
LILSMOMMY - I understand your struggles. Just stick with us and keep yourself
in mind, too. You are important and deserve to be happy and proud of yourself. Have you ever realized how much better the day is when you step on the scale and see it is lower? Losing weight is a GREAT motivator and mood elevator! So think of this fact each time you want to cheat at night. I am thinking of you and rooting for you!
GO LILSMOMMY GO!!!
I keep a motivators on my refrigerator. I see them every time I want to eat.
And by the way, Here is a pic of my new dress! Purchased from China and has a tag size XL (which would be a L in the US). It fits perfectly! And I LOVE the color!!!!!
And here is a photo of me back in 2014 at 332 lbs wearing a 4X! I have come a long way. And I owe a lot of my success to this group. Seriously. Thank you all for your continued motivation!