My goal by the end of January was to weigh 269 & today's -5 lbs brought me to 271 so I'm preeeety sure that I will meet my goal for January, how exciting is that!! I said if I got down to 269 by the end of January that that would be 10 lbs for the month & it looks like I may even go over that!! Woohoo!
Ok, I'm calm now.
So, on the way to church this morning I had several thoughts going through my mind. One of the things I was thinking about was all the times that people (myself included) say "Oh I've tried EVERYTHING & nothing works, I just can't get this weight off." But those of us that are bigger know the truth, we know that that is just a bunch of well, crap basically. Yes, you may have tried everything, but the key here is HOW LONG did you try it for? I mean if you're big then yeah, you probably HAVE tried every diet in the world, I know I have. Heck, I even had weight loss surgery & still ended up back at 283 lbs!! But the harsh reality is that NOTHING will work if you don't work it. There is no magic pill, surgery, or diet, there's no magic at all, there's just HARD WORK, determination, and perseverance. And believe me I'm am JUST as guilty as everyone else. You won't believe how many times I've jumped on the "I've tried everything & nothing seems to work" bandwagon. The whole time though, I knew the truth. The truth was, I DIDN'T STICK TO IT! Yeah, I may have done it for a day or two, but as soon as I didn't see the results on the scale then I was done. My thinking was "Ugh, I've tortured myself for TWO WHOLE DAYS and this dang scale hasn't moved a pound, this doesn't work" and so I gave up, and here I am again, wearing a size 24/26 & wondering why I was such a quitter!! I mean I have to say that this time has been SO GREAT!! I have not been hungry one time (I mean I get hungry, but then I eat). I have not been deprived, and I am so amazed at the fact that the weight is coming off. Isn't that crazy? I mean we've heard for years, calories in/calories out. If you burn more calories than you consume you WILL lose weight. But to actually see it working so well is just so mind blowing, and exciting, and the thing about this is that I KNOW that I can do this now. I know that I can stick to it. I KNOW that I CAN lose this weight!!! I don't know why I all of a sudden got this bug up my butt to get started on this weight loss journey, but I sure am glad I did. :)
Ok, so here is a picture of my lunch today. It's a homemade pizza:
Ha! I started eating it before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture of it!! :) Here's the breakdown as far as I could figure:
2 pieced of Mama Mary's crust (2/6 of the pizza) - 240 calories
1/4 of one 80/20 hamburger patty - 73 calories
1/8 c. of pizza sauce - 15 calories
1/4 c. Mozarella cheese - 40 calories
A tablespoon or so of sliced mushroomos - 4 calories (almost not worth counting)
2 1/2 black olives - 13 calories
And some sliced onions that I didn't count
Total calories 385 for my lunch. I have decided from now on that I'm not going to count little things like onions or mushrooms if they're used sparingly. I mean the caloric value is so low that I don't think 1 T. of onions is going to make that much of a difference. Of course that's just me, you can do it however you want. This pizza was very good.
Ok, well that's my weekly weigh in. How is everyone else doing? I hope you're doing great & now I am off to take my Sunday nap!! Hope everyone has a great week planned!
Previous Weight 276
Current Weight 271
-5 pounds lost
-12 lbs lost total